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Beginning Android 2

Authors: Murphy, Mark

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  • One of the first books on Android 2
  • Likely the first beginning level tutorial
  • Written by a well-known Android writer, developer and community advocate
  • Google Android is emerging from being nascent to a growing, significant platform along with iPhone and more – especially with the 18 Google Phones and other mobile devices set to debut towards end of 2009
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The Android development platform, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, is a platform in its truest sense, encompassing hundreds of classes beyond the traditional Java classes and open source components that ship with the SDK.

With Beginning Android 2, you’ll learn how to develop applications for Android 2.x mobile devices, using simple examples that are ready to run with your copy of the software development kit. Author, Android columnist, writer, developer, and community advocate Mark L. Murphy will show you what you need to know to get started programming Android applications, including how to craft graphical user interfaces, use GPS, and access web services.

About the authors

Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development. A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for Fortune 500 companies to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for over 25 years, working on platforms ranging from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mark has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally. Mark writes the "Building Droids" column for AndroidGuys and the "Android Angle" column for NetworkWorld. Outside of CommonsWare, Mark has an avid interest in how the Internet will play a role in citizen involvement with politics and government. He is a contributor to the Rebooting America essay collection, and his personal blog features many posts discussing "cooperative democracy."

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eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2630-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2629-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Android 2
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Mark Murphy
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2630-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2630-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2629-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 416
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