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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Covering Android 7

Authors: Jackson, Wallace

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  • Updated to include the new Android 7 release
  • A unique tutorial on getting started with Android using media apps as examples
  • Wallace Jackson is an accomplished Android and multimedia expert and author
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About this book

Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides clean, straightforward examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible

Although this book covers what's new in Android 7, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases.

What You'll Learn

  • Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development
  • Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately
  • Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors
  • Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal
  • Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content


Who This Book Is For

If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills — as long as you have a desire to learn and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits.


About the authors

Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in Android and new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist, Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Android 7.0 Nougat

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 1-15

  • Setting Up an Android Studio Development System

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 17-31

  • An Introduction to the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 33-57

  • Introduction to XML: Defining Android Apps, UI Design, and Constants

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 59-90

  • Introduction to Java: Objects, Methods, Classes, and Interfaces

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 91-119

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2268-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2267-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Android Apps for Absolute Beginners
Book Subtitle
Covering Android 7
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wallace Jackson
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2268-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2268-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2267-6
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXVII, 484
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 324 illustrations in colour
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