Professional Android 4 Application Development

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-01
  • Publisher: Wrox

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Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4 The fast-growing popularity of Android tablets and smartphones creates a huge opportunities for developers. If youre an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Googles lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that clearly illustrate the features of all 2011 Android SDK 4 releases, as well as advanced functions such as OpenGL, cloud-to-device messaging, and more. Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications for Android smartphones and tablets Covers two major Android 4 SDK releases, all updated APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform Explains new or enhanced features such as drag and drop, enhanced multitouch support, new environmental sensor support, and major improvements to the animation framework Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your applications, best practices for user experience, and more This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.

Author Biography

Reto Meier is Google's Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. He has been involved in Android development since the initial release in 2007.

Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 Hello, Android 1

CHAPTER 2 Getting Started 19

CHAPTER 3 Creating Applications and Activities 53

CHAPTER 4 Building User Interfaces 95

CHAPTER 5 Intents and Broadcast Receivers 165

CHAPTER 6 Using Internet Resources 201

CHAPTER 7 Files, Saving State, and Preferences 221

CHAPTER 8 Databases and Content Providers 251

CHAPTER 9 Working in the Background 331

CHAPTER 10 Expanding the User Experience 359

CHAPTER 11 Advanced User Experience 425

CHAPTER 12 Hardware Sensors 481

CHAPTER 13 Maps, Geocoding, and Location-Based Services 513

CHAPTER 14 Invading the Home Screen 565

CHAPTER 15 Audio, Video, and Using the Camera 621

CHAPTER 16 Bluetooth, NFC, Networks, and Wi-Fi 665

CHAPTER 17 Telephony and SMS 701

CHAPTER 18 Advanced Android Development 739

CHAPTER 19 Monetizing, Promoting, and Distributing Applications 771


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