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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Introducing Your First App

To learn both Android and iOS design and development, you will build the same app on each platform. Building the same app on both platforms is useful for understanding differences and similarities between the platforms. The app you will build is called MyContactList. Building a contact list app is a good way to learn mobile development for two reasons. First, its purpose and function is generally understood, so a significant part of any application development effort (understanding the functional requirements) does not need to be explained. Second, a contact list app requires utilizing many basic and advanced features of mobile development; therefore, it is very useful in providing a context for learning these concepts. ...

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