Professional Android 4 Application Development

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 5, 2012 - Computers - 864 pages
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Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4

The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Google's lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4, including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Beam, and more.

  • Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications for Android smartphones and tablets
  • Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releases including Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updated APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform.
  • Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop, fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, new environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation framework, and a range of new communications techniques including NFC and Wi-Fi direct.
  • Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your applications, best practices for user experience, and more

This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.

 

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This Book is not worth the money. A concept is introduced then without any explanations proceeds to next topic and that is explained in detail.

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Contents

HELLO ANDROID
1
Hello Android 1
16
GETTING STARTED
19
Getting Started 19
42
CREATING APPLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
53
Creating Applications and Activities 53
88
Building User Interfaces
95
CONTENTS
100
Maps Geocoding and LocationBased Services
513
Creating and Using Overlays
546
Introducing My Location Overlay
553
Invading the Home Screen
565
Introducing Live Folders
605
Surfacing Application Search Results Using the Quick Search Box
614
Audio Video and Using the Camera
621
Using the Camera Preview
651

Intents and Broadcast Receivers
165
Using Internet Resources
201
Using the Download Manager
210
Files Saving State and Preferences
221
Databases and Content Providers
251
Working in the Background
331
Expanding the User Experience
359
Advanced User Experience
425
Hardware Sensors
481
Adding Media to the Media Store
662
Bluetooth NFC Networks and WiFi
665
Telephony and SMS
701
xxxiv
720
Advanced Android Development
739
Monetizing Promoting and Distributing Applications
771
Analytics and Referral Tracking
783
INDEX
787
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Reto Meier is Google's Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. He has been involved in Android development since the initial release in 2007.

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