The Android Tablet Developer's Cookbook

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The Android Tablet Developer’s Cookbook helps experienced Android developers leverage new Android 4.2.2 features to build compelling applications that take full advantage of tablets’ bigger screens, dual-core processors, and larger, faster memory.

Tightly focused on Android 4.2.2’s tablet-related capabilities, it presents an unparalleled library of easy-to-reuse code for solving real-world problems. Everything’s organized in modular, standalone sections to help you quickly find ...

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Overview

The Android Tablet Developer’s Cookbook helps experienced Android developers leverage new Android 4.2.2 features to build compelling applications that take full advantage of tablets’ bigger screens, dual-core processors, and larger, faster memory.

Tightly focused on Android 4.2.2’s tablet-related capabilities, it presents an unparalleled library of easy-to-reuse code for solving real-world problems. Everything’s organized in modular, standalone sections to help you quickly find what you’re looking for, even when you need to use multiple classes together.

Throughout, B.M. Harwani clearly explains how Android tablet apps are unique, how to leverage Android skills and libraries you’ve already mastered, and how to efficiently integrate tablet APIs and features. From media to NFC, porting phone apps to integrating analytics, this book will help you do it fast and do it right.

Coverage includes

  • Providing user control via the system clipboard, notifications, and pending intents
  • Supporting drag and drop for both text and images
  • Displaying navigation and core app functionality via the ActionBar
  • Using widgets to present calendars, number pickers, image stacks, and options lists
  • Delivering powerful graphics via animation and hardware accelerated 2D
  • Recording audio, video, and images
  • Responding to sensors
  • Pairing tablets to other Bluetooth-enabled Android devices or PCs
  • Using Wi-Fi Direct to share media
  • Creating custom home screen widgets
  • Making the most of threads and the AsyncTask class
  • Exchanging data via JSON
  • Displaying and browsing Web content via the WebView widget
  • Creating fragments dynamically at runtime and implementing communication between fragments
  • Porting apps from smartphones to tablets and building new apps for both
  • Supporting older versions of the Android SDK
  • Sharing data and messages via NFC with Android Beam
  • Integrating app analytics and tracking

Turn to The Android Tablet Developer’s Cookbook for proven, expert answers--and the code you need to implement them. It’s all you need to jump-start any project and quickly create compelling Android tablet apps that sell!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321885302
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 6/7/2013
  • Series: Developer's Library Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 563
  • Sales rank: 815,743
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

B.M. Harwani is founder and owner of Microchip Computer Education (MCE), based in Ajmer, India, which provides computer education in all programming and Web developing platforms. He graduated with a BE in computer engineering from the University of Pune, and has a C Level (Master’s Diploma in Computer Technology) from DOEACC, Government of India. Being involved in the teaching field for more than 19 years, he has developed the art of explaining even the most complicated topics in a straightforward and easily understandable fashion. He wrote Android Programming Unleashed (Sams Publishing), among other books, and has taught programming courses for 17 years. To know more, visit Harwani’s blog at http://bmharwani.com/blog.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I: User Interface Techniques

1 Overview of Android Tablet Applications 7

2 Fragments 47

3 ActionBars in Action 101

4 New Widgets 131

II: Managing Content

5 System Clipboard and Drag and Drop 155

6 Notifications and Pending Intents 183

7 Loaders 201

III: Multimedia Techniques

8 Animation 231

9 Hardware Accelerated 2D 281

10 Creating and Rendering Graphics 299

11 Recording Audio, Video, and Images 323

IV: Networking and Hardware Interface

12 Wireless Connectivity 361

13 Cores and Threads 391

14 Keyboards and Sensors 407

V: Exploring the Web

15 JSON 425

16 WebViews 449

VI: Advanced Android Techniques

17 Adding Support for the Small Screen 467

18 Home Screen Widgets 491

19 Android Beam 511

20 Application Analytics and Tracking 533

Index 547

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