Mobile Developer's Guide To The Galaxy

The free, non-commercial book that provides an overview on the different mobile technologies and platforms for developers and decision-makers. 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, across more than 250 pages, in dealing with topics such as accessibility in mobile apps, LBS, mobile analytics, prototyping, cross-platform development, native development, mobile web and app marketing. This project was initiated in 2009 and we have since published a number of updated versions. As of today, we have distributed over 60,000 hardcopies. The 14th, and latest, edition was published in February 2014.

You can download it as a pdf (also in spanish, turkish and catalan), or get yourself a hardcopy at many major events of the mobile industry. You can also download the ebook version on amazon. Should you want hardcopies of the guide sent directly to you, we will also be happy to do so in exchange for nominal fees for postage and packaging.  

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This is a non-profit project, the printing costs are covered by changing sponsors including eBay, BlackBerry, Nokia, PayPal, Twilio and SAP. Inquiries regarding sponsorship of upcoming editions by your company should also be sent to

We are also very happy to see that the idea keeps spreading. Subsidiary publications like the Mobile Developer's Guide To The Parallel Universe (about app marketing) and the Mobile Developer's Guide To The 5th Dimension (about UX design) are available on

Your contact

If you want to support the project as a writer or sponsor, get in touch with Marco via or call him: +49 421 9889131