Android Application Development: Programming with the Google by Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, G. Blake Meike

By Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, G. Blake Meike

This functional ebook offers the strategies and code you want to increase software program with Android, the open-source platform for mobile phones and cellular units that's producing enthusiasm around the undefined. in accordance with the Linux working process and constructed via Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the aptitude to unite a fragmented cellular marketplace. Android program Development introduces this programming setting, and provides you a whole for instance that demonstrates Android architectural good points and APIs. With this publication, you will:

* Get an entire creation to the Android programming atmosphere, structure, and tools
* construct a modular software, starting with a middle module that serves to release modules further in next chapters
* research the thoughts and structure of a particular function set, together with perspectives, maps, location-based providers, power information garage, 2nd and 3D pix, media companies, telephony providers, and messaging
* Use ready-to-run instance code that implements each one feature
* Delve into complex subject matters, akin to safeguard, customized perspectives, functionality research, and internationalization

The publication is a typical supplement to the prevailing Android documentation supplied by way of Google. no matter if you must advance a advertisement software for cellular units, or simply are looking to create a cellular mashup for private use, Android software Development demonstrates how one can layout, construct, and try purposes for the hot cellular market.

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The Android SDK supports several different integrated development environments (IDEs). For this book we will focus on Eclipse because it is the IDE that is best integrated with the SDK, and, hey, it’s free. No matter which operating system you are using, you will need essentially the same set of tools: The Eclipse IDE Sun’s Java Development Kit (JDK) The Android Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) The Android Developer Tool (ADT), a special Eclipse plug-in Since you’re probably going to develop on only one of the host operating systems, skip to the appropriate section that pertains to your selected operating system.

Tip This icon signifies a tip, suggestion, or general note. Warning This icon indicates a warning or caution. Using Code Examples This book is here to help you get your job done. In general, you may use the code in this book in your programs and documentation. You do not need to contact us for permission unless you’re reproducing a significant portion of the code. For example, writing a program that uses several chunks of code from this book does not require permission. Selling or distributing a CD-ROM of examples from O’Reilly books does require permission.

We expect you to consult the official documentation while reading this book and trying the examples. You should also use other online resources—but be careful about web pages or forum postings that have been around a while, because interfaces change. There is also a substantial amount of misinformation out on the Web; we discovered scads of it while writing the book. This book is written for experienced developers who want to quickly learn what they need to know to build Android applications. The book is written with references to an example application (MJAndroid, discussed in much more detail in the next chapter) that you can freely download and reuse.

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