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.

  • cyleo

    Ooh, that sounds interessting

  • Rick

    I find it easier to watch than read.

  • Jonathan

    Entering my name.

  • Jared Stevenson

    Need Videos. Never enough free time. ;)

  • https://plus.google.com/106900952711382808449/posts Pat

    They look like great videos. I'd use these to create games. I'd also try to create apps to improve the health care system.

  • Travis Hannon

    Me please! Thanks

  • Glenn Casey

    Wow this looks great - I would love to win this

  • Troy

    The Keys to bringing about World Peace.

  • Gerson Noboa

    Wooo I hope I can win one of these copies :)

  • Jon

    I would love to learn to develop, and a picture is worth a thousand words, so a video would be exponentially better!

  • David Jones

    This is an amazing competition! I would love these videos.

  • Bailey Sandlin

    Finally I can learn to write without the mundane task of reading. I just want to learn some more coding and this would be awesome if I get it I will be making a couple of widgets, now I just need to win this and the Android Pro 4 giveaway aand I am set

  • Nathan

    So many great ideas brewing in this noggin'. I'm already setup to develop, I just need a kick start.

  • Joost

    Interesting! Let's see if I have some luck this time around.

  • Curious Developer

    Oooo! ooo! oo! Pick me! Pick me!

    • Curious Developer

      Please. I was so excited, I hit enter too soon.

  • Eric

    This is just what I have been looking for...Please please pick me!!

  • Mark

    Would love to get it :)

  • Pat

    I'd love to learn to make my perfect car app !!

  • Justin

    This is exactly what i need. I've tried reading bit it doesn't quit work for me. I work with team ERA on the original epic Roms but would love to expand my knowledge base and this is an amazing way to do that.

  • Alex Kibler

    This'd be really cool

  • Luis

    I would to have those videos!!!

  • fabscr

    I'd love to win those videos!

  • Gary Patrowicz

    been stuck with a couple of apps i have been working on could use all the help i can get

  • Benjamin baruk

    Please pick me.

  • Alan Mimms

    Ohh! Great! That sounds really useful and interesting!

  • lilcdroid

    This is a great tool to assist those that are more hands toe of people. Kudos to informIT for making this available.

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    In such times its good to have other skills to fall back on. I so very much need this!

  • Adam

    Would love to have these. Would help with the self-teaching process.

  • Rick

    Great idea! I like the idea of videos over books for stuff like this.

  • Jura

    Oh I want this so bad!

  • UrbanEggman

    Oh man I have a great idea too! This would be perfect.

  • Warren J. Meyer

    Ooh, I would love these!

  • Miguel

    Might be the push I need to put some ideas into practice!

  • Ryan

    I'd definitely would want one.

  • jeff donuts

    Pick me I need this

  • Lindsay

    Ohh, yes, please! :)

  • Brian

    I would LOVE to get this! :)

  • Rob Potts

    sounds like a pretty good way to learn something useful!


    its taking me ages to read through the Android book. I always seem to tired to read. A Video would make it soo much easier.

  • http://[email protected] LTH

    great idea, please choose me !

  • Tuan

    For all the developer in the world, good luck

  • David

    ME ME ME!

  • Mario Lo

    The more you know!

  • Noel

    This might be just what I need to finally get going.

  • Jh

    This is awesome :)

  • Kirkland

    I would love this to be able to help me start developing something useful for Android!

  • Gray

    I'm so tired of new apps being released everyday that aren't optimized for Android 4.0 (for my phone and Xoom). I would love an opportunity to learn from the best and do my part for the android community.

  • MrCheeks

    Sure why not, I just hope I'll be able to take it in.

  • http://www.xboxmp.com Dustin DeFoe

    I would so love to have access to these.

  • Anton

    sounds awesome, I would love this.

  • http://mexedavian.yolasite.com Noah F.

    I would really like this because I would like to develop with Unity, except I don't know coding. This would be awesome if I could win. Thanks.

  • alex

    hope i get these!!!

  • lucek_86

    Would be nice to have this great possibility to expand :-)

  • Manuel Romano

    Great giveway! I want to learn android!

  • Tehron Oliver

    Count me in for the drawing.

  • http://www.cellouts.net Kyron John

    I'm with it. Sign me up!

  • MJ

    I have been wanting to learn Android development for some time now and have entered every book giveaway on Android Police. A series of video tutorials is a great idea...

  • Steve

    oh please please please please!

    Would LOVE to have this!!

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  • Kree

    shut up and take my mon....oh wait its free....VERY NICE!!!!

  • DT

    I want it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Sven

    Seems cool! I always wanted to learn it, but i just cant motivate myself...

  • Michael Cassidy

    yes please, i would be eternally grateful, we all know android is the future and i want to be a part of it ;)

  • http://www.th3sh4k4.blogspot.com German Pimentel

    Once again, nice move, nice video lessons

  • Christopher

    Sounds great, would love this.

  • DWR

    Would love to get this series. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • hyperbolic

    This giveaway will make my android syntax skills easier! :D

  • Scriptiz

    Sounds great, I hope to get theses videos :)

  • SChen

    Great. Really like to get one.

  • http://soundcloud.com/westage Westage

    I would love to lern how to develop proper android apps!

  • Steve

    oops.. that Android ascii didn't work out too well.

  • Keith

    Wouldn't mind watching these...

  • Mike Person

    Dude, where's my Android App Development Fundamentals LiveLessons?!?

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

    I would like to learn how to code for Android!

  • John

    I'd love to get in on the action.

  • Rafael Arredondo

    This sounds interesting! Do want!

  • Radu

    Can help users, along with AppInventor, develop apps for Android

  • Christian Barbosa

    I'd love to be a winner!

  • Matt

    Vids for the win!

  • edgar amaya

    awesome, videos are easier to learn from than books

  • anthony lim

    Cool, I want!!!

  • aniruddha

    it'd be really awesome to hav. for many months i hav been trying to learn android app development. hope i'll win :-) this vids can defiantly help me. thx androidpolice for this giveaway.

  • anthony lim

    Cool, I want!!! Thanks

  • SQurel23

    This would be AMAZING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Fooflam Fooflam

    I need to learn some new skills. Why not app-making for Android? It would be pretty awesome to have my son play a game on his Streak and say his daddy made it. :)

  • Laurentiu Amagdei

    I would like to learn how to develop for android.

  • Felix

    Awesome! Count me in!

  • Mohammed

    Wow this looks great - I would love to win this

  • Ryan

    This would be great!

  • Sachidananda Singh

    Good to hear this.

  • David

    Sweet, would be nice!

  • http://www.cobbcomp.com/ Ricky Cobb III

    This sounds like a great way to learn!

  • David

    Yes yes...i need this!

  • Ken aka OMJ

    Sweet, very nice giveaway!

  • whatsinaname

    Learning new things is always awesome, bring it on!

  • Ben

    Do want! I've really wanted to try android dev and books just don't work the same as videos and live lessons for me

  • Stephen

    Very Cool, I'd love to win those videos!

  • Teo Chye Huat

    Nice! Maybe good time to do some programming again.

  • Ken Xia

    I'd love to win these LiveLessons. I'm ready to learn.

  • Enoch

    I want to win! I could definitely use this.

  • Ram M Marpaka

    Love to download these videos.....

  • Chris

    Comming from a person without a lot of money winning this would be amazing for me

  • Jason Taylor

    This is awesome! Videos are more helpful to me than reading a book. I'm a visual learner.

  • Thomas Nord

    I would love to check these out!

  • Anthony

    Finally!I have been waiting for something like this for a while now! Hope I'm one of the lucky 10.

  • xploited

    No seriously guys. I MUST get a copy of this. I am learning android development right now and severely lack a good quality video course. :(

  • Cody

    Sounds awesome. Signing up!

  • LuminaireWolf

    Been waiting for something like this. Hope I get it

  • James

    Getting my name in the draw!

  • Dion

    I am unemployed mabey this will help me.

  • Pamela Davenport

    My employer would appreciate this-but, not as much as I would!

  • http://415designs.com Tom Calisti

    I lost my reading glasses ...this sounds perfect ! :)

  • figa

    Would be nice to have this.

  • Chris Taylor

    Been wanting to expand my knowledge of developing. This would be the perfect compliment since I am definitely a better visual learner. Here's to hoping.

  • Andrew

    Not much competition, better odds than my California lotto ticket!

  • Adrian

    i'd love to see these videos!


    Sounds great to me!

  • Sam Monty

    Video demos/presentations are always better than reading books...At least that's what I think.

  • Joel

    Way better than just reading the book.

  • Aleksandar

    Great videos, I would love this.

  • Dennis Heffernan

    Throwing my hat in the ring.

  • Corben

    i just wanna make one (not so simple) game, is that too much to ask.

  • Kuroshima

    Hey, that sounds very good! Might give them a look if I don't win this contest (and my chances are slim anyway)

  • Ahmad Alsaleh

    This is awesome, it will give me the push I need to start developing for android.

  • BoatDrinks74

    Wonderful contest.

  • timbck2

    I could definitely use this!

  • G4N0N

    I want to win this ... i more educational and interesting

  • Tobey Cook

    Very interesting. I'd love these!

  • http://firegolddesign.com Joshua

    Anything that gives me new information on developing is good. Sign me up for hoping to win one!

  • Jonathan Roy

    I have been thinking about moving into Android app development from my current Web development

  • http://www.jgmsoftware.co.uk JGMS

    That would be brilliant, definitely a great help for a budding developer!

  • Jei

    damn... never seen so many replies to an article here, but of course i would love to get one of those codes, sign me up!!!!

  • http://www.craftbeerculture.com Philippe

    This sounds like a great opportunity to learn!

  • MrBlack

    Dirty little secret: there's another Android learning series whose videos are posted online for free (without pirating).

  • Mitchell

    I was actually just looking at buying this last week. I'd be really grateful if I won, seeing how it would save me a lot of money I don't have.

  • Tommy

    Please let me win!!!

  • Larry

    This sounds really good! Thanks for the contest!

  • y2kdread

    This would be great! I have been wanting all the help learning to program for android I can get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zestysniper01 Grant Holden

    this would definitely be a nice thing to have. i'm ready!!

  • http://syokstore.com farid

    yeah,now anybody around the globe can win this ! ..

  • Daniel Milner

    I have several ideas that I'd love to turn in to apps!

  • Dustinn Valdez

    Hook me up! Thanks!

  • Stephen Sharp

    Y u no giv me LiveLessons??

  • Andrew Z

    These videos would be extremely helpful in getting my development off the ground!! will look into them regardless!

  • Stacy

    Wow, great contest guys! Now lets hope I get luck so I can put this creativity to work! Trying to teach myself has proven to be uninformative :-P

  • Tim

    I learn more from videos then I do a book. I hope I win this! Go Android Police!!

  • I wanna code for android!!

    This would make my year!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Google-Student-Ambassador-at-AUD/233667320019484?bookmark_t=page Saif

    Sweeeet! I can't wait to develop for android!

  • droider

    Nice giveaway. Count me in

  • John K.

    Hoping to win the giveaway!

  • Jamie Moore

    NICE! This would be the best give away yet.