1st Edition

Tiny Android Projects Using Kotlin

By Denis Panjuta, Loveth Nwokike Copyright 2024
    384 Pages 163 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    384 Pages 163 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    384 Pages 163 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    In today’s fast-paced world, Android development is a rapidly evolving field that requires regular updates to keep up with the latest trends and technologies. Tiny Android Projects Using Kotlin is an excellent resource for developers who want to learn to build Android applications using the latest tools and frameworks.


    • Teaches building Android apps using Kotlin, XML, and Jetpack Compose
    • Includes saving data on the device using the Room database library
    • Teaches communication between an Android device and data on the internet using REST API
    • Shows how to create different Android menu navigations using Jetpack Compose
    • Introduces the most architectures used in Android Projects and implements MVVM

    With Kotlin being the most preferred language for Android development, this book provides a practical, hands-on approach to learning the language and building high-quality Android apps using Kotlin, XML, and Jetpack Compose.

    Chapter 1 ◾ Introduction and Getting Started

    Chapter 2 ◾ Basic XML Widgets in Android

    Chapter 3 ◾ More on Android XML Views: Project 2 – Quiz App: Part 1

    Chapter 4 ◾ Intents in Android: Project 2 – Quiz App – Part 2

    Chapter 5 ◾ Android Fragments and ViewPager2

    Chapter 6 ◾ Networking in Android Using Retrofit

    Chapter 7 ◾ Google Firebase Services: Project 5 – Tour Guide App

    Chapter 8 ◾ Android MVVM Architecture: Project 5 – Tour Guide Part 2

    Chapter 9 ◾ Basic Jetpack Compose Elements

    Chapter 10 ◾ More on Compose Elements

    Chapter 11 ◾ Room Database with Jetpack Compose

    Chapter 12 ◾ Menus and Navigation in Jetpack Compose



    Denis Panjuta. Born in Russia and raised in Germany, Denis Panjuta's journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the pursuit of passion. The youngest of three siblings, Denis was introduced to the world of computers at the tender age of 11. This early encounter sparked a fascination that would shape the course of his life. Despite the initial struggle to learn Java at 17, Denis was not deterred. He recognized that the outdated resources he was using were a barrier to his progress. It wasn't until he was 23, armed with a fresh mindset, up-to-date books, and the vast resources of YouTube, that he finally broke through the barriers and became a software developer. Denis pursued his higher education at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany. It was here that he began to merge his passion for coding with a newfound interest: teaching. His bachelor's thesis, a series of coding tutorials, not only won him the award for the best thesis of the semester but also paved the way for his career as a coding instructor. Today, Denis is a respected instructor in Android App Development and .NET Programming. His love for teaching is evident in his approach. He believes that "sharing knowledge multiplies the knowledge," a philosophy that has guided his career and his life. Outside of his professional pursuits, Denis is an avid gamer, skater, and hiker. His love for these activities is a reflection of his adventurous spirit and his constant pursuit of new challenges. (edited)

    Denis's journey took a new turn when he decided to write a book. With a large audience of subscribers on YouTube and Udemy, he saw this as the next natural step in sharing his knowledge and passion for coding. His vision is ambitious yet inspiring: to teach coding to 10 million people and to improve the world through the software developed by his students. This vision, coupled with his dedication and passion, makes Denis Panjuta a beacon of inspiration in the world of coding education.

    Loveth Nwokike is a software developer and a technical content creator with keen interest in mobile applications and proficiency in native Android development. She has worked on customer facing solutions serving millions of android users. She has interests in developer communities and is continuously in participation as either a volunteer or an organizer. She is enthusiastic about new technologies and loves to explore latest advancement in the IT field. When she is not on a computer she can be at the gym, playing table tennis, or taking a walk.