2012-03-23 08h41_03
Last Updated: March 31st, 2012

It's no secret that we work with a number of publishers to give away a steady stream of books to aid aspiring developers - after all, if we help developers, the entire Android ecosystem as a whole is enriched. But for some people, simply reading a book isn't the ideal way to learn. It's for these people that informIT has released Android App Development Fundamentals LiveLessons - a series of downloadable videos that are designed to teach Java developers how to build apps for Android.

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
  • wolex
  • Sam Monty
  • Adam Fursdon
  • ahunor
  • marshall
  • schnie
  • Shishir
  • Andy (atpiggy)
  • scott braunworth
  • Adrian

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.

The Videos: Android App Development Fundamentals LiveLessons

The series includes 9 lessons (each lesson is a video), with costs ranging from $4.99 to $9.99 and, excluding the first two introductory videos, generally run for over an hour. Alternatively, the entire series can be purchased for $119.99.

Android Android App Development Fundamentals LiveLessons Part I is for Java developers new to the Android development environment. Each lesson in this LiveLesson shows you how to build one particular app, and each of these apps was carefully designed to introduce you to key Android features and APIs. After watching these video lessons, you will know everything you need to start building Android apps. Your instructor, best-selling author Paul Deitel, begins by showing you how to install the Android software stack and work in the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in. He then walks you through seven fully-functional apps that show you how to build your own world-class Android apps.

The Giveaway

We are once again working with informIT on this giveaway, and they've been gracious enough to offer 10 download codes. That's right: 10 lucky winners will receive a code to download the entire series! As the videos are download-only, this contest is open to everyone in the world. To enter, simply leave a comment below, and be sure to use a valid email address in the email field of your comment so that we can contact the winners. The contest is open from now until Monday, March 26 at 11:59PM PST.

So what are you waiting for? Head down to the comments and get your name in!

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.

  • Erik Naesstrom

    Oh yes, always wanted to learn how to make that perfect android app I've been missing in my phone...

    • gmen78

      Throw my name in the hat! Time to cash in on the 99cent app craze

  • Jesse Coddington

    WOW!!! Since it'd take me about a year to read a book these would be great

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    Ooh, definitely want that. It'll make learning how to develop for Android easier on me.

  • Bojan Bunic

    Left a comment.

  • http://theswirling.com Tony G

    I need to win wooo

  • http://www.rafaelzanetti.com.br Rafael Zanetti


  • http://happycaffeine.co.uk happycaffeine

    Would love one of the access codes, hope I Win

  • entropic

    This would be absolute heaven to me. I've been entered the book contests only because it was the only way for me to learn... but now I don't even have to read? Thank you so much for these giveaways.. now please let me win this one....

  • Randy Bihlmayer

    I would love to get my hands on some development documentation.

  • Andrei Markovits

    this will be a gift for my sister if i win

  • Gideon

    This sounds pretty boss actually :D

  • Aaron E

    Definitely want....

  • Andrew Bone

    No harm in entering this

  • mrfiore

    books are for suckers!

  • http://about.me/seanprunka Sean Prunka

    I'll give it a fair shake.

  • http://twitter.com/Zackehh9lives Isaac Whitfield

    This looks pretty awesome, good luck to everyone :)

  • yves

    sounds pretty nice!! :) would be awesome if i will win :)

  • Viktor

    Even though I despise looking at code, this looks like an awesome tradeoff, I'd love to learn how to develop for android!

  • http://www.youtube.com/Nokia7Vista Abdulla Eqab

    Really would like to get this,, :)

  • Richard Néveri

    So I left a comment to have a comment to comment on the giveaway to have a chance and win. Would be great.

  • Jonathan Sanchez

    I would love to win this. For a coming up app developer this would help out a bunch!

  • Paul Silvester

    I have an idea for an app and a game floating around, been struggling with textbooks to get things moving but this would greatly improve things. Enter me in.

  • David B

    This would be ideal as I struggle to get through eBooks.

  • Tom

    Suppose it would make an interesting change from having to read.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/DavidOrti/status/168530823799246848 David

    I'll receive it 4 sure

  • Marion

    I love my Android books but would love to try learning by videos. This is great.

  • http://www.droid-den.com Rachid

    So many ideas!!

  • http://www.codevortex.com Austin Witherspoon

    I want to get this for my learning Android developer uncle.

  • http://twitter.com/fariflux fariflux

    I'd love to watch those videos, I hope I win something. (:

  • Zaher

    Thank u..

    have been waiting a long time for this


    I will leave a comment next time ;-)

  • Rick Morayniss

    Sounds like a great contest. I am a wintel developer who could never get his head around eclipse (so I use Basic4Android). Hopefully watching these videos will make it more understandable.

  • David Baxter

    Would love to win this competition, sounds like a great way to start coding for Android!

  • Will

    I've been working on an app for people in abusive relationships for a month now, and I need to learn more so I can get it running!

    I could REALLY use something like this to do a lot of good for a lot of people

  • Adi-Karta Dasa

    Very interested in this series. I'd love to have the videos as Im a new learning dev. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  • Tom

    Count me in! I could really use this...

  • Shishir

    This will be quite helpful!

  • Srivas

    Been wanting something like this for a long time

  • safwan

    sounds awesome!

  • Gene

    This is great I am a visual learner, sign me up.

  • pi.sure

    Using these lessons I would make the best weather app(to substitute the broken "refresh-me-20-times-to-get-weather" genie widget), and then... THE WORLD

  • Rangan

    This looks snazzy. Count me in

  • Nesat ufuk

    Really interested in this

  • http://sneakily1.com sneakily1

    Very cool, nice of you guys to give this away

  • Quirijn

    I want in! Sounds good :)

  • http://www.roblectech.com Jean

    I want to learn more

  • Timothy Catibog

    I would love to see these videos!

  • http://www.mobiletechview.com Johnd09

    This would go great with my java class next semester.

  • Anup

    I want to be one of the lucky winners !

  • http://www.scottswebs.net Scott

    I'm so anxious to learn Android Development but I have have terrible reading comprehension!! This would be PERFECT for me!

  • http://schoonsplace.blogspot.com Bill Schoonmaker

    I NEED This (Doesn't everyone here?) I have the perfect idea for an award winning Android App!

  • John Barnard

    Another great competition.

  • Loong

    I've always been an app user which provide feedback and report back to the developers. This will be the perfect opportunity for me to become a developer and inspire new user as I have.

  • Joe

    Pick me! I definitely don't write comments that are too short! ;-)

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/111308973541445298189/posts Lenin Vera

    Being a hands on learner this truly appeals to many wanting to learn. Good Luck Everyone!

  • r1cky

    Awesome!!! I'm in!!

  • Subin

    I have the Android an app development approach, Dietel series, would be awesome to have the the corresponding livelessons would be perfect

  • Christian

    Always wanted to learn how to build apps for the perfect OS... i am in...

  • KHROME246

    Oh nice, this would be awesome to own.

  • DanielS

    I definately could use some help..

  • Andrew Hochmuth

    I have been trying to use books, but that's not working to well. These videos would be great.

  • http://esausilva.com Esau Silva

    Awesome! I wanna be an Android developer and this series wil get me started :)

  • Zaklin

    Awesome giweaway, as usual ap!

  • schnie


  • Marcantony Luciani

    I would love to broaden my horizons i have always bought into the dev phones and now with my touchpad it would be great to see if i can wrap my head around the code.

  • http://www.slammedspokes.co.uk Sebastian Patrick

    it would be awesome if I win this competition, i have game ideas that haven't but put into action due to the lack of knowledge with java & android programming languages. I'd love to repay the community, as they gave us programs i use every day.

  • Sven

    I'm in for this one; thanks.

  • Matt B

    Hook me up, I would love this!!

  • Leif

    Sounds very promising.

  • Omar

    This should be pretty interesting. Always wanted to know how to do this.

  • Hogreb

    I LIKE (and want)

  • salmubarak

    Sounds Awesome!

  • Roger

    i want those!!!i want those!!!"

  • lancasterv3

    this would be the chance I am looking for! I have tried the books but they are so dry and lack interaction so my attempts to learn are less than stellar. These sessions would help so many people learn this great OS and help them "myself included" contribute to the greatest community ever..... Android , good luck everybody :-)

  • Keyan X

    Yay another development contest, I hope to win this one so I can finally kick my development off on the right foot

  • Dan K

    Perfect timing, I've just started to learn Android development!

  • Josh Fokis

    I wish I could win this would be great!

  • Jim

    Thanks for the chance to win the videos.

  • Dave

    would really love learn how to develop for my favorite platform. i love android :) :) :)

  • Adrak

    I'd like it. Thank's for the opportunity!

  • eric

    Do it, Aaron. ;)

  • Randall

    I want one!! Thanks!

  • Mario

    this videos i want
    then noone can rant
    that i make apps can't!


  • Hemanthnarayanan

    Thanks in advance :)

  • Justin

    I'm a visual learner so this will be great for me!

  • Erko

    Interesting to learn

  • DesiThug

    Always hated books.. this is amaizing deal.. :)

  • Remeez

    Please, I would really love to have video tutorials. This would speed up my learning curve so much.

  • Michael McEntire

    Could really use this.

  • Kris Linville

    Well, here's hopin' to get my Android Dev on.

    Drop my name in the hat, please!

  • Tim Dowker

    I'd love to when this! The books I have so far aren't really doing it for me.

  • http://bioserge.com wolfkabal

    Toss my name into the hat for this one please!

  • Aishah

    Being an IT student and exposed to many gadgets available in the world , winning this would definitely be a great help for me as a student because I can learn android on the go and the knowledge gained can be applied during school projects too ! I would love to win this please (:

  • Kedar Deore

    Hope I get lucky this time

  • marshall

    And I just bought my first Android book yesterday. Lol oh well

  • Andre

    Love this. Hope I'm one of the lucky ones.

  • mago

    most relevant comment ever!

  • Eduardo

    I am a Java developer and wants to dive into Android world! I need those videos!

    Thanks Guys!

  • Arn

    From prior experience I learn faster with multimedia content like like this. I think it's a great way to get the full picture and then supplement it with a reference guide and some elbow grease :)

  • Joshua Levin

    I'd like that please

  • http://nil Ants

    Sounds like I need to break through and begin developing right away. Do it! Please! I am ready to go.

  • Clint P

    I love Android. Can't wait to get in to Android development as well.

  • Paul Marvin

    "Right a comment"

  • Teovald

    let's give it a try.

  • chants92

    Been trying to make it through a book but a video series would make it much faster and enjoyable.

  • Mircea Marin

    I just recently started learning how to develop for Android and I am really enjoying it. Would be great if I got some more learning materials!

  • rania labib

    I really want them.

  • Josh Ortiz

    This would be quite helpful for learning Android.

  • Josh Phillips

    Yes please, i've got a few apps i'd love to make - Android only ones! ;)

  • Anand

    This time it's mine... pretty please :)

  • http://razvan.nl Razvan

    I wanted to learn since 2 years ago how to make apps. And i think this is my chance.

  • Richard Michael

    Have been thinking of creating info apps for awhile but didn't know where to start. Would love this series!

  • Gordon

    I really want it!

  • http://www.scsoftdesign.com sc3764

    This works for me.

  • http://t.co/VOyoBTC Ed

    I want to learn to develop for android. I hope I win!!!!!

  • pajjap

    I hope I win this... Been wanting to develop for android... :D

  • Nicole

    I've been working on Android development from a book for awhile now. I'd like to get in on the action, but it's taking forever.

  • JB

    This would be a wonderful way to better my job opportunities and show them the mobile possibilities!

  • Dre Pope

    I simply want to develop for Android in general..........always have! I really need this....

  • Jeffery Keel

    Please let me win :D

  • audienceof1

    The best way to Learn! watch and then do!!! I am in!

  • Mace

    Just what I need to get me over the hump!!

  • raghotham s

    I want it! was searching for something like this!

  • Chad

    Been wanting to learn how to develop apps for Android and this would be a lot better then reading a book so pick me. Thanks.

  • http://thenotegalaxy.com Steve Dietrich

    Development begins this weekend so some tutorials will help... tx.

  • cole

    very cool....I never learned how to read....

  • Ronny

    Oh PLEASE, let it be me.
    I can't stand reading books, but CBTs work so well for me, and I'd love to start DEVing again!


  • http://facebook.com/HearthCore Timo Götzken

    Hell, this would probably be the final Q for me to get my head around Programming for Android <3

    Someone in for a treat? <3

  • Jim

    These would be great to have.

  • Malcolm Lim

    Please let me win :)

  • Frederic Müller

    This sounds really helpfull.

  • Mark Layton

    Making my mark....

  • http://jwescampbell.com Wes

    Looking into iOS development as well as Android. I hope this has some good lessons if I get it.

  • Rick T

    I WANT A CODE!!!!!!

  • Jon

    These videos are a really great idea!!! I hadn't even thought about looking to see if there were videos until I saw this post.

    Hope I win.

  • Iron Victory

    I'm the coolest... let me win!

  • Zach B

    This would be much nicer than learning from a book.

  • Jean-Francois Messier

    I wanted to develop for Android for a while now. Although I'm a little rusty in programming, this si something that I loved to do.

  • Murtaza

    Another contest, another try to win something awesome related to android for free.

  • baljinder singh

    This will be a great start to app development

  • baljinder singh

    This will be a great start to app development.

  • Johnathan

    The books never really did help me so the books would be oh so very much appreciated. I'll remember to give credit when I blow up in the market =D.

  • kravvelocity

    reading puts me to sleep!!

  • Giorgio Aresu

    This is a good idea! =)

  • Makasu Baag

    Bipolar Epic Winning!

  • CP

    Another giveaway? Heck yeah. This sounds awesome. Fingers crossed!

  • Charles

    I need it as well. Please add me in.

  • Matt

    I'm definitely not the book-learner type, haha.

  • Motjida


    Finally a giveaway that I, being Non US, can take part in.

    Those videos represent serious swag. Gimme! \o/

  • jeronp

    Please pick me. I need to learn Android dev skills.