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Android™ Tablet Application Development For Dummies® by Donn Felker

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Chapter 9

Understanding Android Resources

In This Chapter

  • Knowing why resources are so important in Android
  • Extracting resources
  • Working with image resources

The information about resources and their usage covered in Chapters 5 and 8 were necessary to help you understand the basics of the resource directory as well as to see how resources are used to build a simple application. However, to succeed as an app developer, you need to understand resources in more detail, so in this chapter, I provide thorough coverage of the topic. You have many compelling reasons to use resources in your application, one being globalization — which I cover in this chapter.

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