March 2, 2015
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The Pros and Cons of Writing to Different Android SDKs

Choosing which Android SDKs your application will support is a decision with far-reaching ramifications.

Android Development 101: 'Hello World' in Four Minutes Flat

In this four-minute episode of the Android Development 101 video series, Chris Bennett demonstrates how to create your first Android 'Hello World' application.

Android Is Closer to Windows Phone 7 Than Developers May Think

The differences between Android and Windows Phone 7 are mostly skin deep, so enterprising Android developers can port their current apps over to Windows Phone 7.

Build Your First PHP for Android Application

Getting started with PHP for Android and the Scripting Layer for Android is easy with this step-by-step guide, complete with a demo application.

The Android Mobile Development Platform: A Reference Guide

Here's everything you need to know to begin developing applications on the Android platform.

Working with NinePatch Stretchable Graphics in Android

NinePatch graphics are an indispensable tool for Android developers looking to support the variety of device screen sizes and orientations.

An Android Developer's Top 10 Gripes

A veteran mobile application developer vents his frustration with a list of 10 things he loves to hate about Android.

Working with the Android Calendar

Handling Lengthy Operations with Android App Widgets

Create an Android App Widget for the home screen which relies upon background processing by an Android Service.

Handling User Interaction with Android App Widgets

Creating a Home Screen App Widget on Android

Android: A Brief Introduction
Discover Android, an open source mobile platform being developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.

Handling Lengthy Operations in Google's Android
To work on mobile devices, Google's Android must adhere to similar design standards that will produce the desired user experience. Your software always needs to be responsive to the user's interaction. Pick up some tips to avoid blocking the execution of the main thread and update the main view when the results are available from the child threads.

Using the Google Maps API in Android

Explore key Google Maps APIs that power Android mapping features.

Working with Images in Your Android App Development

Google's new mobile platform, Android, has become increasingly popular among developers even without hardware available on the market yet. Discover where to get the right software APIs and documentation as well as what technologies are supported. Then, you will focus on the technologies for images by working through an example.

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