Android Tutorial B4A Book Updated


I am happy to announce that the B4A tutorial and reference book "Rapid Android App Development using BASIC" by Wyken Seagrave has now been updated to cover version 6.00 of B4A.

New sections in this edition
Firebase Services, Maven Repositories, AAR Library Support

Revised sections
SDK Manager, how to update Additional Libraries

Other changes
More Additional Libraries explained
RuntimePermissions and Activity_PermissionResult discussed
Update function of Ctrl+E
Method of calling Google Play Services has changed
Manifest Editor CreateResourceFromFile command documented

Free Upgrade for Ebook

Customers who have bought the ebook in PDF, EPUB and Kindle formats from the Penny Press Store can now obtain a FREE upgrade to the latest edition by visiting the upgrade page

Customers who purchased from Amazon in Kindle can update as described below.

Printed Edition Available

The paperback edition the book is available at It is also available from Amazon and all good bookstores worldwide. Quote the ISBN 9781512296259.

Reviews on Amazon

5 stars Good book. A lot of functionality is included 30 Mar. 2016
By David M. Acre - Published on
Good book. A lot of functionality is included.

5 stars B4A is a Great product! This book is a GREAT Read! 13 April 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Well written. Easy read! Thanks!

5 stars Lo mejor de lo mejor 1 April 2016
By victor medrano pmb #36382 - Published on

5 stars Five Stars 7 Mar. 2016
By Kjell Hasthi - Published on
Well written

Available from USA Amazon, UK Amazon and all other Amazon stores.
Also available in PDF and EPUB from Penny Press store.

Readers Comments About Earlier Editions

"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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does amazon kindle will be updated too?


Yes, we always update the B4A Kindle edition on Amazon, and you can automatically receive these updates if you first turn on automatic updates, as follows:

Preliminary step to ensure synchronisation of your notes, bookmarks etc between the original and the new book.

If your device is a Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle for Windows 8, and Kindle for BlackBerry 10 then Whispersync for Books (Annotations Backup) is enabled automatically on and can't be turned off.

If you have any other device, make sure Whispersync for Books is turned on for your device or Kindle reading app to sync your notes, highlights, bookmarks, and furthest page read.

Next, enable Automatic Book Updates as follows:

1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices (
2. Select the Settings tab.
3. Select "On" under Automatic Book Update.
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Hi Philip sorry i have a question.
Is it possible receive book in paper format ?
Already i have electronic book.
What i do ?
Thank you
Best Regards