About the Book :
Beginning Android Application Development takes a hands-on approach to teaching aspiring developers how to create applications for the latest Android OS and newest devices. Beginning with the basics this book moves at steady pace to provide everything developers will need to know to begin successfully developing their own Android applications.
About the Author :
Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions (www.learn2develop.net), a technology company specializing in hands-on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies. Wei-Meng writes extensively for online publications (such as DevX.com and the O'Reilly Network) and magazines (such as CoDe Magazine and asp.netPRO magazine) on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. He is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development (Wrox), as well as many other technology books and articles.
Interesting Facts :
Android is currently the fastest growing mobile platform recently accounting for 27% of U.S smartphone sales (nudging past iPhone sales at 23%) and is the basis for many of today best selling smart phones including the HTC EVO and Motorola Droid and Samsungs Galaxy Platform.Beginning Android Application Development provides a Hands-on approach to Android application programming. Like all book in Wrox's Beginning Series, it provides developers fast paced instruction backed up by real world programming examples.Author Wei-Meng Lee is founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training on the latest wireless technologies including the iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile platforms. He is an established developer and trainer and regularly speaks at international conferences.
Introduction.Chapter 1: Getting Started with Android Programming.Chapter 2: Activities and Intents.Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Android User Interface.Chapter 4: Designing Your User Interface Using Views.Chapter 5: Displaying Pictures and Menus with Views.Chapter 6: Data Persistence.Chapter 7: Content Providers.Chapter 8: Messaging and Networking.Chapter 9: Location-Based Services.Chapter 10: Developing Android Services.Chapter 11: Publishing Android Applications.Appendix A: Using Eclipse for Android Development.Appendix B: Using the Android Emulator.Appendix C: Answers to Exercises.Index.