Android Development - Where to start?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by martinio1, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. martinio1

    martinio1 Active Member
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    Hi all, I hope this is the right place to post this. I am basically looking for help as to where would be the best place to start learning app/game development for android. I came across this: Android Developers which is jammed packed with information, but would this be the right place to start considering I have very little Java/programming experience (A part from web based languages)? I have been searching through Google and things just seem more confusing jumping from one article to the next, which is why I posted this here.

    I am also wondering what tools are essential? And others that make things that bit easier.

    I am mainly looking into creating my own games, more out of an interest/hobbie than anything else. Creating the graphic elements is not a problem, but having a static image doing nothing doesn't really offer much interaction. :p

    Any advice/help with this is really appreciated.
     

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  2. intsurfer

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    hi!
    I'd like to recommend 2 useful books for beginners: "Beginning Android" by Mark L. Murphy & "Unlocking Android" by Frank Ableson. :)

    As for tools: You need the android emulator & Android plugin for Eclipse.
     
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  3. MattThing

    MattThing Active Member
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  4. martinio1

    martinio1 Active Member
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    Thanks for the advice. I will look into those books that you both suggested! Hopefully in a year or 2 you will see me posting my first proper game. :p
     

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