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

By Wallace Jackson

Anyone can begin construction multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this ebook will exhibit you the way! Now up-to-date to incorporate either Android 4.4 and the recent Android L, Android Apps for Absolute rookies, 3rd variation takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and working utilizing simple English and functional examples. in case you have an excellent proposal for an Android app, yet have by no means programmed earlier than, then this e-book is for you.

This publication cuts in the course of 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 begin in Android development
* offers easy, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to select up the strategies with out fuss
* deals transparent code descriptions and format for you to get your apps operating once possible

This ebook covers either Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, yet is additionally backwards suitable to hide the former Android releases due to the fact Android 1.5.

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Initial start-up screen, with shortcuts to tutorials and New Android Application button The Eclipse IDE will open up the first time that you start it with no project open, and thus will not show any project data at all, just the blank IDE, as shown in Figure 2-3. Once we start creating projects, which we will be doing in the next chapter, these projects will “persist” inside of Eclipse, so that every time you launch the Eclipse ADT, you will see your current Android project exactly as you left it the last time you exited the Eclipse ADT IDE.

Fortunately, Neptune’s Pine web site is very complete, and if you Google “Neptune Pine specifications,” as you can see that I did in in the first tab in each screen shot in Figure 2-16, you can learn all about the Neptune Pine. html CHAPTER 2: Configuring Your Android App Development System 47 Figure 2-16. html page, to get SmartWatch product specifications This Neptune Pine Technical Specifications Page is one of the most complete and thorough Android device technical specifications pages that I’ve ever encountered, and a very big thanks (and kudos) to Neptune for this from all of us Android apps developers!

Click the Create AVD button with this Nexus One AHD selected, and you will get the Create new Android Virtual Device (AVD) dialog shown in Figure 2-14. CHAPTER 2: Configuring Your Android App Development System Figure 2-14. Create AVD dialog with Nexus One settings 3. The AVD Name and Device fields will be filled out for you by Eclipse, so first select the latest OS version as your Target using the drop-down selector UI element. 2 at the time of writing this book, which is API Level 19, and is shown selected in Figure 2-14.

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