If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-on guide gives you everything you need to dig into the development process and turn your great idea into a reality! In this new edition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll find easy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques that take advantage of the new features of the Android operating system. Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get you started and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspects of the Android platform.
Part I: Getting Started with Your First Android Application
Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications
Chapter 2: Prepping Your Development Headquarters
Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Application
Chapter 3: Your First Android Project
Chapter 4: Creating the User Interface
Chapter 5: Coding Your Application
Chapter 6: Understanding Android Resources
Chapter 7: Turning Your Application into an App Widget
Chapter 8: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store
Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application
Chapter 9: Designing the Tasks Application
Chapter 10: Creating the Task Detail Page
Chapter 11: Going a la Carte with Your Menu
Chapter 12: Handling User Input
Chapter 13: Getting Persistent with Data Storage
Chapter 14: Reminding the User
Chapter 15: Working with Android Preferences
Part IV: Android Is More than Phones
Chapter 16: Developing for Tablets
Chapter 17: Supporting Older Versions of Android
Chapter 18: Wearing the Tasks App
Chapter 19: Look Ma, I'm on TV!
Chapter 20: Moving beyond Google
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Free Sample Applications and SDKs
Chapter 22: Ten Tools to Simplify Your Development Life
Primary: Beginning programmers interested in creating apps for the Android market, which has doubled in size and downloads over the past three months.
Secondary: Veteran programmers who want to learn the ins and outs of the Android platform.
Michael Burton is the Engineering Manager for Android at Groupon and the creator of the popular RoboGuise programming framework for Android that is used by thousands of apps and hundreds of millions of users. Michael is the author for the Groupon, Digg, TripIt and OpenTable Android apps. Michael is in the top 10% of contributors for the Android and Java tags on Stackoverflow.