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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-41745-4
408 pages
September 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android 7

Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications 9

Chapter 2: Prepping Your Development Headquarters 27

Part II: Building and Publishing

Your First Android Application 53

Chapter 3: Your First Android Project 55

Chapter 4: Designing the User Interface 91

Chapter 5: Coding Your Application 115

Chapter 6: Understanding Android Resources 153

Chapter 7: Turning Your Application into a Home Screen Widget     161

Chapter 8: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store  183

Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application    203

Chapter 9: Designing the Task Reminder Application 205

Chapter 10: Going a la Carte with Your Menu 229

Chapter 11: Handling User Input  237

Chapter 12: Getting Persistent with Data Storage  259

Chapter 13: Reminding the User with AlarmManager 287

Chapter 14: Updating the Android Status Bar 301

Chapter 15: Working with Android’s Preferences Framework 311

Part IV: Tablets 325

Chapter 16: Developing for Tablets 327

Chapter 17: Porting Your App to Android Tablets   335

Chapter 18: Moving beyond Google 349

Part V: The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 19: Ten Free Sample Applications and SDKs 361

Chapter 20: Ten Tools to Simplify Your Development Life 365

Index 369

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