Professional Android: Edition 4

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The comprehensive developer guide to the latest Android featuresand capabilities

Professional Android, 4th Edition shows developers how toleverage the latest features of Android to create robust andcompelling mobile apps. This hands-on approach provides in-depthcoverage through a series of projects, each introducing a newAndroid platform feature and highlighting the techniques and bestpractices that exploit its utmost functionality. The exercisesbegin simply, and gradually build into advanced Androiddevelopment. Clear, concise examples show you how to quicklyconstruct real-world mobile applications.

This book is your guide to smart, efficient, effective Androiddevelopment.

  • Learn the best practices that get more out of Android
  • Understand the anatomy, lifecycle, and UI metaphor of Androidapps
  • Design for all mobile platforms, including tablets
  • Utilize both the Android framework and Google Playservices
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About the authors

Reto Meier has been helping Android developers create the best applications possible for their users since the initial Android release in 2007. Reto is an experienced software developer with more than 20 years of experience in application design and development. He has spent 10 years as a Developer Advocate, contributing countless articles, online training, conference talks, and YouTube videos to the developer community.

Ian Lake has approached Android development from multiple angles over the course of the last 8 years. Ian has worked professionally on high profile Android apps as an application developer, provided outreach to the development community as a Developer Advocate, and has contributed to improving the Android framework APIs themselves as part of the Android Framework team.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Aug 23, 2018
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Pages
928
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ISBN
9781118949535
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Unleash the power of the Android OS and build the kinds ofbrilliant, innovative apps users love to use

If you already know your way around the Android OS and can builda simple Android app in under an hour, this book is for you. Ifyou’re itching to see just how far you can push it anddiscover what Android is really capable of, it’s for you. Andif you’re ready to learn how to build advanced, intuitive,innovative apps that are a blast to use, this book isdefinitely for you.

From custom views and advanced multi-touch gestures, tointegrating online web services and exploiting the latestgeofencing and activity recognition features, ace Androiddeveloper, Erik Hellman, delivers expert tips, tricks andlittle-known techniques for pushing the Android envelope so youcan:

Optimize your components for the smoothest user experiencepossibleCreate your own custom ViewsPush the boundaries of the Android SDKMaster Android Studio and GradleMake optimal use of the Android audio, video and graphicsAPIsProgram in Text-To-Speech and Speech RecognitionMake the most of the new Android maps and location APIUse Android connectivity technologies to communicate withremote devicesPerform background processingUse Android cryptography APIsFind and safely use hidden Android APIsCloud-enable your applications with Google Play ServicesDistribute and sell your applications on Google Play Store

Learn how to unleash the power of Android and transform yourapps from good to great in Android Programming: Pushing theLimits.

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