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Android Application Development for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android 7 Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications 9 Chapter 2: Prepping Your Development Headquarters 27 Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Application 53 Chapter 3: Your First Android Project 55 Chapter 4: Designing the User Interface 91 Chapter 5: Coding Your Application 115 Chapter 6: Understanding Android Resources 153 Chapter 7: Turning Your Application into a Home Screen Widget 161 Chapter 8: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store 183 Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application 203 Chapter 9: Designing the Task Reminder Application 205 Chapter 10: Going a la Carte with Your Menu 229 Chapter 11: Handling User Input 237 Chapter 12: Getting Persistent with Data Storage 259 Chapter 13: Reminding the User with AlarmManager 287 Chapter 14: Updating the Android Status Bar 301 Chapter 15: Working with Android's Preferences Framework 311 Part IV: Tablets 325 Chapter 16: Developing for Tablets 327 Chapter 17: Porting Your App to Android Tablets 335 Chapter 18: Moving beyond Google 349 Part V: The Part of Tens 359 Chapter 19: Ten Free Sample Applications and SDKs 361 Chapter 20: Ten Tools to Simplify Your Development Life 365 Index 369

About the Author

Michael Burton is a Groupon software engineer and the creator of the Groupon, Digg, TripIt, and OpenTable Android apps plus many more. Donn Felker is an Android programmer, Microsoft ASP Insider, MCTS in Web Client Development for .NET 2.0 and 3.5, and certified ScrumMaster.

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