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Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
     

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

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by Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
 

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Android continues to be one of the leading mobile OS and development platforms driving today's mobile innovations and the apps ecosystem. Androidappears complex, but offers a variety of organized development kits to those coming into Android with differing programming language skill sets.

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second

Overview

Android continues to be one of the leading mobile OS and development platforms driving today's mobile innovations and the apps ecosystem. Androidappears complex, but offers a variety of organized development kits to those coming into Android with differing programming language skill sets.

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second Editionguides you step-by-step through a wide range of useful topics using complete and real-world working code examples. It's updated to include latest Jelly Bean Android SDK as well as earlier releases.

In this expanded edition,

  • You'll start off with a recap of Android architecture and app fundamentals, and then get down to business and build an app with Android SDK 4.1 version or earlier releaseat the command line and Eclipse.
  • Next, you'll learn how to accomplish practical tasks pertaining to the user interface, communications with the cloud, device hardware, data persistence, communications between applications, and interacting with Android itself.
  • Finally, you'll learn how to leverage various libraries and Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A)to help you perform tasks more quickly, how to use the Android NDK to boost app performance, and how to design apps for performance, responsiveness, seamlessness, and more.
Instead of abstract descriptions of complex concepts, in Android Recipes, you'll find live code examples. When you start a new project, you can consider copying and pasting the code and configuration files from this book, then modifying them for your own customization needs. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch!

What you’ll learn

  • Discover Android architecture and various Android-specific APIs
  • How to develop a unit conversion app in the context of command-line/Android SDK and Eclipse/Android SDK environments
  • How to accomplish various tasks related to the user interface and more
  • How to use external libraries to save time and effort
  • How to quickly develop an app using the Scripting Layerfor Android (SL4A) tool
  • How to boost app performance by using the Android NDK
  • Guidelines for designing filtered apps, performant apps, responsive apps, and seamless apps
Who this book is for

This book is a handy reference for all Android app developers. Newcomers may also find this of interest, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430246145
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
12/03/2012
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2012
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 2.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Dave Smith is a professional engineer developing hardware and software for mobile and embedded platforms.Dave's engineering efforts are currently focused full-time on Android and iOS development.Since 2009, Dave has worked on developing at all levels of the Android platform, from writing user applications using the software development kit,to building and customizing the Android source code.Dave regularly communicates via his development blog (http://blog.wiresareobsolete.com) and Twitter stream @devunwired.

Jeff Friesen is a freelance tutor and software developer with an emphasis on Java (and now Android). In addition to writing Android Recipes, Jeff has written numerous articles on Java and other technologies for JavaWorld (JavaWorld.com), informIT (InformIT.com), Java.net, and DevSource (DevSource.com). Jeff can be contacted via his website at TutorTutor.ca.

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Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jonathan Ward More than 1 year ago
im an experienced programmer that often finds programming books too long winded but this book is very concise. the moment i opened the book i was able to find the code i needed to get me through something i had been stuck on for a week. furthermore, i can already see other code that i will need very soon. great book, great investment for any android developer