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The thrill and pleasant advisor to making functions at the Android platformThe approval for the Android marketplace is hovering without signal of slowing down. The open nature of the Android OS bargains programmers the liberty to entry the platform's features and this simple consultant walks you thru the stairs for developing awesome Android purposes. Android programming professional Donn Felker explains tips to obtain the SDK, get Eclipse up and working, code Android functions, and publish your comprehensive items to the Android marketplace. that includes pattern courses, this introductory e-book explores every little thing from the easy fundamentals to extra complicated features of the Android platform.Takes you soup via nuts of constructing purposes for the Android platformBegins with downloading the SDK, then explains the best way to code Android purposes and put up tasks to the Android MarketWritten via Android guru Donn Felker, who breaks each element of constructing purposes for the Android platform into simply digestible piecesNo topic your point of programming adventure, Android software improvement For Dummies is a perfect advisor for buying all started with constructing purposes for the Android platform.

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To see what’s involved, ask yourself these questions: 26 Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android ✓ Do I want to develop Android applications? ✓ Do I like free software development tools? ✓ Do I like to pay no developer fees? ✓ Do I have a computer to develop on? If you answered yes to all these questions, today is your lucky day; you’re ready to become an Android developer. You may be wondering about the “no fees” part. Yep, you read that correctly: You pay no fees to develop Android applications.

You’ve just downloaded the Android SDK. 35 36 Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android 4. Navigate to the directory where you extracted the SDK, and doubleclick SDK Setup, as shown in Figure 2-7. Figure 2-7: Double-click SDK Setup. 5. If you’re prompted to accept the authenticity of the file, click Yes. The Android SDK and AVD Manager dialog box opens. 6. 2 check box. 2, as shown in Figure 2-8. 2 is the latest and greatest version of Android. 2 (API 8). Figure 2-8: Choose packages to install. Every time a new version of the Android OS is released, Google also releases an SDK that contains access to the added functionality in that version.

You may be wondering about the “no fees” part. Yep, you read that correctly: You pay no fees to develop Android applications. There’s always a catch, right? You can develop for free to your heart’s content, but as soon as you want to publish your application to the Android Market — where you upload and publish your apps — you need to pay a small nominal registration fee. At this writing, the fee is $25. Just to ease your mind about fees, it’s important to note that if you’re developing an application for a client, you can publish your application as a redistributable package that you can give him.

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