Android Programming for Beginners by John Horton

By John Horton

Learn all of the Java and Android abilities you must begin making strong cellular applications

About This Book

  • Kick-start your Android programming profession, or simply have a good time publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace
  • A first-principles creation to Java, through Android, this means that you'll commence development your individual purposes from scratch
  • Learn by means of instance and construct 3 real-world apps and over forty mini apps in the course of the book

Who This ebook Is For

Are you attempting to commence a occupation in programming, yet have not came upon the correct manner in? Do you have got a superb thought for an app, yet have no idea how you can make it a truth? or even you are simply pissed off that “to examine Android, you need to understand java.” if that is so, Android Programming for rookies is for you. you don't want any programming event to stick with in addition to this booklet, only a laptop and a feeling of adventure.

What you are going to Learn

  • Master the basics of coding Java for Android
  • Install and organize your Android improvement environment
  • Build sensible consumer interfaces with the Android Studio visible designer
  • Add consumer interplay, information captures, sound, and animation for your apps
  • Manage your apps' facts utilizing the integrated Android SQLite database
  • Find out concerning the layout styles utilized by pros to make top-grade applications
  • Build, install, and submit genuine Android purposes to the Google Play marketplace

In Detail

Android is the preferred OS on the planet. there are literally thousands of units having access to tens of hundreds of thousands of functions. it truly is many people's access aspect into the realm of expertise; it's an working method for everybody. regardless of this, the entry-fee to really make Android functions could be a desktop technology measure, or 5 years' worthy of Java experience.

Android Programming for newcomers can be your spouse to create Android functions from scratch―whether you are looking to begin your programming occupation, make an program for paintings, be reintroduced to cellular improvement, or are only seeking to software for enjoyable. we are going to introduce you to all of the primary strategies of programming in an Android context, from the Java fundamentals to operating with the Android API. All examples are made from inside Android Studio, the reputable Android improvement setting that is helping supercharge your program improvement process.

After this crash-course, we are going to dive deeper into Android programming and you may methods to create functions with a professional-standard UI via fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and shop your user's information with SQLite. additionally, you will see tips to make your apps multilingual, catch pictures from a device's digicam, and paintings with pictures, sound, and animations too.

By the top of this ebook, you may be able to commence construction your personal customized functions in Android and Java.

Style and approach

With greater than forty mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for newcomers is a hands-on advisor to studying Android and Java. every one instance software demonstrates a distinct point of Android programming. along those mini apps, we push your skills by means of construction 3 greater purposes to illustrate Android program improvement in context.

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As we learn about and use more resource types, so the number of subfolders within the application folder in the download bundle will grow. Our Android Studio projects actually contain dozens of files and folders. The download bundle will only contain the files and folders we need to edit, or that are being discussed. We will take a closer look at the structure of an Android project in the second chapter. Downloading the color images of this book We also provide you with a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots/ diagrams used in this book.

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