Professional Android 2 Application Development

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Wiley, Feb 12, 2010 - Computers - 480 pages
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Update to the bestseller now features the latest release of the Android platform

Android is a powerful, flexible, open source platform for mobile devices and its popularity is growing at an unprecedented pace. This update to the bestselling first edition dives in to cover the exciting new features of the latest release of the Android mobile platform.

Providing in-depth coverage of how to build mobile applications using the next major release of the Android SDK, this invaluable resource takes a hands-on approach to discussing Android with a series of projects, each of which introduces a new feature and highlights techniques and best practices to get the most out of Android.

  • The Android SDK is a powerful, flexible, open source platform for mobile devices
  • Shares helpful techniques and best practices to maximize the capabilities of Android
  • Explains the possibilities of Android through the use of a series of detailed projects
  • Demonstrates how to create real-world mobile applications for Android phones
  • Includes coverage of the latest version of Android

Providing concise and compelling examples, Professional Android Application Development is an updated guide aimed at helping you create mobile applications for mobile devices running the latest version of Android.

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I ordered from Google Books and received a scanned copy, not readable on my tablet or phone. Customer service resolved this in a remakably short time, and I now have an epub version that works great -- and I hope they will figure out why Google isn't providing that version when you buy it from them. (The epub version allows changing the font size and rescanning to make it readable on a small screen -- the earlier scanned version I bought from Google Books didn't have those features.)
Anyway -- this is an excellent book. Great examples, clear explanations, very useful material. I feel like it's a very good tool to jump start my Android code and get me beyond the basics.

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Man!!! If you don't even know the A of Android then this is the book to go with. Teaches everything you want in a straightforward manner. No useless theories, straight to the point coding illustrations!! I am really impressed.

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About the author (2010)

Reto Meier is a software developer who has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. He is an Android Developer Advocate at Google.

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