Now Covers B4A Version 9.80
Android is the world’s favorite mobile operating system. B4A is a free, easy to use rapid app development tool, allowing complete beginners to create powerful Android apps using the easily learned BASIC language. It can be downloaded free from b4x.com/b4a.html
This book covers B4A version 9.80. It starts with step-by-step beginners’ guides explaining how to from install B4A, use the WYSIWYG visual editor, plan, design, develop, test, publish and make money from Android apps in the shortest possible time. It details how to use B4A to create graphics and databases, to communicate with the user and to modify your app dynamically so it will look good on a wide range of devices. It then gives a comprehensive reference guide to every keyword, object and core library.
This complete guide is suitable for intermediate and expert developers but will also be useful for beginners. It covers every aspect of B4A through a comprehensive reference section to extending the tool using Additional Libraries supplied by other users. It will quickly repay its cost by the time saved in finding the information you need when you need it.
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Table of Contents and Index
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Reviews on Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
By Sylvain Don 20 September 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Essential to start with VB4A. everything is reviewed in a clear manner with examples.
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall the book is a good buy, can’t program without it
By JaNo Phone App Developper on 13 March 2017 – Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is most as expected, It cover a lot of informations, but is limited to version 4.x.x, there is a litte bit of 5.0 version informations but very limited. You cant find more informations on their Blog and other librarys as well, once you purchase the full version as well as tricks from other users there. Overall the book is a good buy, can’t program without it.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has been really helpful in understanding how to create Android apps using this great (fairly) new [platform].
By John on 20 December 2016 – Published on Amazon.com
I am a programmer, new to B4A. This book has been really helpful in understanding how to create Android apps using this great (fairly) new platform
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book. A lot of functionality is included 30 Mar. 2016
By David M. Acre – Published on Amazon.com
Good book. A lot of functionality is included.
5.0 out of 5 stars B4A is a Great product! This book is a GREAT Read! 13 April 2016
By Amazon Customer – Published on Amazon.com
Well written. Easy read! Thanks!
5.0 out of 5 stars Lo mejor de lo mejor 1 April 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Mar. 2016
By Kjell Hasthi – Published on Amazon.com
Reader’s comments on this and earlier editions
“Best money I’ve spent in a long time. Bravo”
“Excellent! I have no doubt that this will become, or already is, the definitive guide to writing apps for any Android device.” Amazon Customer
“This book does an excellent job of explaining most things. Buying this book was money well spent.” Richard J. Garcia
“This was a book that I now use as a constant reference and have found it a mine of information. Brilliantly written and presented.”
“Excellent book. Just what I was looking for.”
“I will not now be able to think of developing an app without this book at my side.”
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629 pages, nearly 4000 images, size 19.05 x 23.50 x 3.36 cm
BISAC Category: COM051460
ISBN of the eBook edition: 9781871281224
ISBN of the paperback edition: 9781512296259
More about the B4A Application
B4A knocks spots off every other IDE for Android. Most of them require developers to learn Java with all its complexities as well as wrestling with the use of an unfamiliar hardware platform. B4A makes everything easy.
Only B4A allows developers to easily create native and market-compatible applications without having to write any XML, achieving a performance that is similar to Java written applications. Using it, those developers who know Visual Basic better than Java can go from downloading b4A to creating their first native app on their device within seven minutes.
What professional developers say about B4A
“I’ve [made] more progress with B4A in 3 hours than I have in 3 months with other Android IDEs.” Morgan Matthews.
“I must say as a Visual Basic expert B4A is the best software purchase I’ve made in a long time. Within an hour of installing I had a fully functional application running on both my phone and tablet.” Dylan Palmer.
“This is the greatest product ever! After spending two months trying to learn Java, I stumbled upon you. I have been a VB programmer for 25 years, and I am in heaven now! Thank you!” Marc Mieher.
This delightful system has produced a dedicated band of over 25 thousand developers who have expanded the system by contributing their own libraries to the community as well as helping each other solve problems.