How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin

By Alex Forrester , Eran Boudjnah , Alexandru Dumbravan
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About this book

Are you keen to get started building Android 11 apps, but don’t know where to start? How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin is a comprehensive guide that will help kick-start your Android development practice.

This book starts with the fundamentals of app development, enabling you to utilize Android Studio and Kotlin to get started building Android projects. You'll learn how to create apps and run them on virtual devices through guided exercises. Progressing through the chapters, you'll delve into Android’s RecyclerView to make the most of lists, images, and maps, and see how to fetch data from a web service.

Moving ahead, you'll get to grips with testing, learn how to keep your architecture clean, understand how to persist data, and gain basic knowledge of the dependency injection pattern. Finally, you'll see how to publish your apps on the Google Play store.

You'll work on realistic projects that are split up into bitesize exercises and activities, allowing you to challenge yourself in an enjoyable and attainable way. You'll build apps to create quizzes, read news articles, check weather reports, store recipes, retrieve movie information, and remind you where you parked your car.

By the end of this book, you'll have the skills and confidence to build your own creative Android applications using Kotlin.

Publication date:
January 2021
Publisher
Packt
Pages
750
ISBN
9781838984113

About the Authors

  • Alex Forrester

    Alex Forrester is an experienced software developer with more than 20 years of experience in mobile, web development, and content management systems. He has been working with Android for over 8 years, creating flagship apps for blue-chip companies across a broad range of industries at Sky, The Automobile Association, HSBC, The Discovery Channel, and O2. Alex lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and daughter. When he’s not developing, he likes rugby and running in the Chiltern hills.

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  • Eran Boudjnah

    Eran Boudjnah is a developer with over 20 years of experience in developing desktop applications, websites, interactive attractions, and mobile applications. He has been working with Android for about 7 years, developing apps and leading mobile teams for a wide range of clients, from start-ups (JustEat) to large scale companies (Sky) and conglomerates. He is passionate about board games (with a modest collection of a few hundred games) and has a Tra

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  • Alexandru Dumbravan

    Alexandru Dumbravan started Android development in 2011 working for a digital agency. Since 2016, he moved to London working mainly in the FinTech sector. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to analyze and integrate many different technologies on Android devices, from well-known, like Facebook login, or less known, like proprietary network protocols.

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