Android App Development for Dummies, 3ed
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.