Android's Growing Quickly and There is a big Need for Developers, “Android Apps for Absolute Beginners" Released by Apress Media Hopes to fix That

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This second edition offers anyone a chance to learn how to build simple apps on the Android platform. It features step-by-step work processes to setting up an Android Development workstation, developing Android Applications, adding User Interface Elements, Android Programming Logic, and Graphic Design.

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (2nd Edition)

This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives readers simple, step-by-step instructions on how to get started.

Today more than ever people are choosing to make their smartphones an indispensible part of their daily routine. To some, these smart phones represent direct access to a customer and marketers and developers are clamoring to be one of the leaders in this field. Since the Android market is one of the fastest growing segments of the smartphone market the need for more developers has never been higher.    

"Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (2nd Edition)," authored by Multimedia Producer Wallace Jackson of Mind Taffy design has been expanded and updated to cover all of the new features in the Android Application Development environment of Eclipse and the ADT Bundle that can now be found on the Android Developer website. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives readers simple, step-by-step instructions on how to get started. Jackson teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving readers the best possible start in Android development and provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing them to pick up the concepts without fuss.

"Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (2nd Edition)" allows those who have a great idea for an Android app but have never programmed before the opportunity to turn that vision into a reality.    "I wrote Android Apps for Absolute Beginners so that all of the billions of Android device owners could have the power and ability to create digital content and applications for their Android Smartphones, Tablets, eReaders and iTV sets," stated author Wallace Jackson, "The second edition of this book makes that process even easier due to ground-breaking new features in the ADT Eclipse Android Development Tools environment and our editorial team took six months to rewrite the book from the ground up, making sure we left no stone unturned. This second edition is a 100% improvement over the first edition." This book is Android Jelly Bean 4.2 compliant as well as being backwards compatible to most of the previous Android releases. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (2nd Edition) also covers more advanced topics such as Inter-Application Communications, Database Management, Background Processing, Audio Playback, Video Playback, using Google Maps and much more.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4788-3

*404 Pages
*User Level: Beginner
*Publication Date: December 17, 2012
*Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
*Print Book Price: $29.99
*eBook Price: $20.99

About the Author
Wallace Jackson is an AVvideo/Multimedia Producer who has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in 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.

About Apress Media
Apress Media is a technical and business publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers, programmers, and business leaders with more than 1,000 books in print and electronic formats. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications.
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