Author : J.F. DiMarzio

Published in :  McGraw-Hill

ISBN :  0-07-159988-6

File type : pdf

File Size : 7 mb

Language : English


Welcome to Android: A Programmer’s Guide. This book has been designed to give you the best first step toward the exciting new frontier of open source mobile development. Android is the newest mobile device operating system, and this is one of the first books to help the average programmer become a fearless Android developer. Through the course of this book, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of mobile device application development using the Open Handset Alliance’s Android platform. By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently create your own mobile device programs. The format of this book is such that it will take you through Android application development in a logical manner. The book begins by examining the architecture of Android as a platform, looking at how it was developed, what it can run on, and what tools are required to develop programs for it. After discussing and installing the development tools, Android SDK, and the Eclipse development environment (Chapters 2, 3, and 4), the book dives directly into designing and creating Android applications (Chapter 5). The book concludes with instructions on tying your applications to existing Google tools such as Google Maps (Chapters 9 and 11) and GTalk (Chapter 10). A quick reference guide is also included in Chapter 12. This book is a programmer’s guide, not a beginner’s guide, meaning that you do need to possess some programming skills to get the most from it. Foremost among these skills is a working knowledge of Java programming fundamentals.
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