New PDF release: Android Programming for Beginners

By John Horton

ISBN-10: 1785883267

ISBN-13: 9781785883262

Learn the entire Java and Android talents you must begin making strong cellular applications

About This Book

  • Kick-start your Android programming profession, or simply celebrate publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace
  • A first-principles advent to Java, through Android, this means that you could begin construction your individual functions from scratch
  • Learn through instance and construct 3 real-world apps and over forty mini apps in the course of the book

Who This booklet Is For

Are you attempting to begin a occupation in programming, yet have not came across the proper means in? Do you may have a very good concept for an app, yet have no idea the way to make it a fact? or even you are simply pissed off that “to study Android, you want to recognize java.” if this is the case, Android Programming for newbies is for you. you do not need any programming event to stick with in addition to this ebook, only a desktop and a feeling of adventure.

What you'll Learn

  • Master the basics of coding Java for Android
  • Install and arrange your Android improvement environment
  • Build useful consumer interfaces with the Android Studio visible designer
  • Add person interplay, info captures, sound, and animation for your apps
  • Manage your apps' facts utilizing the integrated Android SQLite database
  • Find out in regards to the layout styles utilized by execs to make top-grade applications
  • Build, set up, and put up genuine Android functions to the Google Play marketplace

In Detail

Android is the most well-liked OS on this planet. there are literally thousands of units gaining access to tens of hundreds of thousands of purposes. it's many people's access aspect into the area of expertise; it's an working method for everybody. regardless of this, the entry-fee to truly make Android functions generally is a machine technology measure, or 5 years' worthy of Java experience.

Android Programming for newcomers may be your better half to create Android purposes from scratch―whether you are looking to begin your programming profession, make an program for paintings, be reintroduced to cellular improvement, or are only trying to application for enjoyable. we'll introduce you to all of the primary options of programming in an Android context, from the Java fundamentals to operating with the Android API. All examples are produced from inside of Android Studio, the professional Android improvement setting that is helping supercharge your program improvement process.

After this crash-course, we are going to dive deeper into Android programming and you may the best way to create purposes with a professional-standard UI via fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and shop your user's facts with SQLite. moreover, you will see easy methods to make your apps multilingual, trap photos from a device's digicam, and paintings with pix, sound, and animations too.

By the tip of this e-book, you may be able to begin construction your individual customized functions in Android and Java.

Style and approach

With greater than forty mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for newbies is a hands-on advisor to studying Android and Java. every one instance software demonstrates a unique element of Android programming. along those mini apps, we push your talents via construction 3 greater functions to illustrate Android software improvement in context.

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Now, you will see the final screen. Click on Next Steps if you are curious, but there is no need because we will be covering Android-specific next steps without delay. [ 13 ] The First App 15. Click on Close, and we are almost done installing the JDK, with just a few more precautionary steps left. 16. Now, we will make sure that Windows (and all its applications) know where to find the JDK. Right-click on your My Computer (This PC on Windows 8) icon and Properties | Advanced system settings | Environment Variables | New (under System variables and not under User variables).

Java file extension. In Java, we further break up our classes into sections that perform the different actions for our class. We call these sections methods. These are, most often, the methods of the class that we will use to access the functionality provided within all those millions of lines of code. We do not need to read the code. We just need to know which class does what we need, which package it is in, and which methods from within the class give us precisely the results we are after. The next diagram shows a representation of the Android API.

The Android API The Android API is the code that makes it really easy to do exceptional things. A simple analogy could be drawn with a machine, perhaps a car. When you step on the accelerator, a whole bunch of things happen under the hood. We don't need to understand about combustion or fuel pumps because a smart engineer has provided an interface for us. In this case, a mechanical interface—the accelerator pedal. GPS_PROVIDER); However, once you learn that this single line of code searches for the available satellites and then communicates with them in orbit around the Earth while retrieving your precise latitude and longitude on the planet, it is easy to begin to glimpse the power and depth of the Android API in conjunction with the DVM.

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