The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.

Screenshots and Screencasts

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

If that were really true, this book would be a lot shorter, mostly consisting of a bunch of screenshots.

That being said, having screenshots of your app is essential for documentation, marketing, and other uses. You are going to want to collect screenshots from your app by one means or another.

Screencasts — videos recording the user’s interaction with a device – are also very useful for the same purposes, even if their nature precludes their practical use in various mediums (e.g., PDFs). These are also a bit more complex to collect, though you have plenty of options for that.

This chapter will outline various ways to get screenshots and screencasts of your app.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters and understand how Android apps are set up and operate.

Collecting from Android Studio

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Collecting from the Command Line

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Collecting from Another App

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Tips and Tricks

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