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Our friends over at informIT are back with another new book on programming for Android. This time around, though, the book places more emphasis on learning directly by creating apps - in other words, learning by doing. The book is Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, and it packs 16 fully coded Android apps as examples.

The Book

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Written by Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel, Abbey Deitel (quite the family affair...) and Michael Morgano, the book is 512 pages long and can be had for $29 for the eBook, $36 for a paper copy, or $49 for both.

Contains 16 Fully Coded Android™ Apps

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Android™ smartphone and tablet app development and the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Android Market! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great Android apps quickly and getting them published on Android Market. The book uses an app-driven approach—each new technology is discussed in the context of 16 fully tested Android apps, complete with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you’ll develop include:

  • SpotOn Game

  • Slideshow

  • Flag Quiz

  • Route Tracker

  • Favorite Twitter® Searches

  • Address Book

  • Tip Calculator

  • Doodlz

  • Weather Viewer

  • Cannon Game

  • Voice Recorder

  • Pizza Ordering

Practical, example-rich coverage of:

  • Smartphone and Tablet Apps, Android Development Tools (ADT) Plug-In for Eclipse

  • Activities, Intents, Content Providers

  • GUI Components, Menus, Toasts, Resource Files, Touch and Gesture Processing

  • Tablet Apps, ActionBar and AppWidgets

  • Tweened Animations, Property Animations

  • Camera, Audio, Video, Graphics, OpenGL ES

  • Gallery and Media Library Access

  • SharedPreferences, Serialization, SQLite

  • Handlers and Multithreading, Games

  • Google Maps, GPS, Location Services, Sensors

  • Internet-Enabled Apps, Web Services, Telephony, Bluetooth®

  • Speech Synthesis and Recognition

  • Android Market, Pricing, Monetization

  • And more…

Think you're ready to get started? That's the spirit, wolves - read on to find out how you can win a free copy.

How To Win

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:

  • Borche Georgiev
  • Bob Johnson
  • Derek Garmon
  • Kevin K
  • d3vkit

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Once again, the contest is quite simple: leave a comment to this post (below) and be sure to include your actual email address in the "Mail" column - we need it to contact you in the event that you win. There are no rules for what kind of comment in particular, but something funny or witty would be interesting.

The contest will end Friday, October 21 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Once again, the contest is open to everyone in the world. Good luck!

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • http://kit.im Kit

    I'd love to win a copy! Been meaning to learn some Android development!

  • Larry

    Got my BSCS in '89, and over the weekend, was talking to a guy who just got his degree this past spring. When I asked him what languages he was coding in, he answered, and then asked me, "what did you code in, back then?", and with a straight face, followed it up with "wait, I know -- BASIC?"

    Sigh. Get off my !#$% lawn, kid!

  • Ah P

    I want the book.

  • Dharmin

    Love Android book. Hope to win!!!

  • Tomas

    would like to have that one too :-)

  • http://blog.NewtonicaOnline.com Chetan

    Now, this can be very right start for me as I just ordered ViewSonic G-table and I am planning to take it apart!

  • Dean

    Looks great, would love to win it....

  • Warner

    I've been following Deitel's Java books and it's about time to learn Android development with the help of this Android book. I hope I win

  • Freak4Dell

    I really need this book because I'm dying to find out Harry beats Voldemort.

    Wait...what do you mean this book isn't about that?

    *Sigh* Fine...I guess I'll just make some Android apps instead.

  • David

    I don't want this book, I actually need it.

  • John martins

    Y u no give me de book!! Want book...NOW!

  • John martins

    Me want now. Plz thnx gtg bi

  • Gajendra Singh

    Deitel always Rocks... I need this one for android development.....
    I am eager to dive into the world of android development....

  • Berna

    hoping to have this book for my mobile development course:D

  • Matthew Smith

    I could totally use this

  • Nasapunk88

    Looks like a great book. I would love to have

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Winners have been posted!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adil-Saya/1683615426 Adil Saya

    its what i looking for. !!