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What Every Android™ App Developer Should Know Today: Android Tools, App/UI Design, Testing, Publishing, And More
This fully reworked edition of a proven title is the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android™ apps. The content is revised and updated for the latest Android 4.3 SDK and the newest development best practices. Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fourth Edition, covers all you need to quickly start developing professional apps for today’s Android devices. Three expert developers guide you through setting up your development environment, designing user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your entire app-development process–from design through publication. Updated throughout, this title includes extensive coverage of the most useful new Android tools and utilities. It adds an all-new chapter on planning an amazing Android app user experience, plus extensive new coverage of unit testing, dialogs, preferences, and app publishing. Throughout, key concepts are taught through clear, up-to-date example code.
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For Android developers at all levels of experience, this reference is now more valuable than ever. Students, instructors, and self-learners will especially appreciate new chapter-ending questions and exercises, carefully designed to test knowledge and deepen mastery.
Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://
Note: This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume I: Android Essentials, Third Edition
Lauren Darcey is a multi-published Android author with several Pearson books to her credit, along with earlier editions of this book. Lauren is technical leader of Mamlambo, Inc, a firm specializing in mobile development and consulting with Android, iOS, Blackberry and other mobile platforms. She has more than two decades of software development experience under her belt, and is a recognized authority in enterprise architecture and commercial-grade mobile development.
Shane Conder is also a multi-published Android author with several Pearson books to his credit, along with earlier editions of this book. Shane has extensive development experience and has focused his attention on mobile and embedded development for the past two decades. He has designed and developed many commercial apps for Android, iOS, BREW, Blackberry, J2ME, Palm and Windows Mobile, some of which have been installed on millions of phones worldwide.
Chapter 1 — Introducing Android
Chapter 2 - Setting Up Your Android Development Environment
Chapter 3 - Writing Your First Android Application
Chapter 4 - Understanding the Anatomy of an Android Application
Chapter 5 - Defining Your Applications with the Android Manifest File
Chapter 6 - Managing Application Resources
Chapter 7 - Exploring User Interface Elements
Chapter 8 - Designing with Layouts
Chapter 9 - Partitioning the User Interface with Fragments
Chapter 10 - Displaying Dialogs
Chapter 11 - Using Android Preferences
Chapter 12 - Working with Files and Directories
Chapter 13 - Leveraging Content Providers
Chapter 14 - Designing Compatible Applications
Chapter 15 - Learning the Android Software Development Process
Chapter 16 - Designing and Developing Bulletproof Android Applications
Chapter 17 - Planning the Android Application Experience
Chapter 18 - Testing Android Applications
Chapter 19 - Publishing Your Android Application
Appendix A - Mastering the Android Development Tools (ADT)
Appendix B - Quick-Start Guide: The Android Emulator
Appendix C - Quick-Start Guide: Android DDMS
Appendix D - Android IDE and Eclipse Tips and Tricks