As a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile devices, the Android OS allows programs to run on all Android devices and appear free in the Android Market. Whether you're a beginner programmer eager to create mobile applications or you're Android-savvy and looking to submit your apps to the Android Market, this compilation of eight minibooks takes you through the ins and outs of programming for Android phones. Java expert Barry Burd walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more.
Table of Contents
Book I: Android Jump-Start
Chapter 1: All about Android
Chapter 2: Installing the Software Tools
Chapter 3: Creating an Android App
Chapter 4: Conjuring and Embellishing an Android App
Book II: Android Background Material
Chapter 1: Using the Eclipse Workbench
Chapter 2: It’s Java!
Chapter 3: What Java Does (and When)
Chapter 4: Object-Oriented Programming in Java
Chapter 5: A <brief> Look at XML
Book III: The Building Blocks
Chapter 1: Android Activities
Chapter 2: Intents and Intent Filters
Chapter 3: Services
Chapter 4: Broadcast Receivers
Chapter 5: Content Providers
Book IV: Programming Cool Phone Features
Chapter 1: Lay Out Your Stuff
Chapter 2: Menus, Lists, and Notifications
Chapter 3: An Android Potpourri
Chapter 4: Apps for Tablets
Book V: The Job Isn't Done Until . . .
Chapter 1: Publishing Your App to the Android Market
Chapter 2: Publishing Your App to the Amazon Appstore
Book VI: Alternative Android Development Techniques
Chapter 1: Creating Code Quickly with App Inventor
Chapter 2: More App Inventor Magic
Chapter 3: How to "Rough It" without Eclipse
Chapter 4: Going Native
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