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.
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.
With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions.Includes sample patterns for welcome and home screens, searches, sorting and filtering, data entry, navigation, images and thumbnails, interacting with the environment and networks, and more Features tablet-specific patterns and patterns for avoiding results you don't want Illustrated, step-by-step instructions describe what the pattern is, how it works, when and why to use it, and related patterns and anti-patterns A companion website offers additional content and a forum for interaction
Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market.
You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a software development kit and APIs reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any mobile or Android app developer or programmer.
In the Android Quick APIs Reference, you will find a concise reference to the Android SDK and its APIs using the official Android Studio IDE. This reference is small and handy and ideal for taking with you to your appointments with your clients.
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.
If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-onguide gives you everything you need to dig into the developmentprocess and turn your great idea into a reality! In this newedition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll findeasy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques thattake advantage of the new features of the Android operating system.Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get youstarted and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspectsof the Android platform.
Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80% ofmobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform toreach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendlyguide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how toinstall the tools they need, design a good user interface, graspthe design differences between phone and tablet applications,handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a "meh" app intoone that garners applause.Create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smartphonesand tabletsAdapt your existing apps for use on an Android deviceStart working with programs and tools to create AndroidappsPublish your apps to the Google Play Store
Whether you're a new or veteran programmer, Android AppDevelopment For Dummies will have you up and running with theins and outs of the Android platform in no time.
If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested increating apps for the Android market—which grows in size anddownloads every day—this is your comprehensive, one-stopguide. Android Application Development All-in-One ForDummies covers the information you absolutely need to get starteddeveloping apps for Android. Inside, you'll quickly get up to speedon Android programming concepts and put your new knowledge to useto manage data, program cool phone features, refine yourapplications, navigate confidently around the Android nativedevelopment kit, and add important finishing touches to yourapps.
Covering the latest features and enhancements to the AndroidSoftware Developer's Kit, this friendly, hands-on guide walks youthrough Android programming basics, shares techniques fordeveloping great Android applications, reviews Android hardware,and much more.All programming examples, including the sample application, areavailable for download from the book's websiteInformation is carefully organized and presented in aneasy-to-follow format800+ pages of content make this an invaluable resource at anunbeatable priceWritten by an expert Java educator, Barry Burd, who authors thebestselling Java For Dummies
Go from Android newbie to master programmer in no time with thehelp of Android Application Development All-in-One ForDummies!