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Java™ 7: A Comprehensive Tutorial by Budi Kurniawan

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Chapter 34

Creating Android Applications

In Chapter 33, “Introduction to Android Programming” you learned to write a simple Android application. It is now time to delve deeper into the art and science of Android development. This chapter discusses some beginner’s topics and provides an example for each topic. Two applications—BasicComponents and MulticolorClock—are discussed in this chapter.

Overview

The first challenge facing new Android programmers is understanding the components available in Android. There are four application components that any Android programmer needs to know: activity, service, content provider, and broadcast receiver. They are all unique and learning each of them takes time. In addition, there are APIs that look foreign ...

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