Article Diary - General Knowledge Digest

Hello, Android - Android Application Development Book

Google’s Android is shaking up the mobile market in a big way. With Android, you can write programs that run on any compatible cell phone in the world. It’s a mobile platform you can’t afford not to learn, and this book gets you started. This third edition covers all Android versions from Android 1.5 through Android 2.

Android is a software toolkit for mobile phones, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. It’s inside millions of cell phones and other mobile devices, making Android a major platform for application developers. That could be your own program running on all those devices.

Within minutes, Hello, Android will get you started creating your first working application: Android’s version of "Hello, World." From there, you’ll build up a more substantial example: an Android Sudoku game. By gradually adding features to the game, you’ll learn the basics of Android programming. You’ll also see how to build in audio and video support, add graphics using 2D and 3D OpenGL, network with web pages and web services, and store data with SQLite. You’ll also learn how to publish your applications to the Android Market.

The #1 book for learning Android is now in its third edition. Every page and example was reviewed and updated for compatibility with the latest versions. Freshly added material covers installing applications to the SD card, supporting multi-touch, and creating live wallpaper. You’ll also find plenty of real-world advice on how to support all the Android versions in use today-everything from Cupcake (Android 1.5) to FroYo (Android 2.2) and beyond.

If you’d rather be coding than reading about coding, this book is for you.

  • Author: Ed Burnette
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Released: July 2010
  • Pages: 300
  • Price: $34.95

About Author

Ed Burnette is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience as a programmer, author, and speaker. His development credits include everything from commercial video games to high-performance grid computing systems. Ed is a founding member and senior researcher at the SAS Advanced Computing Lab.

Link: http://www.pragprog.com/titles/eband/hello-android

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Search test
Viewed 810 times since Tue, Jun 8, 2010
Ext JS in Action
Viewed 797 times since Wed, Jul 21, 2010
Professional Android 2 Application Development
Viewed 777 times since Tue, Jul 27, 2010
Advanced Google AdWords Book
Viewed 815 times since Wed, Jun 16, 2010
Test Article With Backslash Characters
Viewed 1200 times since Thu, Apr 22, 2010
Active Directory Cookbook for Windows Server 2003
Viewed 722 times since Wed, Apr 21, 2010
The Art of SQL
Viewed 671 times since Sat, Jul 31, 2010
Beginning iPad Application Development
Viewed 747 times since Sun, Jul 18, 2010
MENU