Android, the world’s most popular and largest mobile platform is created by Google Company. It is perfect both for work and play with its millions of useful apps, games, books and video available in Google Play. Being an open marketplace Google Play allows the developers to control everything starting from app price to markets where you want to sell it. The books I’m going to list below are suitable both for complete beginners and more advanced programmers. You can buy them in paper edition or download for example from FreeBooksBay.
Best Books To Learn Android Application Development
Android Application Development All-in-one for Dummies by Donn Felker
Donn Felker, Android guru, wrote a truly wonderful guide for total newbie in Android coding. You will find here useful information on Android SDK downloading and Eclipse working, find out how to code Android applications and then market your product. The book teaches you step by step how to work with main Android’s features and how to design your own successful application for Android platform.
Hello, Android by Ed Burnette
The book Hello, Android is now published in the third edition what proves the fact of its popularity. This edition has been updated to Android 2.3.3 and there are many examples of testing compatibility with many devices on 1.5 to 4.0 versions of Android. You will learn how to extend your application with more features and functions. The main advantage of this book is that everyone will find here useful instruction – a beginner and professional developer.
Beginning Android Tablet Development by Wei-Meng Lee
If you want to develop for Android tablet devices and looking for in-depth guide pay attention to Beginning Android Tablet Development. Wei-Meng Lee’s book is aimed to provide thorough knowledge on 2D programming as well as 3D touchscreen, learning other languages besides Java. The book is very informative and highlights ways of downloading and installing the tools you need for work, how to build step by step the Android user interface for tablets and publish newly created applications.
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Android: A Programmer’s Guide 1st Edition by Jerome DiMarzio
If you have no experience with Android at all you can start with Android: A Programmer’s Guide 1st Edition. First of all this book is written in simple language so that even a newbie can understand how to find the necessary tools and develop new functional application, along with marketing the ready-made product. The book has very clear instructions on how to install Java, Android plugin and Eclipse, how to interact with GPS devices and mobile phones. It also teaches how to get access to such Google services as Google Maps, Google Earth, and GTalk.
Learn Android App Development by Wallace Jackson
Learn Android App Development is extremely useful guide for everyone interested to learn Android applications development and has some programming experience. Learn Android App Development is full of essential advice on how to create your first program on Android platform, how to use intents and events as well as services to make an Android Application interactive and functional. The book guides you from the first steps in program designing to adding it to the Android store.
More than 1.5 billion applications are downloaded from Google Play each month making Android one of the fastest-growing mobile OS. So if you want to create your own application you can find many useful advice in the books from the list and easily add it to Android market.
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