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If you're new to the Android mobile operating system, Learning Android is the perfect way to master the fundamentals. This gentle introduction shows you how to use Android's basic building blocks to develop user interfaces, store data, and more. You'll build an example application throughout the course of book, adding new features with each chapter. You'll also build your own toolbox of code patterns that will help you program any type of Android application with ease.

Reviews

On Jan 19 Marvin Lee wrote: A good reference to learn Android development
The book is a good reference to learn Android development, as a supplement to online references. You can develop an Android app just by going through forums, internet articles and most importantly Android Developers website. However, nothing beats having a book, at least for me. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Mar 27 Richard Hamilton wrote: A good book to learn how to develop an Android app, but it may frustrate some readers.
I think Learning Android is a good book to learn how to develop an Android app. The book takes you through the step-by-step development of an Android App (a Twitter app)...starting out small and increasing the functionality and complexity of the app. As the book explains "...we'll add new features in small self-contained chunks and pull them back into the main project so that you can see how it fits together as a whole." I found it very helpful that at each "stopping point", the app always worked. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Jun 23 Eugen Cojocaru wrote:
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On Jun 10 Ricardo Banffy wrote: Learning Android, by Marko Gargenta
This is a fairly good book that will take you through your first steps on Android application development. It goes over key concepts like activities, services, intents and asynchronous tasks, explores the helpers and builders in Eclipse (but does not refrain itself from going into the XML when needed) and does so by going through the development of a simple application. I think the best way to go through this book is to follow along and build your own. If the book has any weak spot... Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On May 31 Ittichai Chammavanijakul wrote: Book Review: Learning Android by Marko Gargenta (O’Reilly Book)
Learning Android by Marko Gargenta by O’RelilyLearning Android is a collection of many years' experience of the author, Marko Gargenta, who has been teaching the Android bootcamp training to thousands of software developers. It covers all necessary topics about Android starting from a high-level overview (history and concept) until the nuts and bolts (writing codes for Twitter-like application called Yamba application). Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On May 29 Tanya Gupta wrote: Learning Android by Marko Gargenta
“Learning Android” by Marko Gargenta is an excellent choice for programmers who want to get serious with Android. The book will help you build Android apps, but be warned - it will take a while to go... Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On May 27 Nick Zimmerman wrote: Learning Android by Marko Gargenta
Learning Android by Marko Gargenta is a well-written guide for getting started developing Android applications. It is targeted at programmers that have some level of Java development experience, but you need not be a Java expert by any stretch to make good use of this book. As long has you have a fundamental understanding of Java programming, this book will serve as a great guide to developing Android applications. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On May 16 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Book Review: Learning Android by Marko Gargenta
This book is written for people having a reasonable experience with Java. I was able to breeze through this book in a couple of hours and "got it" what Android platform is about. Most of the book is about developing a Twitter App with each chapter taking the application gradually to the next level. Don't let that fool you. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On May 15 Grant van Staden wrote: Book Review: Learning Android by Marko Gargenta
If you are a JAVA programmer wanting to write applications for Android, this book is a good starting-point. Use of some of the features of mobile phones such as touch and the camera in applications is not covered but the book is about Android programming and it covers the fundamentals of the subject well. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On May 11 Doron Katz wrote: The prime first Android book for Java developers
Learning Android is my first foray into learning native Android development. I was really taken aback by the style and structure of the book, as the author based each of the modules/chapters around a major project application, Twitter that you would create. He would then iteratively create a more improved version of the app, as you learn more and more things. I found this method to be a stellar way of learning, and something others should be doing, for other books and languages. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On May 1 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: Welcome to Android's world
Developing Android based application is like any other development. You have to get tools, learn basics and explore the details of the API. Learning Android covers first two topics. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Apr 20 Steve Hansen wrote: Great Advanced Android Intro for Java Developers
If you want to come up to speed on core Android functionality and have a Java background (or OO and want to do a little Java learning)this is a great book. It hits on all the core Android functionality using a project approach that keeps the reader engaged and feel like the evolution of a real project. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Apr 18 Surachart Opun wrote: Excellent Book - Learning Android
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. Learning Android book!!! Your choice for Android application fundamentals. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Apr 18 Marc 137 wrote: Good first point in your learning path
The book is very comprehensive. Its theme is the creation of an application for Android and while you add the different aspects of the new application, explains the related theory. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Mar 30 Deon Garrett wrote: Efficient tour through basic Android programming
Learning Android is a very nice tour through developing Android applications. It's aimed at programmers who are comfortable with Java already, and doesn't waste any time getting into what's different about Android programming. If you're looking for a guide to save you a lot of time getting from "absolute Android beginner" to "comfortable consulting the API documentation on your own", I think Learning Android is quite a good choice. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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