Professional Android Sensor Programming

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This book shows readers how to exploit the full set of Android sensor APIs in order to create amazingly powerful, fully human-interactive applications. It goes beyond the sketchy documentation to show how to successfully implement real-world solutions using each class of sensors for:
  • determining location
  • interpreting physical sensors
  • ...
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Overview

This book shows readers how to exploit the full set of Android sensor APIs in order to create amazingly powerful, fully human-interactive applications. It goes beyond the sketchy documentation to show how to successfully implement real-world solutions using each class of sensors for:
  • determining location
  • interpreting physical sensors
  • Handling images and audio
  • Recognizing and acting on speech

The authors provide techniques to bridge the gap between accessing sensors and putting them to meaningful use in real-world situations. They not only show readers how to use the sensor related APIs effectively; they also describe how to use supporting Android OS components to build complete systems. Along the way, they provide solutions to problems that commonly occur when using Android's sensors, with tested, real-world examples. The book will provide in-depth, runnable code examples that they can adapt for their own applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118183489
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,383,996
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Milette is a professional Android developer and founder of Gradison Technologies, an app development company. He enjoys building practical apps like Digital Recipe Sidekick and contributing to StackOverflow.

Adam Stroud is the lead developer for the Android version of RunKeeper. He is a self-proclaimed "phandroid" and is an active participant in the Android virtual community on StackOverflow and Android Google groups.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxvii

PART I: LOCATION SERVICES

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE ANDROID LOCATION SERVICE 3

CHAPTER 2: DETERMINING A DEVICE'S CURRENT LOCATION 11

CHAPTER 3: TRACKING DEVICE MOVEMENT 27

CHAPTER 4: PROXIMITY ALERTS 45

PART II: INFERRING INFORMATION FROM PHYSICAL SENSORS

CHAPTER 5: OVERVIEW OF PHYSICAL SENSORS 65

CHAPTER 6: ERRORS AND SENSOR SIGNAL PROCESSING 103

CHAPTER 7: DETERMINING DEVICE ORIENTATION 121

CHAPTER 8: DETECTING MOVEMENT 147

CHAPTER 10: ANDROID OPEN ACCESSORY 189

PART III: SENSING THE AUGMENTED, PATTERN-RICH EXTERNAL WORLD

CHAPTER 11: NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) 219

CHAPTER 12: USING THE CAMERA 255

CHAPTER 13: IMAGE-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES 281

CHAPTER 14: USING THE MICROPHONE 303

PART IV: SPEAKING TO ANDROID

CHAPTER 15: DESIGNING A SPEECH-ENABLED APP 333

CHAPTER 16: USING SPEECH RECOGNITION AND TEXT-TO-SPEECH APIS 349

CHAPTER 17: MATCHING WHAT WAS SAID 407

CHAPTER 18: EXECUTING VOICE ACTIONS 441

CHAPTER 19: IMPLEMENTING SPEECH ACTIVATION 471

INDEX 495

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