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The goal of Kindle Fire App Development Essentials is to teach the skills necessary to develop Android based applications for the Kindle Fire family of devices.

Beginning with the basics, this book provides an outline of the steps necessary to set up an Android development environment. An introduction to the architecture of Android is followed by an in-depth look at the design of Android applications and user interfaces. More advanced topics such as database management, content providers and intents are also covered, as are touch screen handling, gesture recognition, camera access and the playback and recording of both video and audio.

In addition to covering general Android development techniques, the book also includes Amazon and Kindle Fire specific topics such as creating Kindle Fire emulators for application testing, connecting Kindle Fire devices to the debugging environment, using the Amazon In-App Purchasing and Mobile Ads APIs, implementing maps using the Amazon Maps API and submitting apps to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution portal.

Kindle Fire App Development Essentials takes a modular approach to the subject of Android development for the Kindle Fire with each chapter covering a self-contained topic area with detailed explanations, examples and tutorials. This makes the book both an easy to follow learning aid and an excellent reference resource.

A copy of this book, a little Java programming experience and access to a Windows, Mac or Linux system are all you need to get started.


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