Android for Absolute Beginners

Getting Started with Mobile Apps Development Using the Android Java SDK

Authors: Allen, Grant

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  • A modern book on getting started with Android app development
  • Explains the complete life cycle of how to create and maintain applications for release and sale
  • Includes many examples to make it easier to learn Android from the beginning
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About this book

Get started as a mobile app developer and learn the art and science of Android app development. With no assumed knowledge about programming languages or Android required, you will gain the key skills for constructing fully functional Android apps for smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
You will also build a solid foundation in the Java programming language and the business of creating and releasing software for Android. Along the way you’ll get comfortable with Android Studio - the best way to write modern Android apps - before diving into your first Android code. The author spends plenty of time explaining how to build a robust UI with widgets, menus, layouts and more. These components will be the basis of your Android apps and so are covered in depth.
Having grasped the basics, you’ll move onto what will make your app stand out: sound, music, images, animations, and notifications. Taking these elements and combining them with phone features like calling and sensors, will take your apps to the next level.
The final part of the book covers services, events, intents, receivers, files and databases, essential sources of information and functionality for users and your app. In addition, you'll see how to protect your users and their data with permissions and security in examples throughout the book
What You Will Learn

  • Get started with Android and build your first apps with it
  • Install and use the Android Studio IDE
  • Set up and manage the app development life cycle
  • Master the basics of Java and XML required to create Android apps
  • Discover the strengths and features of the Android APIs and device capabilities
Who This Book Is For 
Total beginners who have little or no exposure to software development.  This book is also useful for developers who are completely new to Android.

About the authors

Grant Allen, Ph.D. has worked in the technology field for over 20 years, as a CTO, entrepreneur, and emerging technology expert. After successful startup exits and a decade at Google, Grant's focus is now mentoring and coaching startups and hi-tech companies on building great teams and great technology. He is a frequent speaker on topics such as big data, mobile ecosystems, Android, wearables, IoT, disruptive innovation, and more. Grant has a PhD in computer science based on research he performed whilst at Google, an MBA specializing in technology management, and he is the author of seven books on various mobile platform and data technology topics.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6646-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6645-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Android for Absolute Beginners
Book Subtitle
Getting Started with Mobile Apps Development Using the Android Java SDK
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Grant Allen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6646-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6646-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6645-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 351
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
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