Download Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (3rd Edition) by Wallace Jackson PDF

By Wallace Jackson

Anyone can commence construction multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this ebook will exhibit you ways! Now up to date to incorporate either Android 4.4 and the hot Android L, Android Apps for Absolute novices, 3rd variation takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and working utilizing simple English and useful examples. when you have a superb inspiration for an Android app, yet have by no means programmed sooner than, then this e-book is for you.

This publication cuts in the course of the fog of jargon and secret that surrounds Android apps improvement, and offers you easy, step by step directions to get you started.

* Teaches Android program improvement in language a person can comprehend, providing you with the absolute best commence in Android development
* presents easy, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to select up the recommendations with no fuss
* bargains transparent code descriptions and structure so you might get your apps operating once possible

This booklet covers either Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, yet can be backwards appropriate to hide the former Android releases when you consider that Android 1.5.

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This work process will automatically compile and transfer your Android application into your currently active Android Virtual Device emulator, which we will be setting up in the next section of this chapter. 42 CHAPTER 2: Configuring Your Android App Development System This will automatically launch both the AVD emulator as well as your Android application running on that AVD emulator on your workstation’s desktop, so that you can test your app’s XML markup logic, UI design, new media assets, and your Java programming logic.

As you can see in Figure 2-16, under the Memory section of the Neptune Pine web site, the Neptune Pine SmartWatch product supports 512MB of memory, so enter 512 in the RAM section, and leave the drop-down selector set to MiB, which stands for MegaBytes! Why MiB? The only reason I can think of is that this drop-down uses GiB for GigaBytes, which would be a more accurate abbreviation! CHAPTER 2: Configuring Your Android App Development System 12. The Size should automatically be set to small, and the Density to MDPI, so all you need to do is to set your Screen Ratio to notlong, since a Pine uses a 4:3 aspect ratio rather than a widescreen (long) 16:9 aspect ratio.

Open source allows designers to put together fully loaded media production workstations for all of their employees, as long as they can afford the cost of the hexa-core or octa-core workstation hardware itself, which can range from $650 to $850 each, depending on features and quantity purchased. What this means is that putting together an Android development company is now affordable, at least from the Android content production workstation perspective, thanks to now mature and professional open source software packages such as the ones we’re downloading and installing in this chapter.

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