From the Back Cover
Web Geek’s Guide to the Android-Enabled Phone
Covers Android 1.5
Make the Most of Your Android-Enabled Phone!
Out of the way BlackBerry. Move over iPhone. There’s a more intelligent alternative to the same old smartphone. Google’s Android mobile phone platform has all the capabilities of these phones and more. With this book, you’ll unlock every bit of power that’s built into the Android phone and learn how to take advantage of the incredibly innovative Android applications pouring into the marketplace. You’ll even learn how to build (and sell) your own new applications.
You’ll begin with a quick, practical tour of the first Android phone–the T-Mobile G1. You won’t just learn how to use your Android phone’s built-in applications, you’ll also learn tips and tricks that’ll make you a power user, fast! From email and YouTube to Google Maps and GPS, if Android can do it, this book will help you do it even better. Are you inspired by Android’s great apps? Create your own! This book gets you started with a complete introduction to Google’s powerful, free Android development toolset!
Covers all this, and more...
- Get online with Android’s built-in web browser
- Connect via Gmail Mobile–or any other email service you like
- Use Android’s core applications, including Contacts, Calendar, Alarm,
Calculator, and Camera
- Have fun with Android: from music and video to the hottest games
- Add new capabilities to your Android phone using third-party applications
- Build your own Android applications including: design tips, tools, coding
explanations, and instructions for publishing via the Android market
- Learn time-saving Android keyboard shortcuts
- Troubleshoot problems with your Android phone, step-by-step
About the Author
Jerri Ledford has been a freelance business technology writer for more than 10 years. During that time, more than 1,000 of her articles, profiles, news stories, and reports have appeared online and in print. Her publishing credits include Intelligent Enterprise, Network World, Information Security Magazine, DCM Magazine, CRM Magazine, IT Manager’s Journal, and dozens more. Jerri also develops and teaches technology training courses for both consumer and business users. Some of the course topics she’s been involved with include security, customer service, career skills, and technology for companies such as IBT Financial, Writer’s Village University, Beacon Hill Financial Services, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and CNET.
She is the author of 17 books, including these:
The Web Geek’s Guide to Google Chrome
Google Powered: Productivity with Online Tools
Google Analytics 2.0
In her free time, Jerri travels extensively and enjoys hiking, writing fiction novels, and soaking up the positive ions at the beach with her children.
Bill Zimmerly is a retired computer programmer with interests that include writing about and programming Linux-powered gadgets like Android cell phones and Web applications for the Internet. With “tongue in cheek” sarcasm Bill considers himself one of those “unreasonable” men that the great writer Mr. George Bernard Shaw wrote about when he penned the famous line, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. All progress, therefore, depends upon the unreasonable man.”
Prasanna Amirthalingam is a software engineer who develops applications on both Java and .NET. He is very passionate about developing applications and loves sharing his passion through technical speaking and technical writing. He has authored exam content for more than 15 certification exams on various Microsoft technologies, including .NET, VSTS, VSTO, and Mobile development, and has been a Microsoft MVP since 2005. He loves travelling and has been working in different countries after starting his technical career in the beautiful islands of Sri Lanka. You can read his blog at www.prasanna.ws.