Professional Android 4 Application Development

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John Wiley & Sons, 2012 - Computers - 817 pages
Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4

The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tabletscreates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're anexperienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Androidapps right away with this professional guide to Android 4application development. Written by one of Google's lead Androiddeveloper advocates, this practical book walks you through a seriesof hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the AndroidSDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4,including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct,NFC Beam, and more.

  • Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applicationsfor Android smartphones and tablets
  • Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releasesincluding Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updatedAPIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform.
  • Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop,fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, newenvironmental sensor support, major improvements to the animationframework, and a range of new communications techniques includingNFC and Wi-Fi direct.
  • Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing yourapplications, best practices for user experience, and more

This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, andUI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you canthen use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.

 

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Contents

HELLO ANDROID
1
Hello Android 1
16
GETTING STARTED
19
Getting Started 19
42
CREATING APPLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
53
Creating Applications and Activities 53
88
Building User Interfaces
95
CONTENTS
100
Maps Geocoding and LocationBased Services
513
Creating and Using Overlays
546
Introducing My Location Overlay
553
Invading the Home Screen
565
Introducing Live Folders
605
Surfacing Application Search Results Using the Quick Search Box
614
Audio Video and Using the Camera
621
Using the Camera Preview
651

Intents and Broadcast Receivers
165
Using Internet Resources
201
Using the Download Manager
210
Files Saving State and Preferences
221
Databases and Content Providers
251
Working in the Background
331
Expanding the User Experience
359
Advanced User Experience
425
Hardware Sensors
481
Adding Media to the Media Store
662
Bluetooth NFC Networks and WiFi
665
Telephony and SMS
701
xxxiv
720
Advanced Android Development
739
Monetizing Promoting and Distributing Applications
771
Analytics and Referral Tracking
783
INDEX
787
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

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

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