Book Review: Android Wireless Application Development


Android Wireless Application Development by Shane Conder and Lauren Darcey is one of first books that address android development. It covers many topics about the platform and gives general tips for development not only for android devices but also for mobile platforms in general.

First chapter of the book is very interesting. It talks about mobile devices history and revolution of mobile devices in last years. Also it talks about how mobile devices usage has really changed by time from only making and receiving calls to using them to access internet, send and receive emails and also may be for complex usages like creating rich text documents and spreadsheets.

Next chapters cover multiple topics on the platform in brief. It covers a wide range of platform capabilities like data storage, 3D graphics, telephony apis, and others.

Last part of the book addresses management of mobile application projects and how they differ from desktop or web projects. It is really important for team leaders and project managers who are working in mobile field.

The book in general is good for breaking the ice between Java developers and Android platform.