Android Apps for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Jackson

By Wallace Jackson

Anybody can commence construction basic apps for the Android platform, and this booklet will convey you ways! lately up to date to incorporate Android Jelly Bean, Android Apps for Absolute rookies, moment variation takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and working utilizing undeniable English and sensible examples.

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

  • Teaches Android software improvement in language a person can comprehend, supplying you with the very best commence in Android improvement
  • Provides uncomplicated, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to select up the innovations with out fuss
  • Offers transparent code descriptions and format so you might get your apps working once attainable

This e-book is Android Jelly Bean compliant, yet is backwards appropriate to lots of the prior Android releases.

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Double-click the JDK 6 install icon on your desktop (or in whatever folder you downloaded it to) to launch the JDK 6 setup application; at the time of the writing of this book, the current version was Java 6u37, or the 37th update of Java revision 6. If your operating system asks if it is OK to run the installation software, tell it to go right ahead. 2. The next dialog tells you which files and features will be installed, and lets you turn off features that you do not wish to include. We are not going to touch anything in these set-up dialogs, so simply click Next to copy the more than 300MB of development files onto your hard drive, as shown in the installation screen sequence shown in Figure 3-1.

How the operation of focus in Android can be controlled via Java code. How focus preferences can be set in your XML files. Content Providers In Chapter 10, we’ll be ready to get into the complexity of accessing data structures and Android content providers. These content providers allow you to access databases of system information that are available through the Android operating system as well as your own databases of information. Content providers are the primary method Android provides for sharing stored data across applications, which is why they are important enough to merit their own chapter.

Click the Arrow next to the Android folder, and it should look like the screen shown in Figure 3-19, outlining the various types of Android Projects that you can now develop in Eclipse. Click Cancel to exit the dialog, as we are not going to develop an Android Application now, we just wanted to confirm that there was an Android folder filled with Android Project types inside of the IDE, signifying that we have correctly added Android Application Development capabilities to Eclipse. Figure 3-19.

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