I'd like to ask about the future of Android. Do you think Android will stay the most used mobile OS, and if so, where you see the reasons? Where will Android evolve, what new features are the going to be in the near future?
And question about the book - is there any ongoing project in the book that shows whole path of Android development, or are the concepts explained separately?
Will the book content cover the new release of Android M? With Google recently announcing stopping support of ADT, due to Android Studio taking over, does the book have ample coverage of Android Studio? I think any other questions I had have already been asked on here, so last but not least, a big thanks to Head First and Java Ranch for this book promotion!
The description of this book seems to paint it as a similar learning experience to Head First Java. Does this book include exercises/puzzles at the end of each chapter? I really enjoyed doing them in Head First Java.
Also, is this book concerned primarily with development or is there any additional material in the vein of how to publish an app on the play store, how to monetise applications or potential legal pitfalls?
Lastly, is the information in Head First Java sufficient enough to move onto this book with? I think I've moved on a bit from Head First Java, but would like to have an idea of the level of skill on Java required for Head First Android.
The main advantage it has for AR is the sheer hackability of Android. The more people can play and the more things they're allowed the Play with the more creative they can be. We look forward to getting our cardboard set soon :-)
Dawn and David
Head First Android Development
Does the book cover newest technology in Lollipop like notification on locked screen and guest profiles?
What is your take on the Supreme Court decision not to review the API copyright decision? The Java APIs are now classified as copyrighted how will this effect a developer writing code for a simple app?
I have started exploring Android mobile development world.
My question to you is:
With the rise of 'Develop once-Deploy everywhere' mobile app development frameworks like Apache Cordova/PhoneGap, more sophisticated web dev frameworks, and increasing native like performance, what will be the future of Hybrid mobile application development compared to Native development?
What are the main advantages pure Native development have over hybrid approach (not mobile web app dev) besides security and performance?
Looking forward to your reply.
(I've asked the same question outside of Head First Questions topic.. Apologies for the repetition, a newbie here )
This is my first Q&A, I wasn't sure if we should create a new thread for each question or if it would all end up in one. If it's OK I'll just post my questions here as well. I realize my first question isn't about this book per se but from what I've read the two are closely related.
First off congratulations on the new book. I recently had the desire to jump into Android development and my research led me to pick up a book about Java programming. My research also kept pointing to the Head First Java book but I wasn't sure how much had changed since that book had been printed. So, will there be a new edition of Head First Java?
And one last question if it's OK. For someone new to Java would your new Head First Android book be a good place to start or would it be best if I continue studying Java before jumping into this book? I'm not sure if there is a point where Android development takes off on it's own or of mastering Java will go hand in hand with being a good Android developer.