In the event that you want to program your own applications for Android, there are a number of books that are dedicated to that subject. We have compiled a selection of books that we think can facilitate your entry into App development. Most of the books here on our list are centrally themed around Android programming itself.
Hello, Android: Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform
Ed Burnette (August 2010)
Product Description: Android is a software toolkit for mobile phones, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. It’s inside millions of cell phones and other mobile devices, making Android a major platform for application developers. That could be your own program running on all those devices. Getting started developing with Android is easy. You don’t even need access to an Android phone, just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and the phone emulator that comes with it. Within minutes, “Hello, Android” will get you creating your first working application: Android’s version of “Hello, World.” From there, you’ll build up a more substantial example: an Android Sudoku game.
Unlocking Android: A Developer’s Guide
Frank Ableson, Charlie Collins & Robi Sen (April 2009)
Product Description:The book first covers the big picture so the reader can get comfortable with the Android approach to the mobile applications. Then the reader learns to apply Android by following the many practical examples. The book concludes with two deep and hands-on examples.Unlocking Android addresses the Android application framework, its graphical capabilities and media support, data storage, communications capabilities, phone interactions, and notifications.
Professional Android 2 Application Development
Reto Meier (February 2010)
Product Description: Written by an Android authority, this up-to-date resource shows you how to leverage the features of Android 2 to enhance existing products or create innovative new ones. Serving as a hands-on guide to building mobile apps using Android, the book walks you through a series of sample projects that introduces you to Android’s new features and techniques. Using the explanations and examples included in these pages, you’ll acquire the foundation needed to write compelling mobile applications that use Android, along with the flexibility to quickly adapt to future enhancements.
The Android Developer’s Cookbook
Building Applications with the Android SDK (Developer’s Library)
James Steele (October 2010)
Product Description: Want to get started building applications for Android, the world’s hottest, fast-growing mobile platform? Already building Android applications and want to get better at it? This book brings together all the expert guidance–and code–you’ll need! Completely up-to-date to reflect the newest and most widely used Android SDKs, The Android Developer’s Cookbook is the essential resource for developers building apps for any Android device, from phones to tablets. Proven, modular recipes take you from the absolute basics to advanced location-based services, security techniques, and performance optimization.
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