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Android Tablet Application Development For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-18297-0
384 pages
November 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android Tablets 7

Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Tablet Applications 9

Chapter 2: Switching to Tablet App Development 21

Chapter 3: Developing for Android Tablets 27

Chapter 4: Prepping Your Development Headquarters 35

Chapter 5: Your First Android Project 57

Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Tablet Application 93

Chapter 6: Designing the User Interface 95

Chapter 7: Coding Your Application 111

Chapter 8: Turning Your Application into an App Widget 151

Chapter 9: Understanding Android Resources 183

Chapter 10: Publishing Your App to the Android Market 191

Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application 213

Chapter 11: Designing the Task Reminder Application 215

Chapter 12: Going à la Carte with Your Menu 235

Chapter 13: Handling User Input 245

Chapter 14: Getting Persistent with Data Storage 265

Chapter 15: Reminding the User with AlarmManager 295

Chapter 16: Updating the Android Status Bar 307

Chapter 17: Working with Android’s Preference Framework 315

Part IV: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 18: Ten Great Free Sample Applications and SDKs (with Code!) 331

Chapter 19: Ten Tools That Make Your Developing Life Easier 335

Index 339

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