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Android : What we need?

Abimaran Kugathasan
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For Android development, what we need to study?


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Ankit Garg
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Do you need suggestions on books or what??


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Pramod P Deore
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You know What is Activity,Activities life cycle,about Service to run application in background, Intents, Broadcast Receivers, Data storage using files, sharedPreferences, databases, Maps......


Life is easy because we write the source code.....
Abimaran Kugathasan
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Ankit Garg wrote:Do you need suggestions on books or what??


Yea, and also, from where to start? Thanks a lot Ankit.
Ankit Garg
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There are a number of books available like Pro Android 2 (Apress), Beginning Android 2 (Apress), Professional Android 2 Application Programming (Wrox). You can start with any of these books...
Lester Burnham
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The AndroidFaq should make for useful reading.
Abimaran Kugathasan
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Thanks a lot......
Hussein Baghdadi
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Professional Android 2 Application Programming (Wrox) is really good and it is written by Google engineer.
You need also Eclipse.
Lester Burnham
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You need also Eclipse.

Not necessarily - Ant works fine.
Hussein Baghdadi
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I'm talking about Eclipse Android plugin that is created by Google.
Lester Burnham
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Well, if you want to run Eclipse plugins, then you'll obviously need Eclipse. But for Android development in general (which is what is discussed here), Eclipse is not needed.
Christophe Verré
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This blog shows you how to install the necessary software to start developing Android applications with Eclipse.


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Abimaran Kugathasan
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Thanks guys!
Tamas Jano
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If you want to develop games this link could be useful too: http://obviam.net.
Abimaran Kugathasan
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Tamas Jano wrote:If you want to develop games this link could be useful too: http://obviam.net.


Thanks Tamas Jano!
 
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