Are you looking to start producing applications for the G1 and future “Google Phones” in the Android Market – especially once you can get paid for them in 2009?
Now that Google has released a SIM and hardware unlocked device for developers called the Android Dev Phone 1 along with a new Android 1.0 SDK, release 2 – 1.0_r2 – you just need to know what the heck you are doing when you are actually programming in Android.
Mark Murphy of CommonsWare, who is ALWAYS proving answers in Android’s Google Groups, is providing free access to his extremely well written and easy to follow The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, as well an Advanced version, to a Google and Blog reader for 6 months!
- Who would use this book?
I would suggest someone with at least a moderate level of some programming experience before attempting to develop in Android, specifically experience in Java.
- How can I prepare myself to use this book?
Then get familiar with GUI (Graphical User Interface) Programming in Java
Get comfortable using Eclipse as your IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to write your code in.
- Who is Mark Murphy?
Mark lives in rural Pennsylvania, outside 3G support, with both a BS in Physics and an MBA while working in software development for over 25 years.
He have been involved with “wireless data” off and on, dating back to the Handheld Device Markup Language in 1996, which eventually morphed into WAP, to consulting Fortune 500 companies on open source and collaborative development.
- Why did Mark write this book?
When plans for an iPhone SDK and Android were announced within a short period of time, he wanted to choose one to focus on and the answer came once the iPhone SDK was released with its the App Store restrictions and NDA (at that time), etc.
Mark feels Android is our first opportunity to get a compelling open option in the mobile Internet space, or at least the first that has a decent chance of being a long-term commercial success.
- OK OK, How do I get the FREE Subscription?
Post a Comment below stating why you should get a free Android Development Guides subscription and what kind of Android application you would create.
On Monday December 15th I will announce the winner here at Google And Blog.
*** It was determined that Carlos Orjuela is the winner of this contest for his future medical vital signs applications – CONGRATULATIONS! ***