About The Author:Reto Meier is a software developer with over 10 years experience in GUI application design and development. After earning an honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia, Reto spent several years writing software on offshore facilities, before the investment banking industry. Reto's development approach is focused on delivering intuitive applications with compelling user interfaces, optimally designed for the working environment of end users.
Always interested in emerging technologies, Reto has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. In his spare time, he tinkers with a wide range of development platforms including WPF and Google's plethora of developer tools. His tutorials regularly appear on official Google blogs and Google Blogoscoped, as well as his own blog. Reto grew up in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to London in 2005 where he now lives with his wife. Reto is currently an Android Developer Advocate at Google.
Special Features:The ideal reader for Professional Android Application Development will have experience using mobile phones and developing software, but may not have written applications specifically for mobiles.
Readers of Professional Android Application Development who enjoyed the style and content of the original book may also seek to update their library with this up-to-date reference that includes coverage of the newer APIs and updates to code samples and reference material that's fully compatible with the latest release of the Android SDK.