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Beginning Android Application Development
Author: Wei-Meng Lee

Publisher: Wiley India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788126531066
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Book Summary of Beginning Android Application Development
The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This Black & White guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, the author proceeds to teach everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.

Beginning Android Application Development:

Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle
Zeroes in on how to customize activities by applying style and themes
Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others
Details way to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientation
Reviews the variety of views such s TextView, Progressor, TimePicker, and more
Covers SMS messaging and networking
Walks you through how to create an Android Service and interact with it

About The Author
Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions ( He writes extensively for online publications and magazines on topics rangign from .NET to Mac OS X. In addition, he is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development, as well as many other technology books and articles.

Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Android Programming
Chapter 2: Activities and Intents
Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Android User Interface
Chapter 4: Designing Your User Interface Using Views
Chapter 5: Displaying Pictures and Menus with Views
Chapter 6: Data Persistence
Chapter 7: Contents Providers
Chapter 8: Messaging and Networking
Chapter 9: Location-Based Services
Chapter 10: Developing Android Services
Chapter 11: Publishing Android Applications
Appendix A: Using Eclipse for Android Development
Appendix B: Using the Android Emulator
Appendix C: Answers to Exercises