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Android™ Tablet Application Development For Dummies® by Donn Felker

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Table of Contents

Introduction

About This Book

Conventions Used in This Book

Foolish Assumptions

How This Book Is Organized

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android Tablets

Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Tablet Application

Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application

Part IV: The Part of Tens

Icons Used in This Book

Where to Go from Here

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android Tablets

Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Tablet Applications

Why Develop for Android Tablets?

Using your existing Android code

Major market share

Quick time to market

Open platform

Device compatibility

Exploiting mashup capability

Java: The Android Programming Language

Hardware Tools

Touchscreen

GPS

Accelerometer

SD Card

Exploring Android Software Tools

Exploit the Internet

Build in audio and video support

Maintain contacts

Provide security

Integrate Google APIs

Chapter 2: Switching to Tablet App Development

Seeing How Tablets Have Evolved

Understanding the Tablet Form Factor

User Interface Considerations for Tablets

Tablets for You, Me, and Everyone Else

Chapter 3: Developing for Android Tablets

The Android Development Process

Installing the tools, frameworks, and SDKs

Designing your feature-rich application

Coding the application

Packaging your application as an APK

Submitting your app to the Android Market

Using Your Visionary Talent

Sample Code

Looking at Android Programming Basics

Activities

Intents

Cursorless controls

Views and widgets

Asynchronous calls

Background services ...

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