Learning Mobile App Development

Book Description

The Only Tutorial Covering BOTH and —for students and professionals alike!

Now, one book can help you master app development with both market-leading platforms: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Perfect for both students and professionals, Learning App Development is the only tutorial with complete coverage of both iOS and Android. With this guide, you can master either platform, or both—and gain a deeper understanding of the issues associated with developing apps.

You’ll develop an actual working app on both iOS and Android, mastering the entire mobile app development lifecycle, from planning through licensing and distribution.

Each tutorial in this book has been carefully designed to support readers with widely varying backgrounds and has been extensively tested in live developer courses. If you’re new to iOS, you’ll also find an easy, practical introduction to Objective-C, Apple’s native language.

All source code for this book, organized by chapter, is available at https://github.com/LearningMobile/BookApps

Coverage includes

  • Understanding the unique design challenges associated with mobile apps
  • Setting up your Android and iOS development environments
  • Mastering Eclipse development tools for Android and Xcode 5 tools for iOS
  • Designing interfaces and navigation schemes that leverage each platform’s power
  • Reliably integrating persistent data into your apps
  • Using lists (Android) or tables (iOS) to effectively present data to users
  • Capturing device location, displaying it, and using it in your apps
  • Accessing hardware devices and sensors
  • Publishing custom apps internally within an organization
  • Monetizing your apps on Apple’s AppStore or the Google Play marketplace, as well as other ways of profiting from app development, such as consulting and developer jobs

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Mobile App Development
Chapter 1. Why Mobile Apps?
Chapter 2. App Design Issues and Considerations

Part II: Developing the Android App
Chapter 3. Using Eclipse for Android Development
Chapter 4. Android Navigation and Interface Design
Chapter 5. Persistent Data in Android
Chapter 6. Lists in Android: Navigation and Information
Chapter 7. Maps and Location in Android
Chapter 8. Access to Hardware and Sensors in Android

Part III: Developing the iOS App
Chapter 9. Using Xcode for iOS Development
Chapter 10. iOS Navigation and Interface Design
Chapter 11. Persistent Data in iOS
Chapter 12. Tables in iOS: Navigation and Information
Chapter 13. Maps and Location in iOS
Chapter 14. Access to Hardware and Sensors in iOS

Part IV: Business Issues
Chapter 15. Monetizing Apps
Chapter 16. Publishing Apps

Part V: Appendixes
Appendix A. Installing Eclipse and Setup for Android
Appendix B. Installing Xcode and Registering
Appendix C. Introduction to Objective-C

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