How This Book Is Organized
Android Application Development For Dummies has five parts, described in the following sections.
Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android
Part I introduces the tools and frameworks that you use to develop Android applications. It also introduces the various SDK components and shows you how they’re used in the Android ecosystem.
Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Application
Part II introduces you to building your first Android application: the Silent Mode Toggle application. After you build the initial application, you create an app widget for the application that you can place on the Home screen of an Android device. Then you publish your application to the Google Play Store.
Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application
Part III takes your development skills up a notch by walking you through the construction of the Task Reminder application, which allows users to create various tasks with reminders. You implement an SQLite content provider in this multiscreen application. You also see how to use the Android status bar to create notifications that can help increase the usability of your application.
Part IV: Tablets
Part IV takes the phone app you built in Part III and tweaks it to work on an Android tablet. You also find out how to bring your applications to non-Google Android devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Part V: The Part of Tens
Part V gives you a tour of sample applications that prove to be stellar launching pads for your ...