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.

  • Andrew

    This would be perfect for my software major lol

  • Michael Reiser

    MEEEE!!!! Oh please Oh please Oh please

  • Alex

    Awesome! Than AP!

  • Barnett Hsu

    It would be so cool if I could win this. Maybe I would then finally make my first Android app and have it listed in the Google Play Store....

  • John

    I'd love to win this, it'd make my day.

  • Dan

    Talk about short cuts!

  • seekler

    Count me in, i'd love to win!

  • Willy

    Thats exactly what i need, i really want to develop some Android Apps but books are not my way to learn.

  • Amar

    Thanks for continually supporting the community and app development. Appreciated.

  • Matt

    would be great to learn

  • LayZee

    I'm open to new learning methods :)

  • MersauX

    Wow, it would be so cool to win this and learn about Android development.

  • Chris W

    This would be nothing short of amazing to have and I cant wait to check this out.

  • http://justreboot.wordpress.com deidein

    Getting this would give me a real reason to try to learn java. >.<

  • manny

    This is perfect , im trying a book right now and it gets boring sometimes, i hope this will be the solution to my problems!!

  • http://www.fookops.com Bob H

    Count me in! Would be great to have another resource for app dev.

  • Jakub Chromiak

    Love to learn Android!

  • https://plus.google.com/116261764346847979451 Matt I

    I have many ideas that I want to implement on android and this series will give me the first stepping stone to learn how to develop for android.

  • Jack

    Incredible! Thanks AP!

  • Stanislav

    Nice giveaway, can be useful to some ppl over here

  • ins0mn1a

    i like books, but i really wouldn't mind some video tutorials as an addition!

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    Just a bit curious, what happened to the contest widget that was in use a few weeks ago?

  • Tim

    This is my entry. I'm interested in these lessons.

  • Disko Chuk

    Getting this would give me a real reason to try to learn java

  • http://timfreeland.com Tim Freeland

    Me Me Me...oh oh!!!

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    This would rock

  • http://kymnradio.net Terri Lindgren

    I'd love this. Please pick me!

  • Saurav Pokharel

    Wow! I would love to win this.

  • Eric

    Im too hardheaded to learn without this, please pick me!

  • Zach

    I'm a semi recent computer science grad (2 years ago) with a pretty good working knowledge of Java and a small bit of Android tinkering experience (9 patch and simple framework image theming, etc). Unfortunately I am still without a job in my field and REALLY want to learn to program for Android - for fun, possibly for some additional income, and hopefully a huge resume boost to land a career. I've been trying to get some basic background knowledge from the Android developers reference material but it's very hard to follow along without any real direction or sample programs, etc. I would LOVE to win this for so many reasons!!!

  • jeff strack

    Would love to win.

  • Alex Dupree

    More education is a good thing.

  • Jaz

    I would love this.

  • http://www.christianjoaquin.net Christian

    Started learning Android development. This would definitely speed things up for me!

  • rd

    I kept trying on the books, maybe I can win video lessons..

  • http://ktsoftware.net Jeremy Leesmann

    This would be so cool to have, since Android development is the one thing I am really wanting to learn now.

  • Thom Schröder

    Sounds really good. Seeing it right in action sounds awesome and a good and quick way to learn I think!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com sac23

    really struggling to learn app development and java i know this will help me !! counting on this thanks

  • Marco

    Wow awesome giveaway

  • Adrian

    Sounds sweet, count me in!

  • Patrick Mahoney

    This would go nicely with the book haha

  • Nick Hull

    I want one, please!

  • Al McDowall

    Another great giveaway from AndroidPolice, I'd love a chance of winning it!

  • Dan

    Boom! lets do this!

  • Eric

    Looks like a cool program.

  • http://bitmonkeygames.com Jake Foster

    Android FTW ! I hope I win !

  • Abubacker Malik

    I will love this. Please pick me!

  • Elden W

    I want to win. awesome prize for learning android

  • Tony

    Awesome, love to add Android to my Linux related classes I teach

  • refnil

    Wow, that really seem like an incredible price!

  • Andrew Lam

    Me me me please! I promise I'll do great things!

  • Drew

    Would love to add Android Development to my set of development skills.

  • leo

    that would be a great..books are good but video tutorials are even better :D

  • Jeremy

    Pretty please! Lol

  • SilverSfr

    This would be an awesome win!

  • TechBroker

    That will be very usefull to me

  • Robert

    Awesome! I want to win a download code!

  • Pieter Roelofse

    Jedi mind trick: You want to give me the code.

  • Elimentals

    This is exactly what I need to help me code Android Applications, just finished Java course last year.

  • Andy

    this wold be really useful for teaching people in my school club

  • Hensen Lizar

    I hope I win it. I'm software engineering student and currently in last semester. my final project is developing android app. so far I have android developing for dummies but it won't hurt to have extra reference. library of my university don't have books for android yet.

  • van

    good luck all!!!

  • B47741

    Android Development lessons for free, yes... that would bring my scills into next level.

  • http://alik alik

    Wow great! I am VERY interested to get the lessons

  • scott braunworth

    Ive been wanting to put together some ideas of apps that ive been thinking about, and this would totally help me! Thanks guys for the chance!

  • Alejandro Yepes Serrano

    I want! I want to be programer! please

  • Ming

    One of ten winners?

  • http://yettocreateone Ravindra Singh Gaur

    This will act like a guiding star for me, showing me the path of making my own identity on Google Play.

  • Chris

    Couldn't think of a better way to broaden ones android development skills. I would love to win this.

  • Kristalghost

    I'd love to win the tutorials as I want to start in android development. I'm an IT student and I'm looking for some good information to start with android

  • Ryan

    Wow That's Great.... I hope I could win this so I could speed up my learning on building android apps...Android FTW!!

  • http://www.designfuture.it Emanuele Ricci

    It will be awesome to win this contest!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/zacinator Zacinator

    This would be the best thing that could happen to me right now! Pick me!!

  • Szalo Cristina

    I'd really enjoy winning!

  • Robbie L.

    I'd love a shot at this too. I was kinda bummed out about not winning the app inventor book giveaway, thanks for offering more opportunities to learn about android. :D

  • Nick

    Count me in, thanks!

  • Jeremy Kane

    I'd love to give Android Development another shot... I'm tired of hearing about how terrible Android is for developers - but I can't argue the point until I give it a solid try.

  • Jonathan Weltback


    Sounds like fun.

  • Michael Nowacki

    Please count me in for the contest.

  • ahunor

    It'd be great to win this.

  • Ahmad Rizal

    what a wonderful way to learn ...

  • Shubham

    I really want one!!!

  • Mickey08

    nice! i want it!

  • pat

    this would seriously rock

  • Javaman

    U are always my best.

  • inter

    Let's give it a try :)

  • Jim p

    Just getting into the development mode. this will help a lot!

  • Ray

    I would love to get some guided direction.

  • Rodolfo Nevarez

    This would give me something to do during my upcoming retirement. Don't want to get bored.

  • Pedro Pina

    coding coding coding coding coding coding... ANDROID!

  • Russell Waterson

    Pretty cool, I'm always up for learning new things

  • cowgaR

    thank you for that, appreciated ;)

  • Andrew LeMasters

    I want it! Free Money basically

  • Hophey

    I would really like to have one!

  • Bilal

    This is a perfect companion to go with my Galaxy Nexus

  • droid1234

    Nice giveaway. Thanks

  • Adam Fursdon

    Exactly what ive been looking for. Pick me !!!

  • Rajeev

    This looks Good and would be nice to win!

  • Brent


  • JohnD

    This would help with the CodecAdemy lessions I'm doing.

  • Tauseef

    The whole series! Great.

  • Nunof

    This would be great!

  • Jacob Hampton

    This would be so ideal for me!

  • Adam Phillips

    I have a very basic app in the play store, but I would love to learn more and video tutorials are brilliant!

  • amr

    hope this givaway includes me ♥

  • Duncan AY

    Oooh! Always willing to learn! I want one!

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/105675055085256313418/posts Sarge

    This looks like what I need

  • steve

    this would rule...

  • Jesse McCall

    Just what I need for my project!

  • james h

    damn this sounds like a sweet deal, would love to add on to my programming skills.

  • Michael

    This is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for.

  • Amit Mittal

    This may just be the nudge I've been looking for to start learning Android development

  • Shaun

    I would love to learn Android and even better with videos!

  • jim cureton

    I like developing from pretty video.

  • http://www.friendzier.com Janitha Karunathilake

    Visual learning! I love learning like this.

  • jason rhodes

    This is exactly what I've been looking for, I've tried various books but I'm more of a audio/visual learner. I hope I win, if not at least I know know what to save my $$ for.

  • Squigly

    They tell me I'm as useless as a stripper with no booty, (My friend I'm inclined to agree 'cos) I suck at Call Of Duty


  • juktmychronic

    Yet another generic comment

  • agazzy

    I'd totally love to learn.

  • TrogdorsArm

    Cool deal. Learning is what we do.

  • Bobby

    This is good stuff!!!!

  • Alejandro

    This looks like a great resource. Thank you!

  • Tix

    Try also this one TO be an android dev man

  • Alex Dupree

    yeppers I want some of this awesome

  • Matthew

    I've been poking my nose into learning to develop Android apps. Awesome opportunity for a free jump start!!

  • aj

    This would be awesome to get me started in android dev

  • Balkrishan Nagpal

    Great opportunity and initiative. Hope my name is selected.

  • Ty

    This would be AWESOME!!!!

  • Leonardo Loures Quirino da Silva

    Wow, this would be a awesome prize for me! Do Want!

  • Bob Dolan

    Videos really make a difference when trying to understand a new concept.

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

    Would help me develop next gen applications into reality!

  • Jamison

    I've played around a bit, but could really use some learning tools - hope I win, I'd really like to get some of my app ideas out there!

  • Kapil Sukhyani

    Great, Great, Great android learning material out there. Love to get access to it.

  • http://www.barcemex.com Antonio

    Winning will be wonderful. Either way I will check their products.

  • stefan e

    would love to get one of those codes, cheers

  • slmusk

    Would love to get one of these.

  • Marcos Amano

    Oh, nice. I want it!

  • Radu

    Instead of a boring movie, this looks promising

  • Fadi Al-Mubarak

    I wanna learn android to build an app that notifies me when Android Police starts a giveaway :D

  • vDroid

    One pass for me, please :)

  • irtechneo

    Cool giveaway hope I get picked

  • Boby

    Wow, skip the book and take lessons on the tablet!

  • SirCharles

    It's about time I do something with this website except read it all the time. Let's make a winner out of me, thanks!

  • David

    great prize, I really want this video collection.

  • mirumirai

    This would be awesome! I've always wanted to develop for android.

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    hotness, would love this

  • Edosan

    Need this to learn !

  • Souvik Kar

    Me confused.. why is it cheaper to buy all the individual lessons($80) instead of the full series($119)?

  • Ashish Bagaddeo

    I have already started development, but need some help. Hope this provides me with what I want.

  • Gary

    Always wanted to develop apps for Android, but never have the time to read up on. Watching video is much easier. I have no excuses now!