Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (3rd Edition) by Wallace Jackson

By Wallace Jackson

Anyone can begin development multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this ebook will exhibit you ways! Now up to date to incorporate either Android 4.4 and the hot Android L, Android Apps for Absolute novices, 3rd version takes you thru the method of having your first Android apps up and working utilizing undeniable English and sensible examples. when you have an excellent inspiration for an Android app, yet have by no means programmed sooner than, then this booklet is for you.

This publication cuts during the fog of jargon and secret that surrounds Android apps improvement, and offers you uncomplicated, step by step directions to get you started.

* Teaches Android software improvement in language someone can comprehend, supplying you with the absolute best begin in Android development
* offers basic, step by step examples that make studying effortless, permitting you to choose up the suggestions with no fuss
* deals transparent code descriptions and structure for you to get your apps operating once possible

This ebook covers either Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, yet is additionally backwards suitable to hide the former Android releases considering Android 1.5.

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The Google USB Driver as installed after progress bar disappears The next thing that we need to address in optimizing your Eclipse ADT IDE for Android development during the course of this book is creating and installing an AVD. AVDs will be used during the Android software development process to accelerate the development process. The reason an AVD accelerates development is because you don’t have to go through the time-consuming process of transferring your application over the USB cable to the Android device every time you want to test!

If you have a webcam installed, you can use that to simulate the Neptune camera hardware on the Pine SmartWatch, you can simulate the cameras with the emulator itself, or you can simply select None for now, as I have done here. Note Remember, you can use the Edit button at any time to change the settings you have set for the AVD emulator, so if you get a webcam or add camera features to your app, you can always change these drop-down selections at any time in the future, which is quite convenient.

You’ll always want to run the Check for Updates utility right after you install your Eclipse ADT software, and at least weekly thereafter. This is the reason we are covering this here first, as this is a continuation of all of the installation work that you did in Chapter 1. If you have not done this already, out of sheer curiosity, launch Eclipse ADT using a single mouse-click on the Eclipse (purple sphere) quick launch icon, which you created in the previous chapter. Each time that you launch Eclipse ADT, you will be presented with the Select a workspace option, inside a Workspace Launcher dialog, right after you see your Android Developer Tools launch progress screen.

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