Donn Felker, Joshua Dobbs's Android Application Development For Dummies PDF

By Donn Felker, Joshua Dobbs

ISBN-10: 047077018X

ISBN-13: 9780470770184

The thrill and pleasant advisor to making purposes at the Android platformThe approval for the Android industry is hovering without signal of slowing down. The open nature of the Android OS deals programmers the liberty to entry the platform's functions and this simple advisor walks you thru the stairs for growing impressive Android purposes. Android programming professional Donn Felker explains easy methods to obtain the SDK, get Eclipse up and operating, code Android purposes, and put up your entire items to the Android industry. that includes pattern courses, this introductory e-book explores every little thing from the easy fundamentals to extra complicated points of the Android platform.Takes you soup via nuts of constructing functions for the Android platformBegins with downloading the SDK, then explains how one can code Android functions and post initiatives to the Android MarketWritten via Android guru Donn Felker, who breaks each point of constructing functions for the Android platform into simply digestible piecesNo subject your point of programming adventure, Android program improvement For Dummies is a perfect advisor for purchasing all started with constructing functions for the Android platform.

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Compatibility ensures that your apps can run on all devices. Mashup capability A mashup combines two or more services to create an application. You can create a mashup by using the camera and Android’s location services, for example, to take a picture with the exact location displayed on the image! It’s easy to make a ton of apps by combining services or libraries in new and exciting ways. With all the APIs that Android includes, it’s easy to use two or more of these features to make your own app.

The Android team has built on a known set of proven libraries and has given them to you, all exposed through Android interfaces. These interfaces wrapped up the various libraries and made them useful to the Android platform as well as useful to you as a developer. Android has all these libraries built in the background and exposes these features to you without your having to build any of the functionality that they provide: Activity manager: Manages the activity life cycle. Telephony manager: Provides access to telephony services as well as some subscriber information, such as phone numbers.

Do I have a computer to develop on? If you answered yes to all these questions, today is your lucky day; you’re ready to become an Android developer. You may be wondering about the “no fees” part. Yep, you read that correctly: You pay no fees to develop Android applications. There’s always a catch, right? You can develop for free to your heart’s content, but as soon as you want to publish your application to the Android Market — where you upload and publish your apps — you need to pay a small nominal registration fee.

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