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Today is Day 13 of InformIT’s 17 Days of Giveaways. Three winners today will receive an Android Wireless Application Development Volume I: Android Essentials, Third Edition eBook by Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder.

Android Wireless Application Development has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the latest Android SDK 4.0. To accommodate their extensive new coverage, they’ve split the book into two volumes. Volume I focuses on Android essentials, including setting up your development environment, understanding the application lifecycle, designing effective user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your mobile app development process--from design through publishing. Every chapter has been thoroughly updated for the newest APIs, tools, utilities, and hardware. All sample code has been overhauled and tested on leading devices from multiple companies, and many new examples have been added. Drawing on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers, Darcey and Conder provide valuable new best practices--including powerful techniques for constructing more portable apps. This new edition contains full chapters on Android manifest files, content providers, effective app design, and testing; an all-new chapter on tackling compatibility issues; coverage of today’s most valuable new Android tools and utilities; and even more exclusive tips and tricks.



Rules: You may have up to four entries.

1. Be an InformIT fan on Facebook

2. Follow us @InformIT on Twitter

3. Retweet InformIT’s daily twitter post containing “#17daysofgiveaways” and a link to the Giveaway blog post

4. Post a link to the giveaway on your personal blog

Comment on this post to let us know how many entries you have accumulated. Indicate if you are a fan on Facebook, a follower on Twitter, if you have retweeted, and a link to your blog. (For Facebook and Twitter, no need to re-like or re-follow each day, just confirm that you are still a fan/follower!) Every day we will be giving away the prize to three randomly selected entrants. More entries raise your chances of winning. Your comment must be posted by midnight, EST. We will create a list of every entrant, and you may have your name on the list up to four times. Each entry will be numbered in ascending order according to order of comments on the blog, and winners will be selected using random.org. Winners will be notified with a comment from me containing my email address and instructions for claiming your prize. You may only win once each day, but you may win more than once throughout the month.

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS GIVEAWAY WILL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW.

Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The "17 Days of Giveaways” ("Giveaway") will begin at 12:01 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on July 9, 2012 ("Giveaway Start Date"), and ends at 11:59 pm EDT each weekday through July 31, 2012 ("Giveaway Period"). InformIT is an imprint of Pearson Education. Giveaway is sponsored by Pearson Education, Inc., One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 ("Sponsor") who is solely responsible for all aspects of this Giveaway.

Eligibility:  The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia ("U.S.") only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. All online entrants must have a valid email address. Limit four (4) entries per person

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