on 18 April 2010
A book that tries to do too much by covering the full application lifecycle from concept to delivery.
It offers a useful introduction to some of the newer features in the Android SDK 1.5 such as the camera, mapping and location based services.
The coding examples do assume a high Java knowledge but are poorly executed and lack detail. The discussions on how Android handles major concepts such as threads, handlers, asynctask and file i/o are very weak. JDBC not even mentioned.
I almost wonder if it would have been better if the authors had been eaten by lions in Kenya!