In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for the world's most popular mobile platform. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll build complete Android apps from the ground up as you master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful solutions. Extensively updated for Android's newest features and tools, every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Learn how to...
Quickly set up your development environment and create Android projects
Use Android layouts and fragments to create apps that look great on phones, tablets, and even TVs
Develop intuitive user interfaces using Android controls
Access the cloud and retrieve data using the Flickr API
Create a full-blown app that parses JSON, stores metadata, and
displays Flickr images
Use a SQLite database and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps
Write social apps using the Facebook Android SDK
Use contact and calendar data
Build location-based apps using LocationManager APIs or the new Google Play Location Services
Internationalize your apps
Work with media and cameras
Use open-source libraries to add "finishing touches”
Package and publish apps to Google Play and other app stores