Get thoroughly up to speed on Android programming, and learn how to create up-to-date user experiences for both handsets and tablets. With this book’s extensively revised second edition, you’ll focus on Android tools and programming essentials, including best practices for using Android 4 APIs. If you’re experienced with Java or Objective-C, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary for building well-engineered applications.
The Android development platform, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, is a platform in its truest sense, encompassing hundreds of classes beyond the traditional Java classes and open source components that ship with the SDK.
With Beginning Android 2, you’ll learn how to develop applications for Android 2.x mobile devices, using simple examples that are ready to run with your copy of the SDK. Author, Android columnist, writer, developer, and community advocate Mark L.
This book was written mainly for the mobile office worker who wants to check work e-mail and
maybe tether Wi-Fi with a laptop while still getting the most out of the fun features in Android.
You don’t need to be a programmer or computer whiz to use this book, and there should
hopefully be enough goodies here for both the new and veteran Android owner.
Build compelling Java-based mobile applications using the Android SDK and the Eclipse open-source software development platform. Android: A Programmer's Guide shows you, step-by-step, how to download and set up all of the necessary tools, build and tune dynamic Android programs, and debug your results. Discover how to provide web and chat functions, interact with the phone dialer and GPS devices, and access the latest Google services. You'll also learn how to create custom Content Providers and database-enable your applications using SQLite....
Thanks for your interest in developong applications for Android! Increasingly. People will access Interest- bases services using so call "non- traditional" means, such as mobile divices. The more we do in that space now, the more that people will help invest in that space to make it easier to build more powerful mobile applications in the future.
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
Be aware that this is not a beginner book. It is an intermediate-level book that assumes you
are familiar with linear algebra (matrices, vectors, and quaternions), you have a strong C/C++
programming background, you have at least touched base with OpenGL or OpenGL ES, and you
basically know how computer graphics work in general.
If you have this necessary knowledge, and want to make lightning-fast progress in game and
graphics programming, then you have found the right publication.
Jayme Schroeder was introduced to computers at a very young age. By 11, he had started
creating modifications and level packs for his favorite game. By age 16, he had found his true passion in game development and network programming in C++ and OpenGL. In early 2011, Jayme had received an Android smartphone and immediately fell in love with the development experience. Since then, he has been researching and developing for the Android platform on a daily basis.
There is a revolution happening in the technology industry. Touchscreen interfaces,
combined with low-cost and ubiquitous smartphones, have created a perfect storm
for disruptive innovation. Android is at the forefront of this change, bringing a free
and open-source platform on which developers can create the next generation of
applications. With free development tools and an open market, anyone can develop
applications that reach a worldwide market. But why choose to develop for Android?
This document was written for developers who have worked with Java™ before and want to start developing for the Android Platform. I tried to make this as much “hands on” as possible, placing example codes everywhere it fit. Also I tried to insert as many picture as possible, because they liven up the learning process and relax the reader’s eyes
Android 3.0 Animation, a Beginner's Guide, will introduce each of the most popular
animation techniques to you as an Android developer. Using step-by-step instructions,
you will learn how to create interactive dynamic forms, moving graphics, and 3D motion.
You will be taken on a journey from simple stop motion animations and fades through to
moving input forms, and then on to 3D motion and game graphics. In this book we will
create standalone animated graphics, three-dimensional lifts, fades, and spins.
Beginning Android Games, Second Edition offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers, including Android tablet game app development considerations. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android and earlier version compliant smartphones and now tablets. This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games....
i FirSt StArted plAying With the Android Sdk before it was offi cially released as version 1.0. Back
then, the tools were unpolished, the APIs in the SDK were unstable, and the documentation was sparse.
Fast forward two and a half years, Android is now a formidable mobile operating system, with a following
no less impressive than the iPhone. Having gone through all the growing pains of Android, I
think now is the best time to start learning about Android programming — the APIs have stabilized,
and the tools have improved.
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.
Android Essentials is a no–frills, no–nonsense, code–centric run through the guts of application development on Google’s Mobile OS. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work. Covering the entirety of the Android catalog in less than 150 pages is simply impossible. Instead, this book focuses on just four main topics: the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location–based services, and networking....
This is a most excellent book: very well written, easy to read, and fun. In addition, any of Android’s quirks are explained along with just the right amount of detail to ensure quality programming principles are followed. Anthony Stevens Founder and CTO, PocketJourney and Top 20 Winner of Google Android Competition Ed Burnette covers an impressive amount of ground in a nicely compact book while retaining the popular Pragmatic style.
Android in Practice is a treasure trove of Android goodness, with over 90 tested, ready-to-use techniques including complete end-to-end example applications and practical tips for real world mobile application developers. Written by real world Android developers, this book addresses the trickiest questions raised in forums and mailing lists.
Even with limited programming experience, you can easily learn to create apps for the Android platform with this complete guide to App Inventor for Android. App Inventor for Android is a visual language that relies on simple programming blocks that users can drag and drop to create apps. This handy book gives you a series of fully worked-out apps, complete with their programming blocks, which you can customize for your own use or use as a starting point for creating the next killer app. And it's all without writing a single line of code. Don't miss the book's special section...
The first mobile applications I had the opportunity to work with were inventory control
programs used in retail and manufacturing settings. The “terminals,” as we called
them at the time, were heavy and expensive. They had big antennas, lots of clunky
keys, grayscale LCD displays, and they looked like they came straight from the set of a
science fiction movie.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for the world’s first complete, open, and free mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build a fully-featured Android application from the ground up and master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!