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.

  • Orrett Douglas

    Maybe I could stop getting side tracked and learn something for once and actually contribute.

  • Sasa

    oooooo.. gimme gimme!!

  • docW


    Love the site.

  • Ken Morrison

    Oh it would be great to learn using the videos.

  • Jaime P

    Sounds good to me.

  • Luqman

    Nice. I am bad at reading things so i really need this. Hope i win one. Currently only 2 semesters away from graduating and i want to use my java knowledge in android.

  • Souvik

    awesome... I have been looking for something like this.. I never liked learning stuff from books. I use the books more as a reference tool. Youtube videos go only so far.

  • Windler

    Would be great to win.. coding books are boring

  • Harsh Aggarwal

    this is awesome. i like such giveaways @AP.

  • http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=6 Ryan

    For the mighty fine price of FREE thenewboston has an android development tutorial video series on their site. Covers the same information as described in this post over 200 youtube videos.
    probably not quite as professional production, but it's a good primer to see if you really want to do it before you start shelling out cash.

  • João Miranda

    nice stuff, would be great to learn

  • L. Hampton

    I'd like this.

  • Nathaniel Webb

    I have several great ideas but I don't have the knowledge to make them work. I'd love this!

  • Hussain Al-Khalaf

    I would love to have this !!

  • Widget21

    I prefer videos to books when it comes to learning new skills...And I can learn on trains, buses, ...bikes...no just made that up :-)

  • http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=6 Ryan

    For the mighty fine price of FREE thenewboston has an android development tutorial video series on their site. Covers the same information as described in this post over 200 youtube videos.
    probably not quite as professional production, but it's a good primer to see if you really want to do it before you start shelling out cash.

  • Coy L

    I like a video lesson better anyway! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Andrey Ogrodnik

    That one is mine

  • 19Kilo

    Looks like some good stuff. Good luck all!

  • Bora Aymete

    Thanks for the opportunity. I bet whoever wins, will make the best of it.

  • PogoWolf

    Sweet! Been toying with some App ideas

  • Kumar

    Going through a book is boring, watching somebody explain is more engaging. I hope I get one.

  • Justin

    I'm hoping I win, I have a few friends who are going to do most of the heavy lifting on an app project this summer, but I would like to help with more than just the logic (I only know C++).

  • pwave

    i hope i win !!!

  • Jason

    I've been looking for other ways besides books to learn more. This would be great!

  • http://www.markgillespie.co.uk Mark G

    Ohh, yes please. Would love this!!

  • Jordan Coleman

    I would love to learn how to create apps!
    I have lots of great ideas.

  • Kevin K

    Can't even describe how badly I would love this. Very generous

  • Ninoslav Buđak

    Here's another potential Android programmer... :)

  • Brian

    Count me in. Thanks for all of the awesome giveaways

  • Stuart E

    Bootiful! Hook me up!

  • John Lee

    Let me win this please! What an amazing opportunity!

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=n3.android.free.ConvertAnything&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm4zLmFuZHJvaWQuZnJlZS5Db252ZXJ0QW55dGhpbmciXQ.. Jac

    Yes, please. That'd be awesome :)

  • Florin Virdol

    Awesome, can't wait to win this good stuff!

  • John Lee

    This would be an excellent opportunity! Please let me win!

  • Bill

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Ari

    Great opportunity! Thank you!

  • Kyle ree

    I'd love this!

  • aj34

    Great prize! Hope I win!

  • JR

    Awesome!!! Not really lucky in winning things, but I soooo want this!

  • GraveUypo

    this would save me a lot of time jumping into android developing :) so here goes nothing

  • Brian Zable

    I would really like to win this!

  • Podycust

    sounds awesome!! :)

  • Ti.

    sounds good
    count me in

  • Randy C

    Finally I can get into Android developing

  • Momentai

    Hmm... Leave my email here. Potentially get videos... Sounds like a good deal... Nothing would ever go wrong.

  • JamesRamone

    Would be nice to get these :)

  • A.C.

    It'd be interesting to learn how they teach it. The more you see, the more you know!

  • Anthony

    Sweet deal! Even if I don't get a code might look into this anyways

  • http://mennia.net Mads Nielsen

    I've been wanting to get started with android development for quite some time. This might be the ticket!

  • Maulik

    Just started with android app development.This series wull of great use since I'm too lazy to read books.I always prefer videos ;)

  • http://www.about.me/mak Mak

    Wanna try to learn this way but I got no chance to try.

  • Rob

    Please & thank you.

  • Marius

    I never won anything :-) I hope I will win this one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SamarthRajeev Samarth Rajeev

    Cmon! One for me!

  • George

    Looking to redevelop an old WinMo app to Android for my company, this would help out.

  • Glen W

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks so much!

  • Susie Buckley

    I've been trying to develop for android but as a visual learner who loves movies as well, this is the perfect opportunity to really "get it." PLEASE pick me.

  • PowersUSA

    Nice to learn such videos exist.

  • Greg

    Sounds very interesting! Learning Android programming has been on my todo list for a while.

  • Robert mcManus

    I need this to speed up my development of several nursing apps customized to the VA system; I will use this as a gateway to full-time application development in the same field.

  • http://theandroidgeek.net Phil Vignola

    I used the JavaScript LiveLessons and they were great I'm sure the Android lessons are just as good.

  • Jeff

    Bought the book... NEED the video.. things would progress much faster for me..

  • Joe

    oh I would love some videos for help with a current project im working on!


  • Leroy

    I'm looking forward in winning this prize. I'm unemployed and wish I can get into another job. I really like the android and my TB. I've learn so much on my own about this OS. My phone is still stock and under warranty. Please, Please, Please....Android Police is the greatest news resource for everything.

  • Alex RO

    Would love to get to know how to create apps

  • Martin Rajniak

    It could be fun

  • João Duarte

    I would love to get a code :D

  • Aaron

    I'm still using thenewboston tutorials, but these would be very useful, not to mention more recent.

  • Colm

    Awesome way to learn android development.

  • kerjani

    Happy to see that AP supports the developers with these giveaways :)

  • Davor


  • wolex

    This is a really great idea especially for beginners like me who would like to develop their skills. Would be a real great prize to win :D

  • Mike D

    This would be the perfect incentive for me to finally learn more about app development.

  • http://www.brusella.com.ar Gonzalo

    Perfect for my intro to Android development.

  • Ron D

    Got win this so I can start writing apps!

  • andrew ruffolo

    I like books, but actual lectures would probably be better.

  • Kurt Liget

    Ok, I'm in. I never win your book giveaways, maybe I'll win this.

  • http://coinoperatedbear.wordpress.com Steven James

    Oh this would be wonderful! As I've discovered with Illustrator, I learn best with videos :D

  • Brandon

    I'd love to start making Apps for Android!

  • Varun Singh

    I desperately need those lessons to make apps and to show people in my country (specially my parents) that technology is way ahead than what they think it is...
    because all people here in my country totally hate technology like smartphones and I just want to change their minds forever and introduce them to the present and forget about the past...

  • Luly

    Pick me please! XD

  • Andres

    Dont know how to read. I really need it. Lol

  • David Katherman

    I really dig giveaways like this. Good luck to me!

  • Matt A.

    Great way to learn.

  • Damiown

    Maybe ths will save me time and help me develop :)

  • JustReboot

    I've always wanted to do this. The article describes it perfectly - who reads books anymore :)

    Please choose me...

  • http://www.superherocamp.com Joe Juvland

    This would be an awesome course to take this summer while I'm teaching kids about Superheroes!

  • Future Dev

    Would be really nice, hope i get it!

  • Vitaliy

    I love books, but videos are better!

  • Hareef

    I have been trying all ways possible to learn developing android app and this video is going to be a sure helper.

  • Abhishek

    Awesome! M hooked!! :)

  • ralphwiggum1

    Interesting. Would be nice to go through the videos.

  • Anthony Glyadchenko

    I'm getting a job doing in Android development. I really need this series.

  • Joshua Garrison

    Oh boy! Finally something for me as a visual learner! Please pick me!

  • mario fischer

    Cool idea and an interesting giveaway.

  • john Shillinglaw

    I guess I'm an old programmer- I prefer reading, but if I win, ill give videos a try. Always looking for new ways to learn on the go.

  • jinxygrrl

    I also would appreciate a "hands-on" teaching approach. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://Google.com irishgreen

    Nice!! Would love to grab one of those codes!.

  • Alex

    Sounds a fun way to learn!

  • Tyler

    This sounds like fun

  • http://gplus.to/paterson john

    I'd like this. Since I didn't win any of the books I think my luck is changing this time.

  • Paul Brewer

    This would be awesome to have. I've tried the books and have had little success at best. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Xema

    Wow! That would be great!

  • Equis

    Been trying to learn how to.

  • http://stlracing.com Mikey D

    I would love to be able to use these videos to build applications to extend my user base on my website!

  • Ishkatar

    Sounds very interesting!! Would love to be able to finally get into Android!

  • http://about.com/pinter Mike Pinter

    I've been out of programming for a while, and a more interactive online tutorial would serve me better than just a book. I'd really appreciate this.

  • nfkraemer

    I like to listen to books while reading the book. More input = more retention.

  • http://droidforum.co Carlos D Munoz

    Thanks God AndroidPolice exists!!!!
    I need it, Colombia needs it ....
    Hoping for one of the codes!!

  • http://samsung-updates.com Adam

    yea! Bring it on :) i need one!

  • Graham S

    This would be super awesome. I want to learn :-)

  • RavT

    Wow, learning without reading, awesome, building app examples in the process is even better, now I have no excuse :-D

  • flaviu

    android development it's not that easy to learn even for a programmer.. so this is a great oportunity to finally learn it!

  • Robby Smet

    Just what i'm looking for! :)

  • stephane B

    Exactly what Im looking for !

  • David

    That is awesome

  • Cody

    That sounds like an awesome way to learn how to program!

  • David

    Really want to learn to develop. I have a couple ideas that should be pretty good apps.

  • ary

    it would be very interesting to watch

  • http://none scott benson

    Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me PLEASE

  • http://gragib.com G Ragib

    OMG! Me wants this!!!!!111one

  • MrManiacNF

    Please pick me this time, I have an awsome idea for an app and it's too good to tell anyone else because it will be a seller.

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Aaron

    Sweet honey-glazed Jeebus. It's like TV, but for Android development tutorials? SIGN ME UP!

  • Avery

    Would love it, checked out the Boston YouTube videos but an actual lesson would be amazing

  • Patricio16

    Hopefully this will help me stop being lazy about learning android

  • Arjun Y

    I've started learning java with the intention of making android apps, hopefully I win!

  • Aaron Newman

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Georg

    Please let me win :-)

  • http://facebook.com/raduta.bogdan Răduţă Bogdan Alexandru

    Definitely interested in learning Android, thank you for the never ending possibilities!

  • vanw0001

    Love the site! Thanks!

  • Patrick H.

    This would be great!

  • Greyhame

    Wow, thanks for the great opportunity Android Police!! This site just continues to impress. I would love to be able to contribute to the community that has already contributed so much to me.

  • tdweng

    I wouldn't mind getting some nice tutorial vids on how to build an app. I write applications all day in .NET would love to branch out further.

  • xemino

    not sure if my previous post went through, but i really would like to win :)

  • Jon

    This sounds pretty interesting. I'll give it a shot.

  • Luis Morice


  • cgs

    yes please! :)

  • steve825

    Put me down for 1, please.

  • dorwan

    Sounds quite interresting, I sure would like to see them.

  • Bryan Baker

    Sign me up. Thanks to informIT for the series and the giveaway.


    Man, I would love this!

  • CMcDonald

    Sign me up! Thanks AndroidPolice!

  • Phillip

    My kind of way to learn. Count me in!

  • Patryk

    Looks awesome, i hope someone with good ideas wins this, and use the learned knowledge to bring some sweet apps to the Play store :D

  • Gino

    In for it! Thanks!

  • Cesar

    I would love to learn how to develop for android

  • Hal Motley

    Would be cool to get a head start in development.

  • xhazyx

    I have awesome ideas for apps... And I wanna contribute to this growing and fantastic Android community. But I have no coding skills past if statements in java, :/

  • Chapmage

    Ooohh... I'd love to win this... =]