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What will you learn from this book?
If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need to get started is some Java know-how.
Why does this book look so different?
Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
About the Author
Dawn Griffiths has over 20 years experience working in the IT industry working as a Senior Developer and Senior Solutions Architect. Dawn is the author of Head First Android Development, Head First C, Head First Statistics and Head First 2D Geometry. She created the video course The Agile Sketchpad with her husband David as a way of teaching key concepts and techniques in a friendly, quick and concise way that keeps your brain active and engaged. David Griffiths began programming at age 12, after being inspired by a documentary on the work of Seymour Papert. At age 15 he wrote an implementation of Papert's computer language LOGO. After studying Pure Mathematics at University, he began writing code for computers and magazine articles for humans. He is currently a consultant and writer in the UK an he spends his free time traveling and time with his lovely wife, Dawn.