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on 19 December 2012
To be fair, it "does what it says on the tin"..
It is a quickstart guide and gives a fairly clear overview of getting started in Android development.. I read it in half an hour..
It is a little out of date in a couple of places (talking about Android Market rather than Google Play for example) and Android has moved on but the basics are the basics and it works at that level.. It also assumes you have a little programming/Java experience..
There are other books about getting started in Android development that go a lot further and are possibly better if you're just starting out as they'll help you more..
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on 13 February 2013
The book is not bad and will give you a brief introduction. But if you have never tried developing before then there are times where you will be completely lost. Example, you need to set up your own key number and you get a complex method to follow which I was unable to and nearly gave up on the book completely only to be instructed of a simpler way afterwards. After saying that the price was really good so there has to be a compromise somewhere.
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on 30 August 2012
This book is fine if you are a total beginner. I dabbled in
Android development last year, so this was a revision. You can read it in
30 minutes. I haven't done the exercise itself
(creating an actual app) but it looks fine.

There are a few spelling mistakes, but otherwise
clear enough.

Fine for 77p.
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on 1 April 2013
I don't really rate this book. I have no doubt the author knows his subject but the book doesn't contain nearly enough information to guide beginners like me.
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on 12 August 2013
All the information in this book is easily and freely available from the android developer site or other sites. Not really worth downloading.
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on 28 November 2012
an excellent book for any one starting to programme for the android platform. This book gives you a jump start.
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