Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (3rd Edition) by Wallace Jackson

By Wallace Jackson

Anyone can commence construction multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this ebook will convey you ways! Now up-to-date to incorporate either Android 4.4 and the recent Android L, Android Apps for Absolute novices, 3rd version takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and operating utilizing undeniable English and sensible examples. when you have an exceptional suggestion for an Android app, yet have by no means programmed earlier than, then this booklet is for you.

This publication cuts during the fog of jargon and secret that surrounds Android apps improvement, and provides you basic, step by step directions to get you started.

* Teaches Android software improvement in language a person can comprehend, supplying you with the absolute best begin in Android development
* offers basic, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to choose up the ideas with out fuss
* bargains transparent code descriptions and structure that you should get your apps operating once possible

This e-book covers either Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, yet can also be backwards appropriate to hide the former Android releases given that Android 1.5.

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In Android, your UI is written to the display using a mixture of Java (Activity class) and XML markup. This defines View and ViewGroup widgets and layouts, which controls the custom hierarchy of View and ViewGroup objects, which you’ve designed using nested ViewGroup layout containers (or using a single layout container). These ViewGroup layout containers ultimately hold all the other graphics (Chapter 9) and UI content for your application in its proper place, and thus ViewGroup classes provide a foundation for Android application design.

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