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- ISBN: 9780321804334 | 0321804333
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/28/2013
Since its launch in late 2007, the Android platform has experienced exponential growth. Starting with just a single handset and carrier, the platform has grown to include dozens of devices on all major carriers worldwide. With the introduction of several new phone and tablet devices in 2010 and 2011, the future for Android and its developer community is bright indeed. Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guidetakes you on an easy to follow tour of the Android mobile development platform. Chapter by chapter, we'll lead you through the wilderness with hands-on examples. Write and run code every step of the way, starting with simple programs, then enhancing them with sophisticated features. You'll write applications that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each example has been carefully crafted and refined through real-world instruction at Big Nerd Ranch's Android Boot Camp to be succinct, engaging, and enlightening. With these chapters and their exercises, you will pick up a working knowledge of the key concepts and APIs needed to make compelling apps. You'll also discover helpful techniques for using the Android development tools to their fullest.