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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for Android - the world’s most popular mobile platform. The 4th edition kicks off by introducing the core components of the Android Framework. You’ll learn about Activities, Intents, and Service. Using Android Studio, the new Android development environment, you’ll build complete Android 5.0 apps from the ground up. Along the way you’ll master the skills to design, develop, test, and publish meaningful apps. The fourth edition is extensively updated for Android’s newest features and tools, every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Highlights of this new Fourth Edition include:
Extensive new coverage: Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android Studio, and Material Design
A laser focus on Android fundamentals: Activities, Intents, Resources and background processing
Exclusive Android 5.0 features for Android TV and Android Wear.
Complete projects developed in Android Studio available in nearly every chapter
Learn how to…
Use Android Studio as your development environment.
Add sophisticated navigation with action toolbars and slide out menus.
Develop apps using Material Design
Develop intuitive user interfaces using Android controls
Access the cloud and retrieve data using the Flickr API
Create a full-blown app that parses JSON, stores metadata, and displays Flickr images
Access the cloud to download and parse JSON data
Use a SQLite database and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps
Package and publish apps to Google Play and other app stores