Instant BlueStacks [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Learn how to synchronize apps between an Android device and BlueStacks
  • Discover how to install apps from outside the app stores
  • Includes a step-by-step illustrated setup guide for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OSX

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 44 pages
Release Date : August 2013
ISBN : 178355942X
ISBN 13 : 9781783559428
Author(s) : Gary Judge
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Other

Table of Contents

Instant BlueStacks
  • Instant BlueStacks
    • So, what is BlueStacks?
      • App Player
      • Cloud Connect
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – what do I need?
      • Step 2 – downloading BlueStacks App Player
      • Step 3 - installing BlueStacks App Player
        • For Windows 7
        • For Windows 8
        • For Mac OS X
      • And that's it
    • Quick start – installing your first app
      • Step 1 – getting familiar with App Player
      • Step 2 – installing Flipboard
    • Top 5 features you need to know about
      • The BlueStacks environment
      • 1-Click Sync
      • Cloud Connect
      • Apps from outside the app store
        • Mac
        • PC
      • Tips for troubleshooting
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Gary Judge

Gary Judge is an IT consultant who designs network solutions by day and blogs by night. When not sharing his thoughts about technology or music on Google Plus and Twitter, Gary is blogging about mobile technology at

Gary feels that there has not been a better time to be into technology and having worked professionally in the IT industry for 12 years and been an active hobbyist for nearly 20, he has witnessed a massive number of improvements which have resulted in such mind boggling developments as the smartphone.

This is the first book that Gary has written and he hopes it will be the first of many.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Install BlueStacks software
  • Configure BlueStacks software
  • Send apps from BlueStacks to your Android device
  • Synchronize all your apps from an Android device to BlueStacks
  • Troubleshoot BlueStacks
  • Install apps that do not appear in any app store

In Detail

BlueStacks is the only software that you can use to emulate an Android environment on your Mac or PC, so if you've ever wanted to run Android apps on your Mac or PC effortlessly, then Instant BlueStacks will show you how easy it can be with BlueStacks.

Instant BlueStacks takes you through the process of installing and configuring BlueStacks on Mac or PC. This book will teach you all the basics, and help you make the most of the software.

Instant BlueStacks will take you through the process setting up and using BlueStacks. You’ll be introduced to BlueStacks and guided through the installation process. Following that, you will be shown how to get going, enabling you to start experimenting with the software and various apps. By the end of this book, you will have set up your own environment and be running Android apps that you cannot otherwise get for Mac or PC. The book also introduces you to the BlueStacks community so that you can get further help and advice. Instant BlueStacks is your no-nonsense guide to installing Android apps on a Mac or PC. This book is packed with illustrations and examples to help you master the software quickly.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A fast-paced, example-based approach guide for learning BlueStacks.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone with a Mac or PC who wants to run Android apps on their computer. Whether you want to play games that are freely available for Android but not your computer, or you want to try apps before you install them on a physical device or use it as a development tool, this book will show you how. No previous experience is needed as this is written in plain English so that you can get going with BlueStacks quickly and easily.

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