Android Application Development For Dummies by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

By Donn Felker, Michael Burton

Bring your enormous rules to the small monitor with this distinctive advisor to making striking Android applications

The Android OS keeps to quickly extend delivering app builders entry to at least one of the biggest structures to be had, and this easy-to-follow advisor walks you thru the advance strategy step-by-step. In this new variation of the bestselling Android program improvement For Dummies, Android programming specialists Michael Burton and Donn Felker clarify how one can obtain the SDK, get Eclipse up and operating, code Android functions, and percentage your entire items with the world.

Featuring pattern courses, this ebook explores every thing from the straightforward fundamentals to complex points of Android program development.
* Walks you thru the entire steps in constructing purposes for the Android platform, together with the most recent Android good points like scrollable widgets, improved UI instruments, social media integration, and new calendar and call capabilities
* begins with downloading the SDK, then explains easy methods to convey your functions to existence and put up your paintings to the Android Market
* comprises real-world recommendation from professional programmers Donn Felker and Michael Burton, who holiday each point of the improvement approach down into useful, digestible pieces

Whether you're new to Android improvement or already in your method, Android software improvement For Dummies, 2d Edition is the consultant you must dig into the app dev process!

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The sky’s the limit. Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications Contacts Your app can access a user’s Contacts list, which is stored on the device, to display the contact information in a new or different way or you can create your own Contacts list. You might even write an app that couples the contact information with the GPS system to alert the user whenever she’s near a contact’s address. Don’t use information from the Contacts list in a malicious way. Use your imagination, but be responsible about it.

Though anyone can publish any type of app (technically speaking), maintain your good karma — and your compliance with the Google terms of service — by producing family-friendly apps. Android has users from diverse areas of the world and in all age categories. Open platform The Android operating system is an open platform: Any hardware manufacturer or provider can make or sell Android devices. As you can imagine, the openness of Android has allowed it to gain market share quickly. com — to see how certain tasks are handled, for example.

Com/javase/tutorial. ), if you have no Java experience. Tuning Up Your Hardware You can develop Android applications on various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. In this book, you find a combination of the Windows 7 operating system and Mac OS X, but you can use Linux as well. 8 or later (x86 only) ✓ Ubuntu Linux Note that 64-bit Linux distributions must be capable of running 32-bit applications. com/sdk/installing/index. html for more details. Throughout this book, some examples use Windows 7 64-bit Edition.

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