There are many Android programming guides that give you the basics. This book goes beyond simple apps into many areas of Android development that you simply will not find in competing books.
Whether you want to add home screen app widgets to your arsenal, or create more complex maps, integrate multimedia features like the camera, integrate tightly with other applications, or integrate scripting languages, this book has you covered.
Moreover, this book has over 50 pages of Honeycomb-specific material, from dynamic fragments, to integrating navigation into the action bar, to creating list-based app widgets. It also has a chapter on using NFC, the wireless technology behind Google Wallet and related services.
This book is one in CommonsWare's growing series of Android related titles, including The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, Android Programming Tutorials, and the upcoming Tuning Android Applications.
Table of Contents
- WebView, Inside and Out
- Crafting Your Own Views
- More Fun With ListViews
- Creating Drawables
- Home Screen App Widgets
- Interactive Maps
- Creating Custom Dialogs and Preferences
- Advanced Fragments and the Action Bar
- Animating Widgets
- Using the Camera
- Playing Media
- Handling System Events
- Advanced Service Patterns
- Using System Settings and Services
- Content Provider Theory
- Content Provider Implementation Patterns
- The Contacts ContentProvider
- Searching with SearchManager
- Introspection and Integration
- Working with SMS
- More on the Manifest
- Device Configuration
- Push Notifications with C2DM
- The Role of Scripting Languages
- The Scripting Layer for Android
- JVM Scripting Languages
- Reusable Components
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About the Author
A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.