As I mentioned last week, the Motorola Droid smartphone is a promising new entry into that market. Perhaps, even more promising, is the Android apps market. With the Droid launching soon, most analysts say that developers will be working swiftly to create for the Android 2.0 OS.
A new book, "Android Wireless Application Development," gives readers a good start in developing apps. An excerpt of this book is in the Knowledge Network.
This book combines all the reliable information, sample code and best practices you need to build, distribute, and market successful Android mobile applications. Drawing on their extensive experience with mobile and wireless development, authors Shane Conder and Lauren Darcey cover everything you need to execute a successful Android project: from concept and design through coding, testing, packaging and delivery.
Conder and Darcey address how mobile development differs from conventional development, how Android differs from other mobile platforms and how to take full advantage of Android's unique features and capabilities. They present detailed, code-rich coverage of Android's most important APIs, expert techniques for organizing development teams and managing Android projects, and dozens of time-saving tricks and pitfalls to avoid.
The Knowledge Network also contains the Android Applications Support Checklist, another primer for getting into Android apps development.