By Wallace Jackson

ISBN-10: 1484200209

ISBN-13: 9781484200209

Anyone can commence construction multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this ebook will convey you the way! Now up-to-date to incorporate either Android 4.4 and the hot Android L, Android Apps for Absolute newbies, 3rd variation takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and working utilizing simple English and sensible examples. in case you have a good notion for an Android app, yet have by no means programmed ahead of, then this ebook is for you.

This e-book cuts during the fog of jargon and secret that surrounds Android apps improvement, and provides you easy, step by step directions to get you started.

* Teaches Android program improvement in language a person can comprehend, supplying you with the very best begin in Android development
* presents basic, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to select up the innovations with no fuss
* bargains transparent code descriptions and structure that you should get your apps working once possible

This e-book covers either Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, yet can also be backwards appropriate to hide the former Android releases due to the fact Android 1.5.

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You will learn all about the APK format in Chapter 5 when we cover the Java programming language in detail. An AVD installed in Eclipse shortens this lengthy external device testing process to zero seconds! An AVD does this by allowing you to right-click on your Android app project folder in Eclipse, at any time during your development work process, and selecting the Eclipse Run As ° Android Application menu command sequence, which is accessed with a right-click on your Android project’s root folder.

You are now ready for anything in the area of emulation that I can throw at you in the remaining chapters of this book, which cover how to develop applications for the Android operating system running on Android devices. CHAPTER 2: Configuring Your Android App Development System 53 We’ll be performing this same work process as needed in any chapters in this book that cover non-standard Android devices that are not listed (included) in the Eclipse ADT at this time (on the Device Definition tab) or that require us to add tablet or iTV set product definitions to our list of emulators.

Like the Activity, the View is another very high-level Android component, and we will take a close look at how the View is used to create UI elements and layouts (designs) that ultimately make your application easy to use, functional, and even fun! You will learn how Android’s Views are used to create the UI “widgets” in Android, which are the UI design elements that you will utilize to create your functional user interface design for your Android app inside of Android’s UI layout containers, which are based on the ViewGroup class.

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