Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (November 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132121360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132121361
eBook Description:

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

The Deitels’ App-Driven, Live Code Approach is simply the best way for working developers to master Android programming! Following up on their best-selling iPhone For Programmers, the Deitels teach Android programming through sixteen complete, working Android Apps. Each chapter presents new concepts through a single App. The authors first discuss what the App does, show screen shots, test drive the App, and present an overview of the technologies and architecture used to build it. Next, the authors walk through building the App, presenting complete code and providing a detailed “Live Code” walkthrough. As part of the code walkthrough, they discuss essential programming concepts, and demonstrate the functionality of relevant Android smartphone and Tablet APIs. Readers will gain hands-on experience with a wide spectrum of essential Android APIs. They will also learn how to use Eclipse and Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse to successful create, debug, and deploy Android apps. The Deitels have long been the world’s #1 Java programming book authors. They have a large reader base: one that has grown even larger in the wake of their success iPhone For Programmers.

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Android™ smartphone and tablet app development and the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Android Market! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great Android apps quickly and getting them published on Android Market. The book uses an app-driven approach each new technology is discussed in the context of 16 fully tested Android apps, complete with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and sample outputs.

Features

  • Teaches every new technique in the context of a real-world Android App: 16 complete Apps in all, covering a broad spectrum of Android 2.x APIs!
  • Shows how to use Eclipse and Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse to create, debug, and deploy Apps
  • By the world’s #1 Java programming authors, and the creators of the best-selling iPhone for Programmers

Apps you’ll develop include:

  • SpotOn Game
  • Slideshow
  • Flag Quiz
  • Route Tracker
  • Favorite Twitter® Searches
  • Address Book
  • Tip Calculator
  • Doodlz
  • Weather Viewer
  • Cannon Game
  • Voice Recorder
  • Pizza Ordering

Practical, example-rich coverage of:

  • Smartphone and Tablet Apps, Android Development Tools (ADT) Plug-In for Eclipse
  • Activities, Intents, Content Providers
  • GUI Components, Menus, Toasts, Resource Files, Touch and Gesture Processing
  • Tablet Apps, ActionBar and AppWidgets
  • Tweened Animations, Property Animations
  • Camera, Audio, Video, Graphics, OpenGL ES
  • Gallery and Media Library Access
  • SharedPreferences, Serialization, SQLite
  • Handlers and Multithreading, Games
  • Google Maps, GPS, Location Services, Sensors
  • Internet-Enabled Apps, Web Services, Telephony, Bluetooth®
  • Speech Synthesis and Recognition
  • Android Market, Pricing, Monetization
  • And more…

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Android™ smartphone and tablet app development and the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Android Market! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great Android apps quickly and getting them published on Android Market. The book uses an app-driven approach each new technology is discussed in the context of 16 fully tested Android apps, complete with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and sample outputs.

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

The Deitels’ App-Driven, Live Code Approach is simply the best way for working developers to master Android programming! Following up on their best-selling iPhone For Programmers, the Deitels teach Android programming through sixteen complete, working Android Apps. Each chapter presents new concepts through a single App. The authors first discuss what the App does, show screen shots, test drive the App, and present an overview of the technologies and architecture used to build it. Next, the authors walk through building the App, presenting complete code and providing a detailed “Live Code” walkthrough. As part of the code walkthrough, they discuss essential programming concepts, and demonstrate the functionality of relevant Android smartphone and Tablet APIs. Readers will gain hands-on experience with a wide spectrum of essential Android APIs. They will also learn how to use Eclipse and Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse to successful create, debug, and deploy Android apps. The Deitels have long been the world’s #1 Java programming book authors. They have a large reader base: one that has grown even larger in the wake of their success iPhone For Programmers.

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