Preface

Welcome to the dynamic world of Android smartphone and tablet app development with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), the Java™ programming language, the Eclipse-based Android Development Tools IDE, and the new and rapidly evolving Android Studio IDE.

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, 2/e, Volume 1 presents leading-edge mobile computing technologies for professional software developers. At the heart of the book is our app-driven approach—we present concepts in the context of seven complete working Android apps rather than using code snippets. Chapters 28 each present one app. We begin each of these chapters with an introduction to the app, an app test-drive showing one or more sample executions and a technologies ...

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