Learn Android Fundamentals in a Month of Lunches
Chris Loftus and Andy Starr
  • MEAP began December 2013
  • Publication in November 2014 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617291678
  • 400 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Over half of all phones and tablets run on Google's Android operating system, and Google's Play store hosts more than a million games, music players, widgets, and productivity apps. Android developers are in high demand, and it's time for you to get in on the action. With this book, a few essential programming skills, and an hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, you can master the basics of Android app development.

Learn Android Fundamentals in a Month of Lunches is a step-by-step tutorial that will teach you to use your existing programming skills to build Android apps. You'll find everything you need to get started with Android development, from an introduction to the Android API to importing and exporting data to using phone features like GPS and media. Along the way, you'll find numerous practical tips to help you pick up the Java language. And every 1-hour lesson comes with labs and solutions so you can immediately practice what you've just learned.

What's inside

  • Learn Android from the ground up.
  • Hands-on tutorials, labs and solutions.
  • Discover the benefits of using Android Studio to develop your app.
  • Use SQLite databases for data rich applications.
  • Deal with the Android fragmentation blues: multiple devices, screen sizes, and versions.
  • Prepare an app for the Google Play store.

About the reader

Readers should be comfortable with the basics of a modern programming language like Java or C#. No mobile app development experience is required.

About the authors

Android trainers Chris Loftus and Andy Starr bring years of teaching experience to this concise, easy to follow book.

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