Download Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (3rd Edition) by Wallace Jackson PDF

By Wallace Jackson

Anyone can commence development multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this e-book will express you ways! Now up to date to incorporate either Android 4.4 and the recent Android L, Android Apps for Absolute novices, 3rd version takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and working utilizing undeniable English and useful examples. when you have an excellent inspiration for an Android app, yet have by no means programmed earlier than, then this e-book is for you.

This e-book cuts during the fog of jargon and secret that surrounds Android apps improvement, and provides you basic, step by step directions to get you started.

* Teaches Android software improvement in language a person can comprehend, providing you with the very best commence in Android development
* presents basic, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to choose up the innovations with no fuss
* deals transparent code descriptions and format that you should get your apps operating once possible

This booklet covers either Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, yet is usually backwards suitable to hide the former Android releases considering Android 1.5.

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This is the reason we are covering this here first, as this is a continuation of all of the installation work that you did in Chapter 1. If you have not done this already, out of sheer curiosity, launch Eclipse ADT using a single mouse-click on the Eclipse (purple sphere) quick launch icon, which you created in the previous chapter. Each time that you launch Eclipse ADT, you will be presented with the Select a workspace option, inside a Workspace Launcher dialog, right after you see your Android Developer Tools launch progress screen.

I’ll make sure that the content gets more advanced with each subsequent chapter of the book; by the end, you will be well-versed in Android! 33 34 CHAPTER 2: Configuring Your Android App Development System Updating Eclipse ADT: Check For Updates! This is a simple work process, which is actually similar across many advanced software packages, so you may have seen what we are about to do before. There is a “Check for Updates” work process for making sure that you have the latest version of your operating system (OS), production, or development software.

Like the Activity, the View is another very high-level Android component, and we will take a close look at how the View is used to create UI elements and layouts (designs) that ultimately make your application easy to use, functional, and even fun! You will learn how Android’s Views are used to create the UI “widgets” in Android, which are the UI design elements that you will utilize to create your functional user interface design for your Android app inside of Android’s UI layout containers, which are based on the ViewGroup class.

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