Best Books – Android Programming

«
»
We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Android Programming subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Android Programming along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Android Programming subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Android Programming" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Professional Android 4 Application Development” by Reto Meier

“Professional Android 4 Application Development” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications. This book contains a number of hands-on projects that explains the features of the AndroidSDK. Chapters that explain the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4 are included in this book. This book explains topics like action bar, enhanced multitouch support, drag and drop, fragments and many more in detail. Many practical exercises are also included for better understanding.

2. “Programming Android Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices” by Zigurd Mennieks

advertisement
“Programming Android Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications using java programming. Part one contains information about Android SDK and Android programming basics. Part two elaborates on the Android framework, user interface and graphics class hierarchies, concurrency, and databases.
Part three contains topics like code skeletons and patterns. The final part contains practical coverage of Android’s multimedia, search, location, sensor and many more.

3. “Android Cookbook” by Ian F Darwin

“Android Cookbook” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications. It is also written for developers familiar with Java, Android basics, and Java SE API. Each recipe comes along with a solution and sample code for better understanding. This book elaborates on topics like user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness and web services. Other topics like creating location-aware services, saving and retrieving application data in files, SD cards, and embedded databases and many more are included in this book.

advertisement
advertisement
4. “Hello, Android Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform” by Ed Burnette

“Hello, Android Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications. This book elaborately explains all modern Android versions from Android 4.1 through Android 5.0. Topics like fragments and google play services are covered in this book. This book contains many examples along with codes to create a Tic-Tac-Toe game and many more. Chapters that contain information about creating animated user interfaces, playing music and sound effects, building location-based services and many more are included in this book.

5. “Learning Android Building Applications for the Android Market” by Marko Gargenta

advertisement
“Learning Android Building Applications for the Android Market” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications. This book contains information about building a twitter like application adding new features with each chapter. Chapters that explain topics like android stack, activities, intents, services and many more are included in this book. It also contains information about building a service that uses a background process to update data in the application, creating a basic android user interface and many more.

6. “Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide” by Bill Phillips and Chris Stewart
7. “Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide” by Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths

“Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications. Chapters that contain information about structuring the application, designing flexible and interactive interfaces and many more are included in this book. Running services in the background is also explained in detail.

advertisement
8. “Android Programming: Mastering Course for Beginners Quick Start to Develop Your Own App” by Mitchell Schuler

“Android Programming: Mastering Course for Beginners Quick Start to Develop Your Own App” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in building android applications. This book contains all the information needed to build an application starting with the installation and set up of Android Studios and many more. Chapters that contain information about handling touch events, launching activity, using intents and many more are included in this book. This book also guides the reader on accessing remote services in Android.

9. “Android Programming for Beginners” by John Horton
10. “Android Programming In a Day!: The Power Guide for Beginners In Android App Programming” by Sam Key
People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these top 10 books on Android Programming – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

We have created a collection of best reference books on "Android Programming" so that one can readily see the list of top books on "Android Programming" and buy the books either online or offline.

If any more book needs to be added to the list of best books on Android Programming subject, please let us know.

Sanfoundry Global Education & Learning Series – Best Reference Books!

advertisement

advertisement
advertisement
Subscribe to our Newsletters (Subject-wise). Participate in the Sanfoundry Certification contest to get free Certificate of Merit. Join our social networks below and stay updated with latest contests, videos, internships and jobs!

Youtube | Telegram | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Manish Bhojasia - Founder & CTO at Sanfoundry
Manish Bhojasia, a technology veteran with 20+ years @ Cisco & Wipro, is Founder and CTO at Sanfoundry. He lives in Bangalore, and focuses on development of Linux Kernel, SAN Technologies, Advanced C, Data Structures & Alogrithms. Stay connected with him at LinkedIn.

Subscribe to his free Masterclasses at Youtube & technical discussions at Telegram SanfoundryClasses.