Free Android Programming Books


Android Programming Succinctly

Android Programming Succinctly

In Android Programming Succinctly, Ryan Hodson provides a useful overview of the Android application lifecycle. Topics ranging from creating a UI to adding widgets and embedding fragments are covered, and he provides plenty of links to Android documentation along the way.


Android 4.2 App Development Essentials

Android 4.2 App Development Essentials

Android 4.2 App Development Essentials – First Edition, by Neil Smyth, teaches the skills necessary to develop Android based applications using the Eclipse IDE and the Android 4.2 SDK. Read it online for free.


Free eBook: Make Your Own Android App

Free eBook: Make Your Own Android App

“Make Your Own Android App: Your Unofficial Intro To MIT App Inventor” is the latest free eBook from MakeUseOf.com. This guide aims to show anyone the basics of using App Inventor in the hopes that more people will create instead of just consuming.


Free Online Book: Kindle Fire Development Essentials

Free Online Book: Kindle Fire Development Essentials

“Kindle Fire Development Essentials” from Techotopia is available online for free. The Kindle Fire is the latest addition to Amazon.com’s Kindle family of devices.


Download Free PDF: The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development

Download Free PDF: The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development

Download Version 3.6 of “The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development”, by Mark L. Murphy, which supports the Android 3.0 SDK in pdf format for free. Per the Four-to-Free Guarantee, editions of CommonsWare books that are four years old or have sold over 4,000 copies are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 License.


Android Application Development Cookbook

Android Application Development Cookbook

“Android Application Development Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Building Winning Apps” is a “in-progress” book available on O’Reilly Media’s Open Feedback Publishing System.


andbook!

Free Android Programming eBook: andbook!

“andbook!”, an Android programming book to learn programming for Google’s Android as a ‘hands on’ process.


Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, 2nd Edition

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, 2nd Edition

Now you have the chance to read the 2nd edition of “Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools” online for free from O’Reilly Labs Open Feedback Publishing System.


Android Cookbook

Free online book: Android Cookbook

You can read the full content of “Android Cookbook” by Ian F. Darwin online on book’s website. It is a crowd-sourced cookbook on writing great Android apps. You should know the basics of the Java language and the basics of the Java Standard Edition API since this forms the basis of Android’s runtime libraries as well as the basics of Android.


Android Design Guidelines

Free eBook: Android Design Guidelines

Free eBook “Android Design Guidelines” from MutualMobile. Featured in Tech Crunch, Mobile Marketer and Smashing Magazine, the Android Design Guidelines have become one of the go-to Android resources.