10 Best Mobile Development Books

This is my list of the 10 best mobile development books. These are the pillar books that have helped me understand the basics of mobile development that every developer should read. They are listed here in no particular order.

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

by Bill Phillips, Chris Steward, and Kristin Marsicano

Print

The Book in Three Sentences: The fundamentals of Android projects, activities, fragments, layouts, and intents all in one book. If you’ve followed this book since the first edition, you will know that The Big Nerd Ranch does a great job creating a book for both new developers and old developers alike.

Head First Android Development

by Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths

Print | eBook

The Book in Three Sentences: A more visual companion to Android development, you’ll find yourself pleased with the simple explanations and wonderful graphics. A must have for new Android developers who are visual learners.

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

by Christian Keur and Aaron Hillegass

Print

The Book in Three Sentences: One of the go-to books for learning iOS development. A wonderful introduction to the iOS Framework and APIs. If you learn by example, this is a great book.