Jackson W. - Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

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Jackson W. - Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Год: 2011

Автор: Jackson W.

Издательство: Apress

ISBN: 978-1430234463

Язык: Английский

Формат: PDF/EPUB

Качество: Изначально компьютерное (eBook)

Интерактивное оглавление: Да

Количество страниц: 349

Описание: Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners takes you through the process of getting your first Android applications up and running using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android application development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development

Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss

Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible

What you’ll learn

Get yourself and your computer set up for Android apps development

Use the Eclipse programming environment to make your Android development efficient and straightforward

Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately

Style your application so that it appeals to potential users

Make use of the Android’s touch screen

Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way

Use the basics of Java and XML to move onto more advanced apps

Who this book is for

If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills—as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits!

Preliminary Information: Before We Get Started

What’s Next? Our Road Ahead

Setting Up an Open Source Android Development Environment

An Introduction to Java, XML and How Android Works

An Overview of the Android Application Framework

Screen Layout Design: Views, ViewGroups and Layout Types

User Interface Design: Buttons, Menus, Dialogs and Alerts

Designing Graphics for Android: 2D Images & Animation

Adding Interactivity: Handling UI Events

Understanding Content Providers

Understanding Intents and Intent Filters

The Future: 3D, Widgets, Bluetooth, Maps, Search, and More

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