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Android™ Tablet Application Development For Dummies® by Donn Felker

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How This Book Is Organized

Android Tablet Application Development For Dummies has four parts, which I describe in the following sections.

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android Tablets

Part I introduces the tools and frameworks that you use to develop Android applications. It also introduces the various SDK components and shows you how they're used in the Android ecosystem.

Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Tablet Application

Part II introduces you to building your first Android application: the Screen Brightness Toggle application. After you build the initial application, I show you how to create an app widget for the application that you can place on the home screen of the Android device. I tie everything together by demonstrating how to publish your application to the Android Market.

Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application

Part III takes your development skills up a notch by walking you through the construction of the Task Reminder application, which allows users to create various tasks with reminders. I cover the implementation of an SQLite database in this multiscreen application. You also see how to use the Android status bar to create notifications that can help increase the usability of your application.

Part IV: The Part of Tens

Part IV brings together the prizes that I've found through my trials and tribulations in Android development. I give you a tour of sample applications that prove to be stellar launching pads for your Android apps, and I introduce ...

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