Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.
This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides clean, straightforward examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible
Although this book covers what's new in Android 7, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases.
What You'll Learn
- Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development
- Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE)
- Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately
- Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors
- Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal
- Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content
Who This Book Is For
If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don't need to have any previous computer programming skills - as long as you have a desire to learn and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits.
Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in Android and new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist, Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.
1: Introduction to Android 7 Nougat2: Setting Up an Android Studio Development System3: An Introduction to the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment4: An Introduction to XML5: An Introduction to Java6: Android User Interface Design7: Making Apps Interactive8: Android Design Patterns9: Android Graphic Design10: Android Animation11: Digital Video12: Digital Audio13: Android Services and Threads14: Android Content Providers