By Donn Felker, Michael Burton

Bring your titanic rules to the small monitor with this distinctive consultant to making awesome Android applications

The Android OS keeps to quickly extend supplying app builders entry to 1 of the most important structures on hand, and this easy-to-follow consultant walks you thru the improvement method step-by-step. In this new variation of the bestselling Android software improvement For Dummies, Android programming specialists Michael Burton and Donn Felker clarify find out how to obtain the SDK, get Eclipse up and operating, code Android functions, and proportion your comprehensive items with the world.

Featuring pattern courses, this e-book explores every little thing from the easy fundamentals to complicated points of Android software development.
* Walks you thru all of the steps in constructing purposes for the Android platform, together with the newest Android positive factors like scrollable widgets, more suitable UI instruments, social media integration, and new calendar and get in touch with capabilities
* begins with downloading the SDK, then explains the way to convey your purposes to existence and publish your paintings to the Android Market
* comprises real-world suggestion from specialist programmers Donn Felker and Michael Burton, who holiday each point of the advance technique down into functional, digestible pieces

Whether you're new to Android improvement or already in your manner, Android program improvement For Dummies, 2d Edition is the consultant you want to dig into the app dev process!

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Buttons should be large enough (and have sufficient spacing) so that even users with larger fingers can interact with your apps easily, whether they’re using your app on a phone or tablet. Views A view, which is a basic element of the Android user interface, is a rectangular area of the screen that’s responsible for drawing and event handling. Views are a basic building block of Android user interfaces, much like paragraph

or anchor tags are building blocks of an HTML page. Some common views you might use in an Android application might be a TextView, ImageView, Layout, and Button, but there are dozens more out there for you to explore.

43 44 Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android 4. Type a name in the Name field. This name can be anything you choose, but an easy one to remember is Android ADT. com/android/eclipse/ in the Location field. 6. Click OK. Android ADT is selected in the Work With drop-down menu, and the available options are displayed in the Name and Version window of the Install Details dialog box, as shown in Figure 2-14. Figure 2-14: Select Developer Tools. 7. Select the check box next to Developer Tools, and click the Next button.

If you find that your PATH variable values aren’t present, try logging out of your computer and logging back on to your computer. Getting the Total Eclipse After you have the SDK, you need an integrated development environment (IDE) to use it. It’s time to download Eclipse! Installing Eclipse To download Eclipse, navigate to the Eclipse downloads page at www. org/downloads. Select Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (Eclipse IDE for JAVA EE Developers works as well) and download the zip file. zip file to the location of your choice, such as C:\Program Files\Eclipse on Windows or in your Applications folder on a Mac.

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