Technological advancements today has bridged the gap between software and hardware development. Every software developer today needs to have an understanding of hardwaring and every hardware engineer need to have fair knowledge of softwaring. And Android as an open source platform is definitely one of the most attractive space for hardware engineers to venture into. So here’s bringing 5 free ebooks on Android to help you sail into the world of Android!
Author: Tomas Katysovas
Publisher: Free University of Bolzano, Internet Technologies 2. 2007-2008
The book intents to introduce the promising Linux based mobile platform to the user. It also introduces the reader to the Open Source infrastructure which not only supports development, but also has the potential to become a main business activity in the future.
The book is a Developer’s Guide from android.com. Offering tutorials from basics to advanced subjects it is quite helpful to get you started.
Author: Nicolas Gramlich
AndBook is a non-commerical book to learn programming for Google’s Android as a ‘hands on’ process. As mentioned in the book, “This document was written for developers who have worked with Java™ before and want to start developing for the Android Platform. I tried to make this as much “hands on” as possible, placing example codes everywhere it fit. Also I tried to insert as many picture as possible, because they liven up the learning process and relax the reader’s eyes.”
Author: Jonathan Stark
Author: Ian F. Darwin
Publisher: O’Reilly Media 2011
The book offers practical recipes for you to develop Android apps. It explains user interface, location-aware apps, multitouch, web services, device features like the camera, accelerometer, and GPS and much more.
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The writer is a senior correspondent at EFY, Gurgaon