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Android Application Development for Dummies
by Donn Felker
This is your easy-to-use guide to creating applications on the Android platformThe Android OS continues to expand offering app developers access to one of the largest platforms available, and this straightforward guide walks you step-by-step through the process of creating amazing Android applications. In this second edition of his bestselling book, Android programming exp ...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by For Dummies
(first published November 5th 2010)
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This is a phenomenal book. I would definitely recommend this book to any of my friends, looking to develop Android Applications. For anyone that is not really interested in Android Application Development, than this is definitely not their book. But, then again; why would they even pick up this book? So, there's no negative aspects to this book, when looking at it that way. This is a very educational book and a lot of what you read within, is to educate yourself so there's not much enjoyment to ...more
This is probably the best Intro to Android book I've read so far - I was expecting to be disappointed, but was actually impressed that the book covers some topics that other intro books don't, like using the visual designer and debug monitor from eclipse. I'd recommend this as a good starter book for anyone interested in learning how to develop an android app.
This book was a good introduction to android development and I was happy with the sample programs that the author selected to illustrate/teach different features. The one major drawback was that I had some pretty serious issues executing the sample code since it contained errors that I was unable to resolve. I'm not sure if it was user error or that the book (or version I own) is a bit dated and nuances in code are not compatible with the current Eclipse IDE. Whatever the case, the concepts taug ...more
A nice introduction to writing Android applications in Java. Worth reading if for no other reason than the fact that Android programming is a far more different paradigm than I would have initially guessed. There's definitely a lot of weird gotchas. On the downside, the book only just touches the surface of Android development, so you'll definitely be doing a lot of Google searching as soon as you start writing your own apps. But it's a great way to get yourself started in this new world of smar ...more
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