Updated to the new Android N 7.0 software development kit (SDK) release, this book takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. It cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible Although this book covers what's new in Android, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases. What you’ll learn: Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE) Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content Who this book is for: If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills—as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits!
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