This book is for you if you want to learn Android application development for smart phones and tablets. Android is the most popular mobile platform today and it comes with a comprehensive set of APIs that make it easy for developers to write, test and deploy apps. With these APIs you can easily show user interface (UI) components, play and record audio and video, create games and animation, store and retrieve data, search the Internet, and so on.
The software development kit (SDK) for Android application development is free and includes an emulator, a computer program that can be configured to mimic a hardware device. This means, you can develop, debug and test your applications without physical devices.
This introduction provides ...