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Last Updated: December 29th, 2011

Our final giveaway today is another of our developer-oriented contests, and we're giving ten copies of the massive programming reference book Android Wireless Application Development by Shane Conder and Lauren Darcey, thanks to our friends at InformIT. Again, we ask that only developers or those interested in learning Android development participate, so that they can start making even more awesome apps for the rest of us.

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
  • Boby
  • Aaron Nw*
  • Dennis F. Heffernan
  • Pedro Pina
  • razorD
  • Stephan Miske
  • Jamison England
  • Bender
  • Rafe
  • James C*

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.

Here's a brief description of the 792-page book:

The start-to-finish guide to Android application development: massively updated for the newest SDKs and developer techniques!

This book delivers all the up-to-date information, tested code, and best practices you need to create and market successful mobile apps with the latest versions of Android. Drawing on their extensive experience with mobile and wireless development, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder cover every step: concept, design, coding, testing, packaging, and delivery. The authors introduce the Android platform, explain the principles of effective Android application design, and present today’s best practices for crafting effective user interfaces. Next, they offer detailed coverage of each key Android API, including data storage, networking, telephony, location-based services, multimedia, 3D graphics, and hardware.

Winners can choose whether they want a hard copy or an eBook edition, as well.

How To Enter

In the comments section below, (before you even get that far, PLEASE make sure you put a valid email address in the email field below the name field for your comment) tell us the title of the app you would make after reading Android Wireless Application Development. Be creative, funny, or silly - we'll randomly select ten entries as winners.

This contest  will run for 24 hours - meaning it will end at 2PM PST on December 17th, 2011.

This contest is open to residents of the following countries:

THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, CHILE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, INDIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, MALAYSIA, VIETNAM, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE: (i) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND (ii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Good luck, everyone!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://diespiderdie.com Grant Shearer

    Math Attack! or Math Defense 2. Or maybe "Title Pending".

  • Rupali Srivastava

    I will make 'Welcome to the world of Android Police!!' using application development on Android mobile screen.

  • Eric

    Dont forget your towel!

  • kerjani

    "Android Beer Order" - Can't wait for the waitress in the pub? Order your beer immediately, and pay with NFC

  • jooel

    My app would prob. be called : Diving Inferno.

  • Brett

    Elf On The Droid: Games for the kids, and a reminder for parents to move the damn elf.

  • http://www.NHTheatreAwards.org Joe

    App: Theatre Show Reference guide with connects to licensing companies.

  • Eric

    Apps name: Talking demon

  • Justin Swartzell

    Gangster Birds! Instead of angry birds shooting themselves at pigs. This game will have Birds in 1930's gangster clothing, shooting Tommy guns at the pigs! I think it will rock. A cross between Stupid Zombies, and Angry Birds!!!

  • DM

    Health Coaching App.

  • Andrew

    Goobook++, a social networking app.

  • mike

    Phone Manager App for Tablest

  • Pedro Pina

    "dot me" - a white screen game where you have to spot the dot to win!

  • doseas

    I've had an idea for a genealogy app for a while, but no time to work on it...

  • Brayden Hord

    I would like to develop an app that would be constantly checking wheat, grain, and other produce prices for the local farmers in my area. They have recently gotten into android smartphones, and I beliebe that this would greatly help them so they do not have to go back into their houses to check these prices.

  • http://vmenu.com Chris Pick

    I would like to make an app to automatically assign numbers for white elephant games.

  • phill henry

    attack and defend - app that connects device to locked network and sets up firewall to prevent network admin from accessing network security features and reestablishing the lock.

  • Robert Walters

    Idiot's Guide to Rooting your phone.

  • meee

    i want to winn!!!

  • Matt

    How to eat an iphone for dummies

  • Androidess

    Android Police themed Pong game app

  • http://www.chriseaston.com Chris Easton

    Holy Crap I'm Cooking

  • http://bloodpressuremonitor.info hnd

    its sound interesting to me