Practical Android Projects

Practical Android Projects

by Pieter Greyling, Lucas Jordan

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Overview

Take a practical approach to becoming a leading-edge Android developer, learning by example while combining the many technologies needed to create a successful, up-to-date web app.

Practical Android Projects introduces the Androidsoftware development kitand development tools of the trade, and then dives into building cool-looking and fun apps that put Android's amazing capabilities to work. Android is the powerful, full-featured, open source mobile platform that powers phones like Google Nexus, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy S, and a variety of HTC phones and tablet computers.

This book helps you quickly get Android projects up and running with the free and open source Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA IDEs. Then you build and extend mobile applications using the Android SDK, Java, Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A), and languages such as Python, Ruby, Javascript/HTML, Flex/AIR, and Lua.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430232438
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 02/18/2011
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lucas L. Jordan is a lifelong computer enthusiast and has worked for many years as a Java developer, focusing on user interface. He has previously written JavaFX Special Effects: Taking Java RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements. Lucas is interested in mobile application development in its many forms.

Table of Contents

  1. Android Fundamentals
  2. Development Tools in Practice
  3. Roll Your Own Android Scripting Environment
  4. Embedding Lua in Android Applications
  5. Introducing SL4A: The Scripting Layer for Android
  6. Creating a GUI with HTML/JavaScript andAIR
  7. Using REST with Facebook and Twitter
  8. Using theGoogle App Enginewith Android
  9. Game Development: Graphics
  10. Game Development: Animation
  11. App Inventor


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