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About This Book
The first-generation Android phones were released in October 2008. As of June 2015, Android had 82.8% of the global smartphone market share, compared to 13.9% for Apple and 2.6% for Microsoft (http:// www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp). Billions of apps have been downloaded from Google Play and more than one billion Android devices were shipped worldwide in 2014 (http://www.cnet.com/news/android-shipments-exceed- 1-billion-for-first-time-in-2014/). The opportunities for Android app developers are enormous.
This book presents leading-edge computing technologies for professional software developers. At the heart of the book is the Deitel app-driven approach–concepts are presented in the context of complete working Android apps, rather than using code snippets. The introduction and app test drives at the beginning of each chapter show one or more sample executions. The book’s source code is available at http://www.deitel.com/books/AndroidFP3.
The apps in this book were carefully designed to introduce you to key Android features and APIs. You’ll quickly learn everything you need to start building Android apps–beginning with a test-drive of the Tip Calculator app in Chapter 1, then building one new app in each of Chapters 2 through 9. By the time you reach Chapter 10, you’ll be ready to create your own apps for submission to Google Play and other app marketplaces. You’ll master the Google Play submission process, including uploading your apps. You’ll decide whether to sell your apps or offer them for free, and learn how to market them via social media and monetize them with in-app advertising, in-app billing, virtual goods and more.
Paul Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate
of MIT, where he studied Information Technology. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc.,
he has delivered hundreds of programming courses worldwide to clients, including Cisco,
IBM, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the
National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software,
Boeing, SunGard Higher Education, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many
more. He and his co-author, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming-
language textbook/professional book/video authors.
Dr. Harvey Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc.,
has over 50 years of experience in the computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S.
degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston
University. He has extensive college teaching experience, including earning tenure and
serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before
founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., in 1991 with his son, Paul. The Deitels’ publications
have earned international recognition, with translations published in Japanese, German,
Russian, Spanish, French, Polish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Korean, Portuguese, Greek, Urdu and Turkish. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of programming
courses to corporate, academic, government and military clients.
• Before You Begin
• Chapter 1–Introduction to Android App Development
• Chapter 2–Welcome App
Dive-Into® Android Studio: Introducing Visual GUI Design, Layouts, Accessibility
• Chapter 3–Tip Calculator App
Introducing GridLayout, LinearLayout, EditText, SeekBar, Event Handling,
NumberFormat and Defining App Functionality with Java
• Chapter 4–Twitter® Searches App
SharedPreferences, Collections, ImageButton, ListView, ListActivity, ArrayAdapter,
Implicit Intents and AlertDialogs
• Chapter 5–Flag Quiz Game App
Fragments, Menus, Preferences, AssetManager, Tweened Animations, Handler,
Toasts, Explicit Intents, Layouts for Multiple Device Orientations
• Chapter 6–Cannon Game App
Listening for Touches, Manual Frame-By-Frame Animation, Graphics, Sound,
Threading, SurfaceView and SurfaceHolder
• Chapter 7–Doodlz App
Two-Dimensional Graphics, SensorManager, Multitouch Events
• Chapter 8–Address Book App
ListActivity, AdapterViews, Adapters, Multiple Activities, SQLite, GUI
Styles, Menu Resources and MenuInflater
• Chapter 9–Google Play and App Business Issues