Get up to speed on the hottest opportunity in the application development arena App development for tablets is a booming business. Android tablets, including the popular Motorola Xoom, are gaining market share at breakneck speed, and this book can have even novice programmers creating great Android apps specifically for tablets quickly and easily. A little Java knowledge is helpful but not essential to get started creating apps. Android expert Donn Felker helps you get the Android environment up and running, use XML to create application menus, create an icon for your app, and submit your app to the Android Market. You'll also learn to create an SQLite database to run behind your app and how to allow users to tailor your app to their needs.
* Tablet application development is booming, and Android tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom, are rapidly gaining market share * This easy-to-follow guide helps new and veteran programmers set up the Android tablet environment, work with Google's notification system, and design apps that take advantage of larger tablet screens * Covers using XML to create application menus, creating an icon for your app, and submitting your app to the Android Market * Demonstrates notifications, how to create an SQLite database to run behind an application, and how to set up your app so users can choose options that tailor the app to their individual needs If you want to break into the growing Android tablet application development market, look no further than Android Tablet Application Development For Dummies!
Donn Felker has been an independent consultant for more than a decade. He's an Android developer, a Microsoft ASP Insider, and the founder of Agilevent, an agile and mobile software development company. Donn is also the author of Android Application Development For Dummies.
Introduction 1 Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android Tablets 7 Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Tablet Applications 9 Chapter 2: Switching to Tablet App Development 21 Chapter 3: Developing for Android Tablets 27 Chapter 4: Prepping Your Development Headquarters 35 Chapter 5: Your First Android Project 57 Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Tablet Application 93 Chapter 6: Designing the User Interface 95 Chapter 7: Coding Your Application 111 Chapter 8: Turning Your Application into an App Widget 151 Chapter 9: Understanding Android Resources 183 Chapter 10: Publishing Your App to the Android Market 191 Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application 213 Chapter 11: Designing the Task Reminder Application 215 Chapter 12: Going a la Carte with Your Menu 235 Chapter 13: Handling User Input 245 Chapter 14: Getting Persistent with Data Storage 265 Chapter 15: Reminding the User with AlarmManager 295 Chapter 16: Updating the Android Status Bar 307 Chapter 17: Working with Android s Preference Framework 315 Part IV: The Part of Tens 329 Chapter 18: Ten Great Free Sample Applications and SDKs (with Code!) 331 Chapter 19: Ten Tools That Make Your Developing Life Easier 335 Index 339
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