Professional Android 4 Application Development: Edition 3

· John Wiley & Sons
175 reviews

About this ebook

Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4

The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Google's lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4, including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Beam, and more.

  • Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications for Android smartphones and tablets
  • Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releases including Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updated APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform.
  • Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop, fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, new environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation framework, and a range of new communications techniques including NFC and Wi-Fi direct.
  • Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your applications, best practices for user experience, and more

This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.

Ratings and reviews

175 reviews
February 21, 2013
I have been reading this for more than 2 months now, I love the direct to the point topics and examples, I don't recommend it for those are just new to Java though, I'm about finish with my first android application project using this book and Google's android developer guide as my references. Keep up the great work!
5 people found this review helpful
A Google user
April 17, 2012
It's a great (and massive) book. Straight from the horses mouth as it were. The cover images needs fixed on the Android 4 version - but that's my only niggle.
Gareth de Beer
August 29, 2013
Ive just bought the 2nd version of this book before finding out the 4th is out! Plz take the second version off the market!
1 person found this review helpful

About the author

Reto Meier is Google's Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. He has been involved in Android development since the initial release in 2007.

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