The contest is now over. Here are the winners, selected at random:
  • Danny Holyoake
  • Zhe Xi Ooi
  • Marc Zdon
  • Dennis F Heffernan   
  • Melvin Blokhuijzen   
  • Pegasus195   
  • Raido   
  • Sirdeiu   
  • Justin  
  • Brett Glisson

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

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There are a lot of integrated development environments out there, and when it comes to Android, Eclipse is one of the most popular. As always, Apress has every budding developer's back with a book written specifically for getting people up and running on the IDE. The book is called Android Apps with Eclipse, and it covers everything from installing and configuring Eclipse to finalizing and tweaking your app.

Android Apps with Eclipse


Written by Onur Cinar, the book spans a 372 pages and is offered in both paperback ($31) and eBook ($32).

Eclipse is the most adopted integrated development environment (IDE) for Java programmers. And, now, Eclipse seems to be the preferred IDE for Android apps developers.

Android Apps with Eclipse provides a detailed overview of Eclipse, including steps and the screenshots to help Android developers to quickly get up to speed on Eclipse and to streamline their day-to-day software development. This book includes the following:

  • Overview of Eclipse fundamentals for both Java and C/C++ Development.
  • Using Eclipse Android Development Toolkit (ADT) to develop, debug, and troubleshoot Android applications.
  • Using Eclipse C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT) in conjunction with Android Native Development Kit (NDK) to integrate, develop and troubleshoot native Android components through Eclipse.
What you’ll learn
  • How to use the most popular Java IDE for Android apps development
  • How to install and configure Eclipse for Android development
  • How to build an Android media player app using the Eclipse IDE
  • How to leverage Eclipse with the Android Native Development Kit for C/C++ needs
  • How to leverage Eclipse for scripting using Android's SL4A (Scripting Layer for Android)
  • How to do continuous integration in Eclipse, including source code controls, scripting builds with Ant and more
Who this book is for

This book is for both beginner and intermediate developers who would like to quickly come up to speed on Android development using the Eclipse IDE.

Developers who follow along with the examples in the bok will build a movie player app, then learn to add AVI support to it. It will also teach how to script for the app using Lua.

The Contest

Apress has been generous enough to partner up with us to give away 10 copies of Android Apps with Eclipse. To enter, just leave a comment telling us what kind of app you want to create with your new-found skills. Be sure to include your email address so that we can contact you if you win!

The contest is open to everyone in the world (fully international) and will run from today (Saturday, June 30) until Wednesday, Thursday, July 5 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

Good luck!