The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, he moves at a steady pace while teaching everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.
- Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle
- Zeroes in on customizing activities by applying styles and themes
- Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others
- Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientation
- Reviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar, TimePicker, and more
- Beginning Android Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED WITH ANDROID PROGRAMMING
CHAPTER 2: ACTIVITIES AND INTENTS
CHAPTER 3: GETTING TO KNOW THE ANDROID USER INTERFACE
CHAPTER 4: DESIGNING YOUR USER INTERFACE USING VIEWS
CHAPTER 5: DISPLAYING PICTURES AND MENUS WITH VIEWS
CHAPTER 6: DATA PERSISTENCE
CHAPTER 7: CONTENT PROVIDERS
CHAPTER 8: MESSAGING AND NETWORKING
CHAPTER 9: LOCATION-BASED SERVICES
CHAPTER 10: DEVELOPING ANDROID SERVICES
CHAPTER 11: PUBLISHING ANDROID APPLICATIONS
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