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Professional Android Application Development

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A hands-on guide to building mobile applications, Professional Android Application Development features concise and compelling examples that show you how to quickly construct real-world mobile applications for Android phones. Fully up-to-date for version 1.0 of the Android software development kit, it covers all the essential features, and explores the advanced capabilitie ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published June 17th 2009 by Wrox Press (first published November 13th 2008)
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Jan 15, 2010 Juha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good for learning basics of Android
I really wanted to like this book more - at times the information is really good, like the "working in the background" section. However most of the book feels like bits and pieces were cut and pasted into place. Thus author seems to repeat himself often, especially early on. What's worse, the repetition doesn't reinforce any major points of the platform either. I'm left guessing that the book was rushed to print before it was fully edited.

There is some good information here though. And this give
Jan 31, 2011 J. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent set of information, but not well organized for experienced programmer and not clear enough for a beginner. If you are new to Android AND Java, you are better served with a Java Programming book first. This is also for Android 1.x and is now supplanted by version 2.X
Oct 04, 2009 Demian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good so far, only 1/4 of the way into it
Jul 12, 2010 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is THE book for programming for Android.
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Aug 05, 2010 Levent Bayindir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: android
a reference book for android.
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