Introduction to Android™ Application Development, Fifth Edition, is the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps with the new Android 6 (Marshmallow) SDK, Android Studio, and latest development best practices. Bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever, this book covers everything students need to start developing professional apps for modern Android devices.
Three well-respected experts guide readers through setting up the development environment, designing user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing the entire app-development process. Up-to-date code listings support in-depth explanations of key API features, and each chapter contains at least one sample app. This fifth edition adds brand-new chapters on Material Design, styling applications, design patterns, and querying with SQLite.