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Beginning Android 4 Application Development Paperback – Mar 6 2012
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Quickly learn how to develop applications for Android 4 smartphones and tablets!
With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android operating system to both smartphone and tablet computing. This full-color guide teaches everything you'll need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications. The book addresses all the fundamentals, including user interfaces, networking, SMS messaging, databases, location-based services, and deployment. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee covers it all and puts you well on your way to successful Android application development and deployment.
Beginning Android 4 Application Development:
Explains how to adapt to display orientation, understand the components of a screen, and handle user interface notifications
Explains the various elements that go into designing your user interface using views such as TextView, ProgressBar, AutoCompleteTextView, TimePicker, ListView, and more
Demonstrates how to display pictures and menus with views
Shows how to use a content provider and create your own content provider
Demonstrates how to put long running tasks in separate threads
Builds an application that tracks locations using SMS messaging
Demonstrates how to use JSON and Sockets programming to build your own chat application
Helps you prepare your Android application for the Android Market
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
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About the Author
Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies. He is the author of Beginning Android Application Development and Beginning iOS 5 Application Development, as well as many other technology books and articles.
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I've found this book very easy to read through on the Kindle version when viewed on the PC, however I would not suggest copy and pasting the code. You won't learn it as well, and the formatting will be a nightmare.
I recommend this book to anyone with prior knowledge of Java looking to get in to Android.
If you a beginner, this book is for you. I will update more after finish the book.
I have programmed in different languages over the years, but I am new to Java and Android. I find it a pleasure, and so far, it has provided many "aha" moments.