7 Best Android Books To Learn Mobile Apps Programming

Best Android Books
Android is one of the most popular operating systems nowadays and it powers millions of Smartphone and tablets throughout the world. Android follows the structure of Linux operating system. Android Inc. developed it and Google bought the company in 2005. The best thing about Android as an operating system is that the users can modify the OS and use it according to their requirements. If you are an Android developer, you do not need to be concerned about Google suing you for these modifications.

Are you planning to learn Android? Android development is an interesting and exciting project to start. You can develop apps for your phone and even sell them at Google Play store. However, it is important to hone your android development skills before you can start developing your applications. You can start by reading books on Android development and learn from the tutorials.


Top Books For Android Development

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

(By: Bill Philips & Brian Hardy )

Bill Philips and Brian Hardy offer hands-on tips for practical Android development. The book starts with basic steps involved in learning android development and progresses in an excellent manner. The book is written in a conversational style and feels like a personal tutor. Beginners can test their development skills with the exercises given at the end of every chapter.

Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers

Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers

(By: Greg Nudelman )

Being a mobile environment specialist, Greg Nudelman has provided practical tips for an amazing user experience. This book is more suited for advanced level android developers and covers best UI practices for mobile app development. It helps you understand the patterns that you should avoid in development and effective strategy for app development for multiple devices.

Android User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps

Android User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps

(By: Ian G. Clifton )

The author of the book, Ian G. Clifton, explains the importance of an excellent User Interface Design and tips to distinguish your apps from your competition. This book is suitable for both beginner-level and high-end android developers. It explains what most of the books avoid i.e. steps to write a UI for complex apps. The sample codes will help you learn the concepts in an effective manner.

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

(By: Dave Smith & Jeff Friesen )

It is one of the most extensive books available on android development because of the live code examples used in every concept. The book includes a detaileda understanding of android architecture and different android-APIs. This book will benefit experienced developers in learning efficient development practices such as use of external libraries, use of Android NDK (to boost app performance), and tips to develop different types of apps.


Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform (Pragmatic Programmers)

Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform (Pragmatic Programmers)

(By: Ed Burnette )

Any beginner android developer needs to understand Google’s android development process. This book will guide you through Google android development starting with simple apps and progressing towards applications that are more complex. The book keeps you on fast-track development and you can start developing your apps within few days. It will help you setup a development environment and explain every single concept with examples.

Beginning Android Games

Beginning Android Games

(By: Mario Zechner )

For developers interested in the development of android games, this is the best book to start with. Mario Zechner has explained all the gaming prospects of android development. It starts with the basic concept of receiving user input, gather device resources, play sounds, and display the game on the screen. It involves use of OpenGL for rendering your game images. You can use the fully functional source code provided with each application.

Programming Android

Programming Android

(By: Zigurd Mednieks, Laird Dornin, G. Blake Meike & Masumi Nakamura )

Programming Android is one of the best and most authoritative guides on learning android development from core. The author takes you through the basic building blocks of android development and use of complicated APIs. This book provides an excellent use of JAVA codes and one can use it without the proper knowledge of the language itself. It deals with the database connection and best practices for android database designs. In short, you can develop any type of apps with this book and develop amazing android user interfaces.

These are some of the best books available for learning android development in an efficient manner. Most of these books are designed to go through the beginner to advanced level of android development. If you are getting started with android development, these books will help you achieve necessary skills to master android development. The key to android development is to understand the basic concepts and their applications.


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  1. Knowledge is more important for doing any kind of work. So above mentioned books are really nice and very helpful for complete understanding. Android is supports wide range of smart applications so it's become favorite device among mobile phone users. Java programming languages are using for Android Game Developmentthrough this platform develops various types of applications.

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  2. Thanks for many interesting book titles! I'll surely look into some of them, though I'm missing the Professional Android 4 Application Development by Reto Meier there. However, imo it's written with a bit conservatively feeling which is not making it very attractive to read, but it's quite deep technically written and right from Androids kitchen :) (Reto Meier is Android Developer Relations Tech Lead at Google).

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