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Learning Android

Andi Dan

Joined: Feb 28, 2011
Posts: 18
I've taken J6 certification and now I want to write some app. for Android.
I've done the tutorial Notepad example that Google provide, but it's not enough for me.
I need more examples to show how to link between activities, using context and also services, building Intents and other basic stuff that I need to know.
Now I'm doing some simple app. but I need some tutorial to show how to link the activities and services.

I found a good book but for advanced Android programmers and I can't use it right now. I need the basis.
The book is called "The Busy Coder's Guide to Advanced Android Development". (maybe helps ).

Can anyone tell me some links with tutorials or some books that I should read first?
Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

Hi Andi,
I suggest that you bookmark Android Developer's official documentation, it should be your primary resource.

Check also our Android FAQ page, it is extensive and covers a lot of Android's areas.
Daniel Tonks

Joined: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 6
I watch this guy

Might be what you're looking for. I learned everything I need and use, from him
Mohan Prasath
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 25, 2011
Posts: 38

1. You have to start with "The Busy Coder's Guide to Android development" before going to use "The Busy Coder's guide to Advanced Android Development".
It contains examples to all basic concepts, UI's and the author covers pretty much everything. You will find all you need here
2. You can always refer Android API Demo's which are available in your SDk's (If downloaded of course).
3. Also by Pro Android and Professional Android Application Development books are useful.


PS : - The following link are posted for your reference alone and it helped me when I started Programming Android Apps
Android Services

With regards,
Mohan Prasath
Nick Johnson

Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 16
Very nice post.... Thank you for posting...
I agree. Here's the link:
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