Sue Smith
I'm a technical writer and sometimes developer, based in the UK. Producing educational material and documentation, I cover mobile, Web and software development topics.
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    Android SDK: Next StepsAndroid preview@2x
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    In this series, we've begun learning how to develop Android applications from scratch. We started exploring the development tools, got acquainted with the basic elements in an application project, looked at user interface design, interactivity, resources, and data, and we've also took a closer look at what happens when your application is running. What we've covered so far should put you in a good position to get started creating functional Android applications, but Android has a lot more to offer so the range of possibilities is virtually endless. You may therefore struggle to choose what to learn next. In this part, we'll wrap up the series by pointing out some possible directions for future learning. After this, the final part will be a quiz on what we covered throughout the series.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Publishing and ReleasingAndroid preview@2x
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    From the start of this series, we've been learning about creating Android applications. So far, we've focused on the development aspect as well as the tools you use to design, build, run, and test your applications. In this tutorial, we'll look at the process of distributing an application through the Google Play store. Of course, you need to make sure that your applications have been tested and debugged thoroughly before you get to this stage.Read More…
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    Android SDK: SamplesAndroid preview@2x
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    In this series, we have been exploring the basics of Android development. We have looked at what you need to know when building the elements in Android apps. In this tutorial, however, you will see that the Android platform provides resources you can learn from. The samples of the Android SDK include complete applications in which you can see functioning examples of typical Android application components. You can use the samples in more than one way, including directly from within Eclipse.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Common Android ComponentsAndroid preview@2x
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    In this series we are learning the essential features of Android development that you need to know to start building apps. So far, we've looked at the structure and typical elements in an Android app, including user interface elements and data storage. You can use what we covered already to start creating your own apps. But before you do, we will run through some common Android components in this tutorial, then have a quick look at the SDK samples in the next tutorial.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Activities & LifecycleAndroid preview@2x
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    We are learning to develop Android apps from scratch in this series. We already encountered the basics of developing, running, and working with your apps in Eclipse, as well as looking at the essential elements in any app project. In this tutorial, we will explore the Activity life cycle, which is one of the key aspects of Android you need to understand to start making apps. We will look at the Activity life cycle for a typical app launched from the device menu in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Running & DebuggingAndroid preview@2x
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    We have been learning how to develop Android apps in this series. In the last tutorial, we looked at connecting hardware and virtual devices to Eclipse. In this tutorial, we will explore running and debugging apps on physical devices and AVDs from Eclipse.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Virtual & Physical DevicesAndroid preview@2x
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    We are learning about Android app development in this series. We already looked at the basic elements in an Android project and touched on user interface design and data storage along the way. In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to run and interact with your apps on physical and virtual devices. In the next part of the series, we will work through the process of running an app on a physical device and on the emulator. In this part, we'll look at getting our physical and virtual devices set up in Eclipse.Read More…
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    Android SDK: App DataAndroid preview@2x
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    In this series, we are learning about Android SDK development from scratch. We have already become acquainted with the structure and basic elements in an Android application, including the resources, Manifest, and user interface. As soon as you start to develop functional apps for Android, you will need to store data of one kind or another. The Android platform offers a range of options for data storage in your apps, which we will examine in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Project ManifestAndroid preview@2x
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    In this series of tutorials we are learning about Android development from scratch and getting acquainted with the basic concepts and practices you need to know in order to start working on the platform. So far we have looked at various parts of an Android project, including its resources. In this tutorial, we will explore the project manifest file.Read More…
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    Android SDK: App ResourcesAndroid preview@2x
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    We are learning how to develop Android apps in this series. So far, we've looked at the structure of an Android app and explored user interfaces. In this tutorial, we will learn to work with the project resources.Read More…
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    Android SDK: Java Application ProgrammingAndroid preview@2x
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    Our goal in this series is to learn about Android SDK development. So far we explored the development tools, looked at the structure of an Android app project, started to create a user interface, and responded to user interaction. In this tutorial, we will look at the basic structures and concepts in Java that you need to know in order to start developing apps for Android.Read More…
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    Android SDK: User InteractionAndroid preview@2x
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    In this series we are learning about Android SDK development from scratch! In the last part, we created a basic user interface design with some typical Android elements. In this section, we'll incorporate user interaction with the interface elements into the app.Read More…