Oct 5, 2011

Top 10 Highly Useful Android SDK Tutorials

We always try to cover best resources and tutorials on ZoomZum and we thankful our readers to appreciate these designs and development stuffs posted on our blog. A few days ago, we have presented some best tools for android developers and this time we come up with some useful tutorials of Android SDK( Software development Kit). Android SDK is the process by which developers can build applications for android OS which is used in Smartphones.

Previously released Android SDK introduced many of the features of the new version. Some features, e.g. Bluetooth and GTalk APIs, were dropped from Android SDK 1.0. Android itself is based on a Linux 2.6.25 kernel, with a Dalvik virtual machine to run Java applications, the development language for Android applications. For more(Wiki)

Android platform is growing everyday, also become popular among mobile developers, more than 200,000 apps have been developed in April 2011 for Android Operating System.

Android SDK supports multiple computers platform as Windows XP, Mac OSx and Linux. Android developers used IDE( Integrated Development Environment) is Eclipse which using Android Development Tool plugins to create android applications.

Today we going to share highly useful tutorials of Android SDK. Tutorial is the best way that can easily helps you to learn new skills. Visit this list and share your thought in our comment section below.

1) Android UI Designs-Basic Controls

2) Android Quick Look: BluetoothAdapter

The Android SDK ships with powerful Bluetooth APIs capable of managing the local Bluetooth adapter, scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices, transferring data between bluetooth devices, and more. This Bluetooth quick look will show you the most fundamental steps necessary to begin programming Bluetooth applications on the Android SDK.

3) Android SDK Tutorial: Send Text Messages

We are going to make a text messaging app: two text fields, one for the phone number and message and of course a send button. Pictures of the interface below.

4) Android Essentials: Using the Contact Picker

This tutorial will start out simple, but then we’ll get in to some of the technical details of using Contacts with the ContactsContract class, which was introduced in API Level 5. Make sure you have your Android development environment installed and configured correctly.

5) Android SDK: Using Alerts, Toasts and Notifications

Creating alert dialogs and notifications  is pretty straight-forward: you can construct an AlertDialog by using its Builder class, whose methods all return an instance of Builder, which basically means you can chain a series of method calls together.

6) Android Location API and Google Maps

This tutorial describes the usage of the Android Location API, the usage of Google Maps and the Geolocation API. It is based on Eclipse 3.7, Java 1.6 and Android 2.3.3.

7) Andriod TouchCalculator

In this tutorial article I will try to introduce you to the general development principles of Android by building a real calculator application (TouchCalculator).

8 ) Creating Simple User Forms


9) Android SDK Quick Tip: Launching the Camera

This quick tip shows you how to launch the built-in Camera application and use the results for displaying the captured image. You will achieve this by creating an Intent within your application’s Activity. You’ll then learn how to get and process the Intent’s results and use the resulting image within your application.

10) Email Send

This quick tip shows you how to launch the built-in Mail application, supply it with data, and allow the user to send an email message.

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