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Android App Development For Dummies Paperback – 9 March 2015

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Learn to:

  • Create amazing apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets
  • Download and install the SDK and start working with the Android Studio tools
  • Adapt your apps for use on Android watches and TVs
  • Publish your apps to the Google Play(TM) Store

Here's just what you need to turn your great idea into a cool Android app!

Did you know that nearly 80 percent of mobile devices use the Android platform? With this book to guide you, you can start developing apps for that huge market. You'll learn to design the ideal user interface, take advantage of all the newest Android features, understand the difference between phone and tablet apps, avoid common pitfalls, and more!

  • Get what you need -- discover how to acquire and install the tools and set up your development headquarters
  • Set up your first project -- get going right away with sample programs that explore different aspects of the Android platform
  • Nuts and bolts -- see how to design the Tasks application, handle user input, design a menu, work with data storage, and even port your app to wearables
  • Adapt existing apps -- learn to convert apps from other platforms for Android and how to accommodate older Android versions
  • Get'em out there -- publish your apps to the Google Play Store

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/androidappdevfd3e to download all the code used in this book

Open the book and find:

  • How to build a great app with Android Studio
  • How to create an app widget
  • When to use advanced techniques, such as Fragments, Databases, and Image Downloads
  • Material Design to beautify your app
  • Ways to build apps on Android and Amazon tablets
  • How to create apps for Android Wear and TV

About the Author

Michael Burton is the Head of Mobile Engineering at Groupon and creator of the popular RoboGuice programming framework for Android. He's the author of the OpenTable, Digg, TripIt, and award winning Groupon Android apps, and has addressed conferences around the world.

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