What is included with this book?
Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Systematically revised and updated, this guide brings together powerful, advanced techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. With the addition of quizzes and exercises in every chapter, it is ideal for both professional and classroom use.
An outstanding practical reference for the newest Android APIs, this guide provides in-depth explanations of code utilizing key API features and includes downloadable sample apps for nearly every chapter. Together, they provide a solid foundation for any modern app project.
Throughout, the authors draw on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers to provide tips and best practices for highly efficient development. They show you how to break through traditional app boundaries with optional features, including the Android NDK, Google Analytics and Android Wear APIs, and Google Play Game Services.
New coverage in this edition includes
Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://
This title is an indispensable resource for intermediate- to advanced-level Java programmers who are now developing for Android, and for seasoned mobile developers who want to make the most of the new Android platform and hardware.
This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition.
I: Advanced Android Application Design Principles
1 Threading and Asynchronous Processing
2 Working with Services
3 Leveraging SQLite Application Databases
4 Building Android Content Providers
5 Broadcasting and Receiving Intents
6 Working with Notifications
II: Advanced Android User Interface Design Principles
7 Designing Powerful User Interfaces
8 Handling Advanced User Input
9 Designing Accessible Applications
10 Best Practices for Tablet and Google TV Development
III: Leveraging Common Android APIs
11 Using Android Networking APIs
12 Using Android Web APIs
13 Using Android Multimedia APIs
14 Using Android Telephony APIs
15 Accessing Android’s Hardware Sensors
16 Using Android’s Optional Hardware APIs
IV: Leveraging Google APIs
17 Using Location-Based Services and Map APIs
18 Working with Google Cloud Messaging
19 An Overview of In-App Billing APIs for Android
20 Enabling Application Statistics with Google Analytics
21 Deploying a Backend with Mobile Backend Starter
22 Working with Google Play Game Services
V: Drawing, Animations, and Graphics Programming with Android
23 Developing Android 2D Graphics Applications
24 Working with Animation
25 Developing Android 3D Graphics Applications
26 Using the Android NDK
VI: Maximizing Android’s Unique Features
27 Extending Android Application Reach
28 Enabling Application Search
29 Managing User Accounts and Synchronizing User Data
VII: Advanced Topics in Application Publication and Distribution
30 Internationalizing Your Applications
31 Protecting Applications from Software Piracy
A The Android Debug Bridge Quick-Start Guide
B The Android Studio Quick-Start Guide
C The SQLite Quick-Start Guide