Packt Publishing is back again with another new book, and to celebrate, we've teamed up for a giveaway. The book in question is Android 3.0 Animations: Beginners Guide, available now for $41 for a print copy or just $23 for the eBook (or $45 for both).

The Giveaway

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Written by Alex Shaw and spanning 304 pages, the book is devoted entirely to what is (sadly) an oft-neglected aspect of Android development: creating and utilizing animations. Though the emphasis is on Android 3.0+, many of the techniques can be used for previous versions of Android. You may be asking yourself why you would deal with animations in particular?

An enjoyable, understandable, and eye-catching user interface is a key part of getting users to love your app. Users today expect a polished multimedia experience on their mobile device, and animation is a core part of that. The Android operating system is at the forefront of tablet and smartphone technology, and there is a plethora of opportunities for developing exciting applications with animation.

Certainly hard to argue with that.

How To Win

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
  • RazorHail
  • Andrew (RF)
  • Jon (K K)
  • Jonathan (AF)
  • BU

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

If anyone is interested in reviewing this title, contact Packt at [email protected] with the subject line "Android 3.0 Animations - Review request."

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.

Entering the giveaway is, as always, very simple. Check out the product description, and pick out what aspect of the book most appeals to you. Let us know what it is and why via the comments below. Be sure to include your real email address in the email field, as that's how we'll contact you to let you know you've won.

The giveaway ends on Friday, November 18 at 11:59 PM PST, at which time the winners will be chosen at random. It's open to anyone in the world, though only entrants in the US and Europe are eligible for a print copy; entrants from other locales will receive the eBook.