Mobile Developer's Guide To The Galaxy

16th Edition


  • The comprehensive handbook for beginners and experienced players in the mobile business
  • More than 270 pages about creating app concepts, mobile UI and UX design, coding and app marketing
  • Independent, objective, for free

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Our free Handbook for App Developers, Designers and Managers

We are offering this free, non-commercial book since 2009. The latest 16th edition has been published in late February 2016. It provides an overview on the different mobile technologies and platforms for developers and decision-makers on more than 270 pages. 
Learn how to enter the app business and how to do your first steps as a developer for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, Java ME or Windows smartphones and tablets. More than 20 writers from the mobile community share their know-how in dealing with topics such as accessibility in mobile apps, UX design, mobile analytics, prototyping, cross-platform development, native development, mobile web and app marketing. 

As of today, we have distributed over 80,000 hardcopies. Free pdf and e-book downloads are also available in several languages. 

This is a non-profit project, the printing costs are covered by changing sponsors. Please get in touch if you want to support the project as an author, distribution partner or sponsor. Simply write to mobiledevguide(at)


Other Mobile Developer Guides

We are happy to see the idea spreading: Our friends at Wireless Industry Partnership initiated subsidiary publications like the Mobile Developer's Guide To The 5th Dimension focusing on mobile UX design and the Mobile Developer's Guide To The Parallel Universe about app marketing.
Both are available at

Our Archive

We are updating the whole content of the book with every new edition. Previous versions are covering topics like programming bada apps, BlackBerry Java apps, implementing augmented reality and other topics that are not included in the latest edition due to up-to-dateness or lack of space.  

You are invited to browse previous editions. If you are looking for a particular one, let us know. We will be glad to send it to you.