Professional Android: Edition 4

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The comprehensive developer guide to the latest Android features and capabilities

Professional Android, 4th Edition shows developers how to leverage the latest features of Android to create robust and compelling mobile apps. This hands-on approach provides in-depth coverage through a series of projects, each introducing a new Android platform feature and highlighting the techniques and best practices that exploit its utmost functionality. The exercises begin simply, and gradually build into advanced Android development. Clear, concise examples show you how to quickly construct real-world mobile applications.

This book is your guide to smart, efficient, effective Android development.

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

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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