The popularity of the Android market is soaring with no sign of slowing down. The open nature of the Android OS offers programmers the freedom to access the platform's capabilities and this straightforward guide walks you through the steps for creating amazing Android applications. Android programming expert Donn Felker explains how to download the SDK, get Eclipse up and running, code Android applications, and submit your finished products to the Android Market. Featuring two sample programs, this introductory book explores everything from the simple basics to more advanced aspects of the Android platform.
No matter your level of programming experience, Android Application Development For Dummies is an ideal guide for getting started with developing applications for the Android platform.
With examples in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, you’ll learn how to set up an Android development environment and use ADT with the Eclipse IDE. Also, contributor Donn Felker introduces Android Studio, a Google IDE that will eventually replace Eclipse.Learn how to use Eclipse and ADT together to develop Android codeCreate emulators of various sizes and configurations to test your codeMaster Eclipse tools, or explore the new Android StudioUse Logcat, Lint, and other ADT tools to test and debug your codeSimulate real-world events, including location, sensors, and telephonyCreate dynamic and efficient UIs, using Graphical Layout toolsMonitor and optimize you application performance using DDMS, HierarchyViewer, and the Android Monitor toolUse Wizards and shortcuts to generate code and image assetsCompile and package Android code with Ant and Gradle