Android Application Development For Dummies!
Welcome to Android Application Development For Dummies!
When Android was acquired by Google in 2005 (yes, Android was a start up company at one point), a lot of people didn’t have much interest in it because Google hadn’t yet entered the mobile space. Fast forward to a few years later, when Google announced its first Android phone: the G1. It was the start of something huge.
The G1 was the first publicly released Android device. It didn’t match the rich feature set of the iPhone at the time, but a lot of people believed in the platform. As soon as Donut (Android 1.6) was released, it was evident that Google was putting some effort into the product. Immediately after version 1.6 was released, talk of 2.0 was already on the horizon.
Today, we’re on version 5.0 of the Android platform, with no signs that things are slowing down. Without doubt, this is an exciting time in Android development.
Android Application Development For Dummies is a beginner’s guide to developing Android applications. You don’t need any Android application development experience under your belt to get started.
The Android platform is a device independent platform, which means that you can develop applications for various devices. These devices include, but aren’t limited to phones, watches, tablets, cars, ebook readers, netbooks, televisions, and GPS devices.
Finding out how to develop for the Android platform opens a large variety of development options for you. This book distills hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of Android documentation, tips, tricks, and tutorials into a short, digestible format that allows you to springboard into your future as an Android developer. This book isn’t a recipe book, but it gives you the basic knowledge to assemble various pieces of the Android framework to create interactive and compelling applications.
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