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Learning Android™ Application Programming for the Kindle Fire™: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Application by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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3. Building Kindle Fire Applications

Amazon built the Kindle Fire using the Android platform. Every platform technology uses different terminology to describe its application components. The three most important classes on the Android platform are Context, Activity, and Intent. Although there are other more advanced components that developers can implement, these three components form the building blocks for each and every Android application. In this chapter, we focus on understanding how Android applications are put together. We also look at some handy utility classes that can help developers debug applications.

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Some past readers assumed that they were to perform all the tasks discussed in this chapter on their own and build an app in ...

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