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Last Updated: December 29th, 2011

Who's ready for another developer book giveaway? This go around you'll have a chance to win one of two different books: The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK, or Android for Programmers: An App Driven Approach, both of which are coming from our friends at InformIT.

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

The Android Developer's Cookbook:

  • phill henry
  • Tristan
  • Frederic Müller
  • Ben Bw*
  • Siva
  • Kiran
  • Milind
  • Tori
  • Daev
  • Svinkall

Android For Programmers:

  • John Ex*
  • Schubatis1
  • Dennis F. Heffernan
  • D Law*
  • Greg Back*
  • Dharmin Kansara
  • JonathanWardRogers
  • Clayton REEVES
  • Gregg Martinson
  • Kiran Parmar

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 quick glance at what each book is all about:

The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

Want to get started building applications for Android, the world’s hottest, fast-growing mobile platform? Already building Android applications and want to get better at it? This book brings together all the expert guidance–and code–you’ll need!

Completely up-to-date to reflect the newest and most widely used Android SDKs, The Android Developer’s Cookbook is the essential resource for developers building apps for any Android device, from phones to tablets.

Proven, modular recipes take you from the absolute basics to advanced location-based services, security techniques, and performance optimization. You’ll learn how to write apps from scratch, ensure interoperability, choose the best solutions for common problems, and avoid development pitfalls. Coverage includes:

  • Implementing threads, services, receivers, and other background tasks
  • Providing user alerts
  • Organizing user interface layouts and views
  • Managing user-initiated events such as touches and gestures
  • Recording and playing audio and video
  • Using hardware APIs available on Android devices
  • Interacting with other devices via SMS, web browsing, and social networking
  • Storing data efficiently with SQLite and its alternatives
  • Accessing location data via GPS
  • Using location-related services such as the Google Maps API
  • Building faster applications with native code
  • Providing backup and restore with the Android Backup Manager
  • Testing and debugging apps throughout the development cycle

And the other, Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

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…

PLUS:  Online chapters that cover Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4), including a complete, working Ice Cream Sandwich app!

Winners will be able to choose from a hard copy or eBook edition of either title.

How to Enter

Entering is easy - all you need to do is drop a comment telling us which book you want and why. When entering, though, make sure you put a valid email address in the email field of your comment (otherwise, we won't be able to notify you if you win). We'll randomly pick 20 winners (10 for each book) at the end of the contest period.

This contest will run for 24 hours, and will end at 2PM PST on December 21, 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!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Gregg Martinson

    Android for Programmers: An app-driven approach please. I want to learn programming.

  • Lumy

    I would love "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach"!

    Learning by actually doing something is the best way to get started in a new development environment.

  • Zane

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    Android is Awesome

  • Scott B

    I want to get the Android Developer's Cookbook because it sounds more like a starting point for app development, which is where I am. The other sounds more like a starting point for app businesses, for which I am not yet ready.

  • D

    "Android For Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" - So that I can learn how to build a non-force closing Tweetdeck before Tweetdeck does.

  • Kiran Parmar

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach as it seems interesting

  • optimistic

    Useful and appealing book!

  • Steve Graff

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. This could really help me pick up some new skill.

  • Brett

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. Looking for a good in on application programming.

  • augustofretes

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. I made a team composed of 4, and we're working on various daily use apps with a specific design asthetic to them, any extra knowledge is always welcomed :)

  • lapak

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach - I want to learn Android, maybe my New Year resolution...

  • Josh

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK - definitely something I could sink a few weeks into! Who knows - maybe I'll have the next great app.

  • Ray

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

  • Hareef

    Actually, I would want all of the books to master the art of android. I dream of being an expert in android development and someday hope of building a very useful and successful app.

  • Philippe Batigne

    Oh I hope I win!!

  • rick

    Android for programmers

  • Tim

    Both look great, but Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach has my interest. I like learning through doing. So the fact that you can make apps instead of just reading about it is great.

  • http://www.glasswings.com.au Andrew Pam

    "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK" because I'm interested in the featureset provided by the Android SDK so I can consider Android as a potential target.

  • AlbertoPL

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. I love app-driven approaches and badly want to get into Android development and would appreciate a book that has good guidance for me to start with.

  • Paul

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. Because it's got a green droid humping a tablet on the cover, uh, I mean, because studying working programs and then modifying them and trying things out is one of the best ways to learn.

  • Dustinn Valdez

    AD Cookbook, it would be fun to start developing apps.

  • http://mobiletechview.com John, Alabama

    I'm a college student and I would like to learn how to program for android to do on the side while in school.

  • http://twitter.com/stetsonaw Andy Stetson

    Android Developers Cookbook, because it really gets down in the weeds!

  • Clayton REEVES

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, I think it is so much easier to develop something after having done a few smaller things.

  • http://intheroo.com john bekas

    Android Developers Cookbook. I'm a professional developer and it is just a matter of time before I need to make a mobile app. I used to do mobile development before it was cool - palm pilots and windows PDAs.

  • Daniel Slaven

    Android for Programmers: An App Driven Approach, because I would love to become a programmer and Im interested in programming open GL for some awesome graphics and animations.

  • wyngo

    I want The Android Developer's Cookbook because it looks like it focuses more on the fundamentals.

  • Renato

    So... I'm a programmer and I want to get into Android Development...
    this could be good for me =)

  • http://www.twww.com George Baker

    Working on my second Android app and can always use another good reference so that I can continue learning. The one I would love is Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach.

  • Brian DePottey

    it would be fun and insightful to learn

  • Hiram

    I'd like the cookbook one so I can develop some apps and contribute back to the community.

  • VikkD

    I would like the Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach book. More useful for those already into App development and besides I already have the other one.

  • John

    I want 'Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach' since I'm fairly new and I love the teach by examples approach it takes.

  • Manuel Lara Huerta

    I will go with "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach", it seems fun to learn android with examples :).

  • Jeremiah

    Why do I need one of these books? I just got me a galaxy nexus. What kind of developer phone would I have if I didn't do any development on it? Plus, the google tuts only get you so far. Help me give back to the community that helped me.

  • Don

    _The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK_, please. I have written some things in the dark past for Palm and such, but really would like to get into 'droid development....

    thanks!

  • http://v-kotov.ru Vitaliy

    I'd choose The Android Developer's Cookbook, because I'm totally new to android programming.

  • mirumirai

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    Because it seems like a fun and practical way to learn Android development!

  • Rene Rendon Jr

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    I am a programmer and love going thru code especially for completed apps.

  • Scott

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, because I have the cook book :)

  • Tod K

    I'm a geek who needs to be more of a nerd

  • John

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach Looks like it could be really useful and beneficial to myself. It'd be great to have.

  • http://twitter.com/four8fifteen16 Ben B

    I'm a newb Android developer and I need all the help I can get! That's why I want to win "Building Applications with the Android SDK!"

  • rrjp

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    The Deitels are the authors and they wrote the Java book I used in college which was quite a good book.

    The company I work for is writing an Android app so it would be good for me to learn.

  • Gabriella

    im geekgirl... and I love geeks

  • Kree Terry

    Seeing as i just took a c++ course i think i could understand the abdroid for programmers book better. Plus since i just got ics on my dx the extra online ics help would be tremendous. Good luck everyone!!!

  • http://squaredworld.tv u3k

    "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" - looks like a good companion to start developing for Android!

  • Calms

    "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" sounds quite practical and there's nothing quite like practical examples for learning purposes.

  • Arpit Mittal

    I have not won any of the android development books given so far. I am love android and wanna develop apps that market do not offer to my needs. Therefore, please help me by giving this book to me.

  • DonDRD

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK
    I have an idea for an app and I just need to learn how to do it!

  • CrazyAndro

    I need the book, have the SDK on my laptop, but since i do not know much abt programming, i cant do anything more than the plain vanilla stuff.

  • http://ideepu.blogspot.com Deepu Mukundan

    I started learning Java recently so as to get a base for Android programming. I would love to get "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" because it drives by making real life apps which are far more interesting than going up the traditional way.

  • Joshua Morgan

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    I'd really like ot learn to develop apps for Android and this would provide me an invaluable resource

  • Cameron

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK is the choice for me since I am just getting started with programming android apps and I already have enough app ideas to get me going.

  • Jeremy

    Both books look interesting. I would pick Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach because it looks like it covers more than just programming.

  • Mathew Berdecia

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK.

  • http://carelessmurmur.wordpress.com Aritra Mukherjee

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK
    because want to learn the core of SDK and learn to use it in apps, not by code snippet only

  • http://dailyinformant.wordpress.com/ Lucan

    The Android Developer's Cookbook.

    I'm still new to android and this book would be perfect for me.

  • http://randomengineering.org Michael

    I'd love Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach so I can finally get around to android programming

  • Lee

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    Very interested in developing some app and contributing to the Android community!

  • Andre

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    I really want to start making some pretty cool niche apps that I have in mind.

  • Kiran Parmar

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach for me, coz it seems to be interesting!

  • Nikhil

    "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" - Nice way to Learn Android Development!

  • John Jones

    Android Developer's Cookbook. I want to rule the world, one Android device at a time.

  • Ra (Ronin)

    "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" because a practical approach is better for me.

  • Frederic Müller

    "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK" because I already started to program Android apps and this book seems to provide more in depth information.

  • Kiran

    Android Developer's Cookbook. Seems more systematic as it explains concepts one-by-one rather than using many of them in one application simultaneously like the other book

  • ryan shepard

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK. I have been slowly teaching myself how to write a basic android app and its taking forever. I cannot go back to school for programing until my fiance finishes nursing school so this could help me a lot.

  • Jorge

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, a couple of friends and I have been looking for a good place to start educating ourselves and this sure is one.

  • Horatiu

    "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" looks like a decent approach on learning Android.

  • http://www.facebook.com/victorciccone Victor

    I would gladly accept either, but if I must choose, I pick Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. It seems like it would get me into the action faster.

  • Piyush Parulkar

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach i want this book because it looks promising...

  • Krzysztof

    I choose " Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach", because there are many different examples of apps.

  • Tim Dowker

    I'd love a copy of Building applications with the adroid sdk to start my programming career.I have a few ideas for apps.

  • Jimmy

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    Because I want to learn to write more apps.

  • Svinkall

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    I would love this as i have been intrested in android developing for quite some time but i have never known where to start

  • Matt

    I think I'd like the Developer's Cookbook, please. I prefer the title of the book because I like food, and it seems to have something to do with food and android.

    It reminds me of Breaking Bad too for some reason...

    But I digress, it seems more practical to cook food and program than to just look at examples. I've found plenty of examples online, and I prefer the in-depth understanding of why and how the things I'm doing work the way they do.

    So, thanks for the book!

  • Fredrik

    I would like the "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" book.

    In the cold swedish winter you need something to warm your heart with :)

  • Srinivas

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach
    This book seems to an easy way to directly start developing Android Apps.

  • Mario

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach...

    ... because a sail boat can never sail without a breeze to fill it's sails nor without a sail to catch the wind. This book shall help me build those sails....

    Ok... my metaphor sucked.

  • Gerrit

    If I had to choose, I'd take the cookbook just because it looks like it takes a more code-focused approach. But I'd prefer to have both to, you know, learn ALL THE THINGS.

  • Mr. Blind Operator

    I would like Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    I just got a new bookshelf and i need some new books for it :)

  • Simon

    I want to cook.

  • sungam

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

  • MBK

    I wish "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK". Firstly because I just ordered the other one, and secondly because I would love to get started on the whole Android programming subject. I allready got some nice ideas, without any shade of bussiness model, but with a humanitarian ideology. So as it probably won't generate any income, a book donation would come in handy :-)

  • Lim

    "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" - The perfect guide book for a new android developer like me

  • Andrei Markovits

    I would like to get the Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach book. It seems to have some nice examples in it.

  • Harish

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK.

    I want to start working on android development and this book would be a good start. Besides, an android related book from the best android related website will be more exciting. If I ever get picked, I would love to have android police logo in my book. Cheers.

  • Rxpert

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

  • Claudiu

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK
    Me and my friend Marius work as SW Dev (embedded C). He is very passionate about developing apps for android. And we are both annoyed by how bad some apps from market are designed. Needless to say we talk a lot about on how the apps can be improved.. but at some point he asked: "Where can we get more info on how to correctly do things on Android?". Well, I think this book has the answers and will help him become a better Android developer :)
    Thanks!

  • DM

    Me want book to develop. Will buy book to learn grammar also.

  • daniel

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK
    i have been looking for to developing fo Android for some time now and the book looks like a great way to start.

  • Cyleo

    I would love to get my hands dirty with some Android programming with some help from Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach.

    I've been thinking of writing an Android app for a while now and made some unsuccesfull attempts, but the learn-by-doing style of the book is exactly my piece of cake so that would be just perfect :)

  • https://plus.google.com/111846776401311092542/ Kuan Yi Ming

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    Building multiplatform apps as well as providing support for some webview based APIs, but would love to delve deeper into native code.

  • Jorge (and Cristina)

    I would like to get the "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK" book.

    My best friend and me, we're starting to do some small stuff with the Java JDK and Android SDK, she has nothing to do with IT but she's very interested on it and wants to start studying programming and I work as Sysadmin. I'm pretty sure this book would "boost" our learning ^^

  • Jerzy

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    Looks like a cool book to get to know with Mr Android.

  • http://firegolddesign.com Joshua

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, because I have another book already that works on a more general level (similar to the Cookbook) and I benefit greatly from both approaches. I have a couple specific app ideas, and this one looks like I'll be able to find similar apps in the sample apps and "steal" methods and ideas to get my apps done.

  • Brandon

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    I am looking for a great way to get started in building applications for Android.

  • Michael Thomsen

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach - as is uses some apps as an example

  • http://www.dashraven.com/blog Ivo Santos

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. I'm doing a masters thesis om multimedia and this seems like a must have book for my work with an android app I'm developing

  • Sérgio Pereira

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach
    Have a lot of programming experience outside of Android, and find that learning from complete source code is faster.

  • http://whisky.golacki.com.pl MikeBugslayer

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach - I'd like to learn Android for different uses, and it shows wide variety of application approches

  • zacthespack

    Would love to get a copy of Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, so I can improve my apps eve further and start building some funky new ones!

  • Stephen

    I'd like - Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach to be able to start programming some good Android apps!

  • IVO_

    I'd like Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. It seems more practical than the other one

  • Dharmin Kansara

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach bcoz learn programming is good fun and learn for me.

  • Rastislav

    I want "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK" because I would like to be an Android Developer.

  • http://www.danemmons.com/ Daniel Emmons

    I'd go with Android for Programmers: an App-Driven Approach, and to be honest, the main reason is that the description here is about twice as long and gives me more details. The other book probably covers most or all of the stuff that is important to me as well, but given how fast Android changes, the inclusion of an online portion is appealing - plus, I bet some of the example apps could provide a nice starting point for a few simple games for my toddler to enjoy, with less work.

  • Scriptiz

    I'd love to have the "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" book to practice myself :)

    Thanks a lot.

  • Salvador Medina

    I'd pick Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach. I think this book focuses more in the keys for developing a successfull application, instead of simply writting specific code. I'm already good at coding, what I need is more ideas and tips.

  • http://www.cornwall-it.co.uk Grant Phillips-Sewell

    I would like the cookbook so I can get to grips with best practices in Android development, which I can then pass on to the next generation of Android developers: my IT students.

  • Eric Moran

    Android for programmers. I am just starting to look at app building for the local school and this would be very helpful.

  • Hellion

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach - seems better for practice

  • djpaterson

    Hope I'm not too late for the Cookbook. Been thinking about getting into android programing for ages.

  • Krisztian Szabo

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach
    Learning with examples is much better.

  • http://www.torikomix.pl Tori

    I want "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK". It has a longer name, so it must be better.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/103190362847334480920/posts Pingu

    I want 'Android Developer's Cookbook'. I finally am confident enough to start meddling.

  • Piotr

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach
    I prefer looking at examples instead of some hello world code.

  • soumyaranjan kar

    I would prefer the 1st book Building Application with the android SDK. COntent seems more suitable starting point for me

  • gary patrowicz

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK - still working on learning to build apps have some great ideas

  • http://martin.cubeactive.com Martin

    I would love to get the Android Developer's Cookbook for x-mas. Because then I can put it as present under my tree. :D

  • Bala

    I would like to get the Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

  • magdushka

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK - to cook my own apps :)

  • Jade Walker

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach, because I rooted Santa and found out it's actually AndroidPolice.

  • Chris Roby

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK:

    I would love to start learning how to create my own adroid apps for work.

  • Christoph Klante

    This would make a nice present.

  • Matthew Worland

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach time to make that android money

  • http://bionic.tavishandmolly.com Sheldon

    I would like the 'Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach' as I think this would really get me into finally building that game I always wanted too.

  • Graham M

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications please. I'm just starting out, and these fart apps don't program themselves! *blatttttt* HAHAHAHA

  • Julius B

    "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK" since I love that tiny green android which makes me smile everyday while coding. Sometimes it gets depressing though due to struggling with some use case, thus I'd like to have a cookbook for speeding up developing and becoming myself a decent green programmer ;).

  • Matt Evans

    Would love "The Android Developer's Cookbook"!! I haven't wrote code in many, many years... since I was writing BASIC on my Apple IIe, haha. I've been wanting to learn to write Android apps for a while now though, I have some ideas and think it would be a great creative outlet.

  • Ryan

    Android Cookbook: I have a ton of great ideas for apps, but I would like all of the information in one portable place, instead of searching through multiple websites.

  • Randy

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    I think the example programs will help me understand things better.

  • Krish

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach! I have written apps for Windows mobile but could not get started with Android for some reason. This book will help me to get started.

  • http://none Andrew Porter

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK
    I was talking to a buddy last night saying "we really need to learn how to make our own apps, that way we can take the best of everyone and make our own." This book would allow for some basic tips and tools on how to not just become the next big thing, but actually create a solid usable app.

  • Jeff Lange

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    I've been meaning to start wring apps for a while now, and I learn best by example.

  • MF

    The Android Developers Cookbook, because if I can 'cook' toast, I should clearly be able to make a cool Android application.

  • Suhaib

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    Have an App idea and want to execute it, and my brother is into android and I am sure he will like this.

  • Steve L.

    I am hoping that "The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK" Will help me get started in developing apps. Eager to learn.

  • William Autrey

    I'd like "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach". I learn very well by example, and I'm an experienced programmer. I think this book will be very helpful.

  • Bill Chase

    Come on. Let me win something already lol

  • Lou

    I'm a CS student and prospective grad student on break looking to tinker with some new things and I'm very eager in playing around more with Android and "The Android Developer's Cookbook" will do just that.

  • Magus

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    It's time to leave theory behind and start kicking droid ass!

  • Greg

    Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

    I'd like to learn and understand programming for Android.

  • Chris Garcia

    I would like to enter for "The Android Developers Cookbook", as I am dying to learn how to develop for the Android platform! Thanks and hope you all have a great holiday!

  • maxwei

    It's a great addition to my collection lol

  • http://www.freddy1990.net/ Frédéric Hannes

    Personally i'd prefer "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach". 99% of my programming skills were acquired through building applications rather than reading books on programming.

  • http://gplus.to/elpeterson Eric Peterson

    The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK

    I already have the "Learn Android in 24 hours" would love to take my knowledge to the next level as I start taking programming classes again.

  • hennes

    I'd take "Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach" as it seems to provide more sample applications to learn from.

  • Nate

    I would appreciate Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach more because I am still a beginner and therefore would not have much use for the more advanced book yet.