Create visually appealing applications using the new IntelliJ IDE Android Studio with Packt's new book and eBook.

November 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Android Studio Application Development, a practical guide that will show readers how to develop and build Android apps using this new, integrated development environment. The book retails at $29.99 and the eBook is available in all the popular formats at $15.29.

About the Author:

Belén Cruz Zapata has an Engineer's degree in Computer Science, specializing in software technologies and intelligent and knowledge technologies. She earned an MSc in Computer Science and is now working on her Ph.D in the Software Engineering Research Group at the University of Murcia. Her research is focused on the mobile world and cloud computing. She has a special interest in the development of mobile applications and new technologies. In the past few years, she has worked as a mobile developer for several platforms such as Android, iOS , and the Web.

Android Studio Application Development follows a tutorial approach progressing from the basic features up until the advanced steps to build for release, using real world examples. This book teaches readers how to create an app, test it, and prepare it for release. First, developers will learn how to use the code editor in order to increase their productivity, and to easily create the screens of their app. Then, readers will learn how to debug an app and examine its performance using the most important additional tools within Android Studio; the Android SDK tools. Readers will also take a look at the existing Google Play services and how they can be integrated into an app.

Finally, it is important for a developer to be able to search for any help they might need. This book provides a comprehensive help section that covers online documentation, updates, and FAQs. Readers will learn how to design the user interface and handle user events. Testing an app using the emulator and managing virtual devices is possible with the help of this book.

Android Studio Application Development covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Android Studio

Chapter 2: Starting a Project

Chapter 3: Navigating a Project

Chapter 4: Using the Code Editor

Chapter 5: Creating User Interfaces

Chapter 6: Google Play Services

Chapter 7: Tools

Chapter 8: Debugging

Chapter 9: Preparing for Release

Chapter 10: Getting Help

Developers who are familiar with the object-oriented programming paradigm and the Java programming language, and want to learn the key features of Android Studio will find that this book is useful. For more information, please visit the book's page http://www.packtpub.com/android-studio-application-development/book

Android Studio Application Development
Enhance the user interface for your app using the graphical editor feature

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/android-studio-application-development/book

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