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Getting started developing with Android is easy. You don't even need access to an Android phone, just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and the ...

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Overview

Android is a new software toolkit for mobile phones, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. In a few years, it's expected to be found inside millions of cell phones and other mobile devices, making Android a major platform for application developers. That could be your own program running on all those devices.

Getting started developing with Android is easy. You don't even need access to an Android phone, just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and the phone emulator that comes with it. Within minutes, "Hello, Android" will get you creating your first working application: Android's version of "Hello, World."

From there, you'll build up a more substantial example: an Android Sudoku game. By gradually adding features to the game throughout the course of the book, you'll learn about many aspects of Android programming including user interfaces, multimedia, and the Android life cycle.

If you're a busy developer who'd rather be coding than reading about coding, this book is for you. To help you find what you need to know fast, each chapter ends with "Fast forward" section. These sections provide guidance for where you should go next when you need to read the book out of order.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934356173
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Burnette is editor of the articles section at eclipse.org, and author of the web site's "The Rich Client Platform (RCP) Tutorial" series. Ed also co-authored Eclipse in Action (Manning) and runs the eclipsepowered.org site, where he can often be found hanging out in the Eclipse community forums. He's written everything from multi-user servers to compilers to commercial video games since earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from North Carolina State University. He is a Principal Systems Developer at SAS, and lives near Research Triangle Park, NC.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xiii

What Makes Android Special? xiii

Who Should Read This Book? xiv

What's in This Book? xv

Online Resources xv

Fast-Forward xvi

I Introducing Android 1

1 Quick Start 3

1.1 Installing the Tools 3

1.2 Creating Your First Program 6

1.3 Running on the Emulator 7

1.4 Running on a Real Phone 9

1.5 Fast-Forward 10

2 Key Concepts 11

2.1 The Big Picture 11

2.2 It's Alive! 16

2.3 Building Blocks 20

2.4 Using Resources 21

2.5 Safe and Secure 22

2.6 Fast-Forward 23

II Android Basics 25

3 Designing the User Interface 27

3.1 Introducing the Sudoku Example 27

3.2 Designing by Declaration 28

3.3 Creating the Opening Screen 29

3.4 Using Alternate Resources 37

3.5 Implementing an About Box 40

3.6 Applying a Theme 45

3.7 Adding a Menu 46

3.8 Adding Settings 49

3.9 Starting a New Game 51

3.10 Debugging with Log Messages 53

3.11 Debugging with the Debugger 54

3.12 Exiting the Game 54

3.13 Fast-Forward 55

4 Exploring 2D Graphics 57

4.1 Learning the Basics 57

4.2 Adding Graphics to Sudoku 62

4.3 Handling Input 71

4.4 The Rest of the Story 77

4.5 Making More Improvements 86

4.6 Fast-Forward 87

5 Multimedia 89

5.1 Playing Audio 89

5.2 Playing Video 95

5.3 Adding Sounds to Sudoku 100

5.4 Fast-Forward 103

6 Storing Local Data 105

6.1 Adding Options to Sudoku 105

6.2 Continuing an Old Game 107

6.3 Remembering the Current Position 109

6.4 Accessing the Internal File System 111

6.5 Accessing SD Cards 112

6.6 Fast-Forward 114

III Beyond the Basics 115

7 The Connected World 117

7.1 Browsing by Intent 118

7.2 Web with a View 121

7.3 From JavaScript to Java and Back 126

7.4Using Web Services 133

7.5 Fast-Forward 144

8 Locating and Sensing 145

8.1 Location, Location, Location 145

8.2 Set Sensors to Maximum 151

8.3 Bird's-Eye View 154

8.4 Fast-Forward 160

9 Putting SQL to Work 161

9.1 Introducing SQLite 161

9.2 SQL 101 162

9.3 Hello, Database 164

9.4 Data Binding 172

9.5 Using a ContentProvider 174

9.6 Implementing a ContentProvider 178

9.7 Fast-Forward 179

10 3D Graphics in OpenGL 181

10.1 Understanding 3D Graphics 181

10.2 Introducing OpenGL 182

10.3 Building an OpenGL Program 183

10.4 Managing Threads 185

10.5 Building a Model 191

10.6 Lights, Camera 194

10.7 Action! 196

10.8 Applying Texture 199

10.9 Peekaboo 202

10.10 Fast-Forward 203

IV Appendixes 205

A Java vs. the Android Language and APIs 207

A.1 Language Subset 207

A.2 Standard Library Subset 209

A.3 Third-Party Libraries 210

B Bibliography 211

Index 213

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