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Android™ Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, Third Edition by Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder, Carmen Delessio

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Preface

What I wish I knew when I started Android development.

Android has become a leading platform for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. The size of the potential global audience for your apps is justification to learn Android. The goal of this book is to introduce the Android platform and empower you to create professional grade apps.

In 24 hours of focused material, you will learn the basics of Android development and move on to specific topics like working with data in the cloud, handling bitmaps and videos in an app, and using the Facebook Android SDK.

In the early days of Android, author Carmen Delessio worked on a major Android project for a large media company. The app launched and was a success. But, it really was not built in ...

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