In Android Programming Succinctly, Ryan Hodson provides a useful overview of the Android application lifecycle.

Topics ranging from creating a UI to adding widgets and embedding fragments are covered, and he provides plenty of links to Android documentation along the way.
Each chapter is conveniently summarized to ensure you get the most out of reading the book, and summaries include helpful suggestions for expanding your abilities in this growing app market.

Ryan Hodson

Ryan Hodson has worked in a diverse collection of programming fields, building everything from websites to e-publishing platforms, touch-screen thermostats, and natural language processing tools. These experiences have led to a love of exploring new software and a proficiency in several languages and frameworks. In 2012, Ryan founded an independent publishing firm called RyPress and published his first book, Ry's Friendly Guide to Git. Since then, he has worked as a freelance technical writer for well-known software companies, including Syncfusion and Atlassian. Ryan continues to publish high-quality software tutorials via RyPress.com.

  1. Setting Up
  2. Hello, Android
  3. The Activity Lifecycle
  4. User Interface Layouts
  5. User Interface Widgets
  6. Fragments
  7. Application Data