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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for the world’s most popular mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build complete Android 5 apps from the ground up with Android Studio. As you do, you’ll master key skills for designing, developing, and publishing meaningful apps of your own. Extensively updated for Android 5’s newest capabilities, every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Highlights of this new Fourth Edition include

Extensive new coverage: Android 5 (Lollipop), Android Studio, and Material Design; plus Android M early preview A laser focus on modern Android essentials, including activities, intents, resources, and background processing New Android 5 features for Android TV and Android Wear Complete Android Studio projects in nearly every chapter

Learn how to…

Use the powerful new Android Studio development environment Build layouts that automatically display properly on any device Craft more dynamic, intuitive apps with Google’s new material design language Display the right information at the right time with ListViews and adapters Make apps more responsive with background processes Add sophisticated navigation with action toolbars and slide-out menus Integrate images and media into your apps Save data for your app and create public files that can be used by anyone Access the cloud to download and parse JSON data Use SQLite and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps Create, update, and cancel notifications Start developing Android Wearable and TV apps Use Google Play Services to add location, mapping, and more Package and publish apps to Google Play and other markets

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for the world’s most popular mobile platform: Android 4.3. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build complete Android 4.3 apps from the ground up as you master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful solutions. Extensively updated for Android’s newest features and tools, every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Highlights of this new Third Edition include:

Extensive new coverage: fragments, action bar, SQLite, content providers, Facebook SDK, and more Practical guidance on developing for multiple Android versions How to use open source projects to simplify Android development New topic-focused structure with at least one complete project in nearly every chapter

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Learn how to…

Quickly set up your development environment and create Android projects Use Android layouts and fragments to create apps that look great on phones, tablets, and even TVs Develop intuitive user interfaces using Android controls Access the cloud and retrieve data using the Flickr API Create a full-blown app that parses JSON, stores metadata, and
displays Flickr images Use a SQLite database and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps Write social apps using the Facebook Android SDK Use contact and calendar data Build location-based apps using LocationManager APIs or the new Google Play Location Services Internationalize your apps Work with media and cameras Use open-source libraries to add “finishing touches” Package and publish apps to Google Play and other app stores
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Google TV App Development in 24 Hours will help you master app development with the radically improved new version of Google TV running Android 3.2 and Android second-screen apps using 4.2. Using its straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll gain the hands-on skills you need to build all three types of Google TV apps: Web, Android, and second-screen apps. You’ll learn today’s Google TV development best practices. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Google TV development tasks

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge

Notes present interesting information related to the discussion

Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks

Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them

Carmen Delessio is an expert Android and application developer who has worked as a programmer, technical architect, and CTO at large and small organizations. He began his online development career at Prodigy working on early Internet applications. He has written for Androidguys.com, Mashable, and ScreenItUp.com. His apps can be found at Bffmedia.com.

Learn how to…

n Develop for TV watchers and the “10-foot user experience”

n Create highly interactive and responsive TV apps

n Use Google TV’s optimized HTML templates and layouts

n Integrate HTML5 and jQuery into your Google TV apps

n Design effective user interaction, dialogs, navigation, and video sitemaps

n Organize Google TV apps intuitively with Tabs and the ActionBar

n Use Fragments to simplify your development process

n Store structured data locally in SQLite for instant user access

n Create and use ContentProviders

n Use the Channel Listing Provider for apps with TV listings and changing channels

n Build second-screen apps to connect Google TV with a second device

n Use the Anymote protocol to handle messaging between TVs and remote devices

n Bring it all together to build a complete Google TV app, from start to finish

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