Android Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (4th Edition)

Android Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (4th Edition)

ISBN: 9780672337390
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Edition: 4
Publication Date: 2015-08-08
Number of pages: 432
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for the world’s most popular mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build complete Android 5 apps from the ground up with Android Studio. As you do, you’ll master key skills for designing, developing, and publishing meaningful apps of your own. Extensively updated for Android 5’s newest capabilities, every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!


Highlights of this new Fourth Edition include

Extensive new coverage: Android 5 (Lollipop), Android Studio, and Material Design; plus Android M early preview
A laser focus on modern Android essentials, including activities, intents, resources, and background processing
New Android 5 features for Android TV and Android Wear
Complete Android Studio projects in nearly every chapter

Learn how to…

Use the powerful new Android Studio development environment
Build layouts that automatically display properly on any device
Craft more dynamic, intuitive apps with Google’s new material design language
Display the right information at the right time with ListViews and adapters
Make apps more responsive with background processes
Add sophisticated navigation with action toolbars and slide-out menus
Integrate images and media into your apps
Save data for your app and create public files that can be used by anyone
Access the cloud to download and parse JSON data
Use SQLite and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps
Create, update, and cancel notifications
Start developing Android Wearable and TV apps
Use Google Play Services to add location, mapping, and more
Package and publish apps to Google Play and other markets


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