Android Wireless Application Development, 2nd Edition by Shane Conder

By Shane Conder

Android™ instant software improvement moment EditionThe start-to-finish advisor to Android program improvement: hugely up-to-date for the most recent SDKs and developer techniques!This e-book can provide the entire up to date info, demonstrated code, and most sensible practices you want to create and marketplace winning cellular apps with the newest models of Android. Drawing on their large adventure with cellular and instant improvement, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder disguise each step: thought, layout, coding, trying out, packaging, and supply. The authors introduce the Android platform, clarify the foundations of powerful Android software layout, and current today’s top practices for crafting potent consumer interfaces. subsequent, they provide unique assurance of every key Android API, together with information garage, networking, telephony, location-based prone, multimedia, 3D photographs, and hardware.Every bankruptcy of this version has been up to date for the most recent Android SDKs, instruments, utilities, and undefined. All pattern code has been overhauled and validated on major units from a number of businesses, together with HTC, Motorola, and ARCHOS. Many new examples were additional, together with entire new functions. This re-creation additionally addsNine new chapters masking net APIs, the Android NDK, extending software achieve, coping with clients, facts synchronization, backups, complex consumer enter, and extra tremendously improved insurance of Android happen documents, content material companies, app layout, and checking out New assurance of scorching issues like Bluetooth, gestures, voice attractiveness, App Widgets, dwell folders, stay wallpapers, and worldwide seek up to date 3D pix programming insurance reflecting OpenGL ES 2.0 An all-new bankruptcy on tackling cross-device compatibility concerns, from designing for the smallest telephones to the massive new pills hitting the marketplace much more information and tips to assist you layout, boost, and attempt purposes for various units a brand new appendix filled with Eclipse information and tips This e-book is an integral source for each member of the Android improvement crew: software program builders with all degrees of cellular adventure, staff leaders and undertaking managers, testers and QA experts, software program architects, or even agents

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You also learn about the basic drawing and animation abilities provided in the Android SDK. n Part IV: Using Common Android APIs Part IV is a series of chapters, each devoted to a deeper understanding of the most important APIs within the Android SDK, such as the data and storage APIs (including file and database usage as well as content providers), networking, telephony, Location-Based Services (LBS), multimedia and 3D graphics APIs, and the optional hardware APIs available. n Part V: More Android Application Design Principles Part V covers more advanced Android application design principles, such as notifications and services.

The advantages of widespread manufacturer and carrier support appear to be really paying off at this point. The Android platform is now considered a success. Android, however, is trailing with 19%, though it’s gaining ground rapidly and, according to some sources, is the fastest-selling smartphone platform. Microsoft Windows Mobile has been declining and now trails Android by several percentage points. Wow! Com> The Open Handset Alliance 17 Mobile Operators: Delivering the Android Experience After you have the phones, you have to get them out to the users.

BREW? iPhone? Windows Mobile? ACME is forced to choose one or, worse, all of the platforms. Vertical market application opportunities are limited and expensive. As a result, many wonderful applications have not reached their desired users, and many other great ideas have not been developed at all. The Open Handset Alliance Enter search advertising giant Google. The company’s business model has been amazingly successful on the Internet and, technically speaking, wireless isn’t that different. The freedoms Internet users enjoyed were not shared by mobile phone subscribers.

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