Your all-encompassing guide to learning Android app development If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market which grows in size and downloads every day this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide. Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies covers the information you absolutely need to get started developing apps for Android. Inside, you'll quickly get up to speed on Android programming concepts and put your new knowledge to use to manage data, program cool phone features, refine your applications, navigate confidently around the Android native development kit, and add important finishing touches to your apps. Covering the latest features and enhancements to the Android Software Developer's Kit, this friendly, hands-on guide walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more.
* All programming examples, including the sample application, are available for download from the book's website * Information is carefully organized and presented in an easy-to-follow format *800+ pages of content make this an invaluable resource at an unbeatable price * Written by an expert Java educator, Barry Burd, who authors the bestselling Java For Dummies Go from Android newbie to master programmer in no time with the help of Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies!
Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry, and has lectured at conferences around the world. He is the author of the bestselling Java For Dummies and other programming books.
Introduction 1 Book I: Getting Started with Android Application Development 9 Chapter 1: All about Android 11 Chapter 2: Installing the Software Tools 21 Chapter 3: Creating an Android App 45 Chapter 4: Examining a Basic Android App 69 Chapter 5: Conjuring and Embellishing an Android App 97 Chapter 6: Improving Your App 123 Book II: Android Background Material 149 Chapter 1: Using Android Studio 151 Chapter 2: It s Java! 181 Chapter 3: What Java Does (and When) 211 Chapter 4: Object ]Oriented Programming in Java 229 Chapter 5: A Look at XML 247 Book III: The Building Blocks 263 Chapter 1: Android Activities 265 Chapter 2: Intents and Intent Filters 303 Chapter 3: Services 343 Chapter 4: Broadcast Receivers 383 Chapter 5: Content Providers 411 Book IV: Programming Cool Phone Features 435 Chapter 1: Laying Out Your Stuff 437 Chapter 2: Menus, Lists, and Notifications 475 Chapter 3: An Android Potpourri 509 Chapter 4: An Android Social Media App 541 Chapter 5: Hungry Burds: A Simple Android Game 563 Chapter 6: Going Native 581 Book V: Apps for Tablets, Watches, and TV Sets 597 Chapter 1: Apps for Tablets 599 Chapter 2: Developing for Android Wear 623 Chapter 3: Developing for Android TV 641 Book VI: The Job Isn t Done Until 655 Chapter 1: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store 657 Chapter 2: Monetizing and Marketing Your App 683