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    I am interested in starting Android Application Development. Last year I took a Java programming class and this year I have recently just completed a AP Computer Sciences class which used Java to write all of its programs. So I am familiar with the Java programming language and I can understand it pretty well in my opinion.

    For a while I have loved the Android phones and with my recent education in Java, I would like to create applications for the Android platform. What resources could I use to learn it best. I have already been through the tutorials on the Android website and I have Eclipse set up with the Android SDK. I want something though that will actually teach me how to program Android applications and not just ways to make random applications. A book, website, anything would be great! Thanks to whoever can help me!


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    Hello MikeSki3.

    I too am interested in Android Development and have recently installed the Eclipse Android SDK.
    I have done some basic programming but haven't had the chance to move forward properly..

    I plan on writing a blog about my progress as soon as possible.

    Two books which I have been recommended in the past are:

    Programming Android: Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices

    Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

    Keep us updated with your progress
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    Hello guys,

    I myself decided to make an app which I've been working on over the easter week. I find Android development to be really easy, it's all event based as well which can in some cases be slightly annoying but all in all it's rather simple.

    I just set out by reading through the API and looking at how to create views, a lot of my time was spent on correcting the views in the xml files rather than actually writing Java.

    I guess you could say I just went the opposite way and just decided what I wanted to make and set out a few requirements and then I read through the API as I needed in order to reach my goals and complete my stories.

    I even managed to setup and AdMob account and add some adverts into the application

    If you need some help just post your questions here and I'm sure someone can help and if not I will do my best to answer them

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    Good work Json.. I'm thinking about starting a dedicated Android Development section.
    Maybe we could work on Articles on the subject? I'm sure they will be very popular.
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    Sure can, at the moment I'm rather busy with other work so I never managed to finish the app off but hopefully I will get a chance to do that soonish.

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    I keep a fairly up to date list of all Android application development books here: wiki.andmob.org/books However, I don't try to track which have ebook editions, though I suspect most of them do. I wrote a few on the list, so my opinion as to which are good will be biased... BTW, the second on your list above is a brand-new third edition, which may be why you're not seeing comments

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    I keep a fairly up to date list of all Android application development books here: wiki.andmob.org/books
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    I would like to share one Java android development tutorial link I think it will be very helpful to all of you. mobile.tutsplus.com/tutorials/android/java_shorthand/

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    Here, Android Development Tutorial you can find a book about Android application. Take a look of it.

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