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DropDraw
So we didn’t develop squat and I already start recommending apps…
I know y’all are right but I’m cheating here and taking some short cuts.
On of the things I kinda dislike and don’t have much skill in is the designe portion.
Not only that’s it’s not that simple unless you want to make an ugly GUI (it’s going to be ugly with this app as well… maybe not that ugly) but heck is it going to fast quick and easy.

This great application called DroidDraw will allow you to fly create GUI for your Android apps quick and easy.
As their website title says
User Interface (UI) designer/editor for programming the Android Cell Phone Platform

DroidDraw can be used online at their website – Linky or can be downloaded as a stand alone app again from their website – Linky.

Play around with it, I think it’s much better then the one in Eclipse, but that’s just me.

So as I wrote before I have no knowlage what so ever of Java.
But I still want to develop something (Good or Bad) for the Android mobile platform.
I read online and ended up buying two books (I got them from eBay), and I must say most sites come down to what’s found on this page – Linky and I went with their recommendations as well.

First Book is Hello, Android: Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform (Pragmatic Programmers)

I’m not done with the book only 100 pages in but his writing is very simple and straight forward, the author streamlines everything nicely without missing a point, I promise to update when i’m done with the book.

Now for the second book… Wait why did I buy a second book?
For some reason everywhere you read about the books most people complain about the book not going in depth enough bla bla bla or they didn’t explain anything.
So I decided to pick two books one that should cover all my bases and get the book that everyone recommends to start with and the book that everyone complains that if you didn’t read before something else or you don’t know anything don’t buy.

So here is the second one – Professional Android 2 Application Development (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)

I have only read 20-30 pages from the book and my thoughts are that the author is just trying to give you everything in an academic kind of way (not sure I like that) but there are a lot of code examples and the author does seem to go in depth on everything.

Again I promise I will update some more after I go through this book as well.

If you recommend any other books or have read the books I got please comment if they are worth our time…
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