Android Apps For Absolute Beginners (2nd ed. 2012)

Android Apps For Absolute Beginners (2nd ed. 2012)

By: Wallace Jackson (author)Paperback

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Description

Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Second Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. * Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development * Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss * Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book is Android Jelly Bean compliant, but is backwards compatible to most of the previous Android releases.

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About Author

Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist,Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.

Contents

* Preliminary Information: Before We Get Started * What's Next? Our Road Ahead * Setting Up Your Android Development Environment * Introducing the Android Software Development Platform * Android Framework Overview * Screen Layout Design: Views and Layouts * UI Design: Buttons, Menus, and Dialogs * An Introduction to Graphics Resources in Android * Adding Interactivity: Handling UI Events * Understanding Content Providers * Understanding Intents and Intent Filters * Advanced Android Topics

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781430247883
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 427
  • ID: 9781430247883
  • weight: 716
  • ISBN10: 1430247886
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2012

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