Julien Castelain wrote:Welcome Damon Oehlman & Sébastien Blanc
I'm quite exited about the android sdk, I wanted to know which version of the sdk are covered in the book ...
Is this book more for beginners with Android or does it also cover advanced topics
I am a beginning Java Developer and have the same question as Julien. If this is more of an advanced Java book, though, what would be the suggested reading(s) to prepare for this book?
Thank you for the promotion, I plan on getting this book very soon!
What you’ll learn?
What Android web apps can do, and when to use web development rather than native development to create an application.
When to use HTML5 and when to use a native bridging framework to access native Android functionality.
Connext with cloud services and APIs to build engaging location based services and games.
Enable social integration with your Android web app and gain access to millions of potential users.
Who this book is for?
This book is targeted at web developers looking to transfer their skills over to mobile application development. Readers will understand that Android is continuing to gain momentum in the marketplace and will want to build an application specifically for that platform. They will have a strong desire to use web technologies rather than the native tools to build applications, either due to personal taste or to gain cross-platform mobile portability for the majority of their application code.
Jason Koonce wrote:Will the book go into detail for HTML5, CSS, etc? I have even less experience in web development than I do Java. If it goes into detail, enough that my lack of experience isn't a problem, great. But if it doesn't I will need to study additional stuff, which isn't a problem, just good to know ahead of time.
It would be certainly worth investing a little time getting to know HTML, CSS + JS. While the book has complete sample code which you could definitely follow, it is targeted primarily at people with some prior experience with coding web apps.
I'll try to put together a list of recommended reading for those coming from a native Android development background interested in investigating the web apps approach.