Android Application Development For Dummies by Donn Felker, Joshua Dobbs

By Donn Felker, Joshua Dobbs

The joys and pleasant advisor to making functions at the Android platformThe approval for the Android industry is hovering with out signal of slowing down. The open nature of the Android OS bargains programmers the liberty to entry the platform's features and this easy consultant walks you thru the stairs for developing impressive Android purposes. Android programming professional Donn Felker explains the right way to obtain the SDK, get Eclipse up and working, code Android functions, and post your accomplished items to the Android industry. that includes pattern courses, this introductory publication explores every little thing from the easy fundamentals to extra complex features of the Android platform.Takes you soup via nuts of constructing purposes for the Android platformBegins with downloading the SDK, then explains how you can code Android purposes and publish tasks to the Android MarketWritten by means of Android guru Donn Felker, who breaks each element of constructing functions for the Android platform into simply digestible piecesNo topic your point of programming event, Android software improvement For Dummies is a perfect advisor for purchasing began with constructing purposes for the Android platform.

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The Foursquare social-networking app is a good example; it uses GPS to determine the phone’s location and then accesses the Web to determine which establishment or public place the user is in or near. Another great example is the Maps application’s ability to pinpoint your location on a map and provide directions to your destination. Android combined with GPS hardware gives you access to the phone’s exact GPS location. Many apps use this functionality to show you where the nearest gas station, coffee-house, or even restroom is located.

To my dearest daughter, Sophia, who made even the toughest days brighter through her contagious, infectious laughter and antics. I love you. Most of all, to my gorgeous wife, Ginamarie, who has always been very supportive of all my crazy, harebrained ideas over the years. I would not have gotten where I am in my life if it were not for your support. I love you. Author’s Acknowledgments Thanks to coauthor Joshua Dobbs for writing the couple of chapters that I needed help with. May we both have many more successful books in the future!

Feel free to skip these snippets, if you like. This icon alerts you to potential problems that you may encounter along the way. Read and remember these tidbits to avoid possible trouble. Where to Go from Here It’s time to explore the Android platform! If you’re a bit nervous, let me assure you that you don’t have to worry; you should be nervous only because you’re excited. Please note that some special symbols used in this eBook may not display properly on all eReader devices. If you have trouble determining any symbol, please call Wiley Product Technical Support at 800-762-2974.

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