Android Development Tools for Eclipse

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Learn
  • Install ADT and Eclipse
  • Learn about important tools in the ADT environment and their usage
  • Create a new project, explore its structure, add simple widgets, then compile, debug, and run the application
  • Include multimedia elements and handle multiple screens in your application
  • Add a menu and use it to invoke the Preference Screen and handle radio and checkbox preferences
  • Handle multiple screen types and orientations
  • Add an external library and use it by incorporating advertisements (AdMob Library)
  • Learn how to prepare your application for release: compiling, key generation, signing, aligning, and distribution
About

The increase in Android’s popularity with every passing day cannot be understated. This has resulted in a large programmer base willing to contribute to its success. Eclipse has a powerful IDE and has been adopted widely by programmers across the globe. The focus of ADT is to use existing familiar territory and ease development of Android applications. In this sense, ADT provides a one stop solution for Android application development.

Android Development Tools for Eclipse is a step-by-step guide that provides you with hands-on, practical, and to the point discussion and steps for using Eclipse tools for developing, debugging, and signing Android applications for distribution. It also teaches you to incorporate advertisements to monetize your applications. Every concept and its usage has been demonstrated in this book by implementing them via real world applications.

Android Development Tools for Eclipse starts with the installation of ADT, and then discusses important tools before guiding you through Android application development from scratch, demonstrating different concepts and implementation before finally helping you distribute your applications in the Android market. You will start the development of your first application, explore project structure, and add different widgets including multimedia ones.

You will learn everything about developing, debugging, testing, distributing, and monetizing your Android application using Eclipse ADT.

Features
  • Build Android applications using ADT for Eclipse
  • Generate Android application skeleton code using wizards
  • Advertise and monetize your applications
Page Count 144
Course Length 4 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781782161103
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2013

Authors

Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah has more than 9 years of experience of working in diverse areas of application development across mobile and web platforms. He is currently working as a software architect and has a number of enterprise applications to his name.

He is the co-author of the book Android Development Tools for Eclipse, Packt Publishing, also co-authored by Khirulnizam Abd Rahman.

Along with being a literature enthusiast, he is fond of philosophy and enjoys life in Nepal, the land of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest.

Khirulnizam Abd Rahman

Khirulnizam Abd Rahman is a Computer Science lecturer in the faculty of Information Science and Technology, Selangor International Islamic College, Malaysia. He has been teaching programming since the year 2000. He started publishing Android apps in the year 2010, and his apps among others are Malay Proverb Dictionary (Peribahasa) and m-Mathurat. Currently, he is working on the apps for Windows Phone Version 8. PHP, C#, and Java are also the programming languages that he is familiar with.