Develop your very own Android applications with Eclipse using Packt's new book and eBook

October 2013 | Java, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Android Development Tools for Eclipse, a concise guide to help you develop, advertise, and monetize Android applications using Eclipse. The book will also teach you about the generation and application of skeleton code using wizards. The print book is 144 pages long and is also available in eBook, Kindle, and other select formats.

About the Authors: Sanjay Shah has over 8 years of experience with application development across mobile and web platforms. He is currently a Software Architect working in the area of Cloud-based Big Data Analytics combined with Distributed Cognition, for which he leverages several Java-based technologies.

Khirulnizam Abd Rahman is a Computer Science lecturer in the faculty of Information Science and Technology at Selangor International Islamic College, Malaysia. As well as this, he also currently develops apps for Windows Phone Version 8, PHP, C#, Java, and other programming languages.

Android is an open source platform, and Google releases the code under the Apache License. This open source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers, and enthusiastic developers. Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated Development Environment (IDE) comprising of a base workspace and an extensible plugin system for customizing the environment. It is written mostly in Java and can be used to develop applications in Java as well as a multitude of other programming languages including Ada, C, C++, COBOL, Fortran, PHP, and many more.

Android Development Tools for Eclipse will teach you how to install ADT and Eclipse before showing you how to master the most important tools in the ADT environment. Developers will be able to create a new project, explore its structure, add simple widgets, add multimedia elements, and handle multiple screens, then compile, debug, and run the application.

You will also learn how to add a menu and then use it to invoke the Preference Screen and handle radio and checkbox preferences. The book will then cover how to prepare your application for release, including compiling, generation of keys, signing, aligning, and distribution. By the end of this book, you will also know how to handle multiple screen types and orientations and how to manage the AdMob library.

This book covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: Installing Eclipse, ADT, and SDK
Chapter 2: Important Features of the IDE
Chapter 3: Creating a New Android Project
Chapter 4: Incorporating Multimedia Elements
Chapter 5: Adding RadioButton, CheckBox, Menu, and Preferences
Chapter 6: Handling Multiple Screen Types
Chapter 7: Adding an External Library
Chapter 8: Signing and Distributing APK

Packt Publishing are also due to release the following related books:
Augmented Reality for Android Application Development
Android Studio Application Development

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


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