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Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition



Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Barry Burd

ISBN: 978-1-118-97384-4 July 2015 768 Pages


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!

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 <brief> 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

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