Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.
This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides clean, straightforward examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible
Although this book covers what's new in Android 7, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases.
What You'll Learn
Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development
Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE)
Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately
Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors
Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal
Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content
Who This Book Is For
If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don't need to have any previous computer programming skills — as long as you have a desire to learn and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits.