This book includes tips for successful mobile development based on our years in the mobile industry and covers everything you need to run a successful Android project from concept to completion.We cover how the mobile software process differs from traditional software development, including tricks to save valuable time and pitfalls to avoid. Regardless of the size of your project, this book can work for you.
This book was written for several audiences:
■ Software developers who want to learn to develop professional Android applications. The bulk of this book is primarily targeted at software developers with Java experience but not necessarily mobile development experience. More seasoned developers of mobile applications can learn how to take advantage of Android and how it differs from the other technologies of the mobile development market today.
■ Quality assurance personnel tasked with testing Android applications. Whether they are black box or white box testing, quality assurance engineers can find this book invaluable. We devote several chapters to mobile QA concerns, including topics such as developing solid test plans and defect tracking systems for mobile applications, how to manage handsets, and how to test applications thoroughly using all the Android tools available.
■ Project managers planning and managing Android development teams. Managers can use this book to help plan, hire, and execute Android projects from start to finish.We cover project risk management and how to keep Android projects running smoothly.
■ Other audiences. This book is useful not only to a software developer, but also for the corporation looking at potential vertical market applications, the entrepreneur thinking about a cool phone application, and hobbyists looking for some fun with their new phone. Businesses seeking to evaluate Android for their specific needs (including feasibility analysis) can also find the information provided valuable. Anyone with an Android handset and a good idea for a mobile application can put this book to use for fun and profit.
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