How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin - Second Edition: A practical guide to developing, testing, and publishing your first Android apps (Paperback)

How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin - Second Edition: A practical guide to developing, testing, and publishing your first Android apps By Alex Forrester, Eran Boudjnah, Alexandru Dumbravan Cover Image

How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin - Second Edition: A practical guide to developing, testing, and publishing your first Android apps (Paperback)

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Key Features
  • Build apps with Kotlin, Google's preferred programming language for Android development
  • Unlock solutions to development challenges with guidance from experienced Android professionals
  • Improve your apps by adding valuable features that make use of advanced functionality
Book Description

Looking to kick-start your app development journey with Android 13, but don't know where to start? How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin is a comprehensive guide that will help jump-start your Android development practice.

This book starts with the fundamentals of app development, enabling you to utilize Android Studio and Kotlin to get started with building Android projects. You'll learn how to create apps and run them on virtual devices through guided exercises. Progressing through the chapters, you'll delve into Android's RecyclerView to make the most of lists, images, and maps, and see how to fetch data from a web service.

You'll also get to grips with testing, learning how to keep your architecture clean, understanding how to persist data, and gaining basic knowledge of the dependency injection pattern. Finally, you'll see how to publish your apps on the Google Play store.

You'll work on realistic projects that are split up into bitesize exercises and activities, allowing you to challenge yourself in an enjoyable and attainable way. You'll build apps to create quizzes, read news articles, check weather reports, store recipes, retrieve movie information, and remind you where you parked your car.

By the end of this book, you'll have the skills and confidence to build your own creative Android applications using Kotlin.

What you will learn
  • Create maintainable and scalable apps using Kotlin
  • Understand the Android app development lifecycle
  • Simplify app development with Google architecture components
  • Use standard libraries for dependency injection and data parsing
  • Apply the repository pattern to retrieve data from outside sources
  • Build user interfaces using Jetpack Compose
  • Explore Android asynchronous programming with Coroutines and the Flow API
  • Publish your app on the Google Play store
Who this book is for

If you want to build Android applications using Kotlin but are unsure of how and where to begin, then this book is for you. To easily grasp the concepts in this book, a basic understanding of Kotlin, or experience in a similar programming language is a must.

Table of Contents
  1. Creating Your First App
  2. Building User Screen Flows
  3. Developing the UI with Fragments
  4. Building App Navigation
  5. Essential Libraries: Retrofit, Moshi, and Glide
  6. Adding and Interacting with RecyclerView
  7. Android Permissions and Google Maps
  8. Services, WorkManager, and Notifications
  9. Building User Interfaces Using Jetpack Compose
  10. Unit Tests and Integration Tests with JUnit, Mockito, and Espresso
  11. Android Architecture Components
  12. Persisting Data
  13. Dependency Injection with Dagger, Hilt, and Koin
  14. Coroutines and Flow
  15. Architecture Patterns
  16. Animations and Transitions with CoordinatorLayout and MotionLayout
  17. Launching Your App on Google Play
Product Details ISBN: 9781837634934
ISBN-10: 1837634939
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 704
Language: English