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- ISBN: 9780321673350 | 0321673352
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/10/2010
The first clear, easy, step-by-step tutorial for every developer who wants to write software for today's hot new Android phones! bull; bull;The hands-on introduction to Android programming for everyone with basic Java experience: introduces the development environment and teaches every essential concept with carefully-explained code. bull;Covers everything from user interfaces to location-based and social networking features. bull;Combines step-by-step instructions, examples, exercises, tips, and shortcuts - all in full color! With the arrival of next-generation phones like Droid, Android has established itself as a world-leading mobile development platform. This is the first friendly, accessible guide to Android development for every programmer with a working knowledge of Java. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this book will help beginning Android and mobile developers gain true mastery. Each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn all they need to know without ever becoming overwhelmed. Coverage includes: bull; bull;Mastering Android's development tools and environment. bull;Quickly writing a basic application. bull;Understanding the application lifecycle, managing assets, and designing a complete application framework. bull;Retrieving, storing, and working with user data. bull;Adding popular social, location-based, and imaging features. bull;Using Android's APIs for networking and Internet connectivity. bull;Designing highly interactive applications with Notifications and Services. bull;Internationalizing, testing, and publishing applications By the time they're finished, readers won't just understand Android programming concepts: they'll be comfortable designing and delivering superior real-world apps.