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 sensible e-book offers the suggestions and code you want to advance software program with Android, the open-source platform for cellphones and cellular units that's producing enthusiasm around the undefined. in keeping with the Linux working method and constructed by means of Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the capability to unite a fragmented cellular marketplace. Android software Development introduces this programming surroundings, and provides you an entire case in point that demonstrates Android architectural positive aspects and APIs. With this booklet, you will:

* Get a whole creation to the Android programming atmosphere, structure, and tools
* construct a modular program, starting with a middle module that serves to release modules additional in next chapters
* research the recommendations and structure of a selected characteristic set, together with perspectives, maps, location-based prone, power facts garage, 2nd and 3D pics, media prone, telephony prone, and messaging
* Use ready-to-run instance code that implements every one feature
* Delve into complicated themes, akin to safeguard, customized perspectives, functionality research, and internationalization

The ebook is a average supplement to the present Android documentation supplied by way of Google. even if you need to improve a advertisement program for cellular units, or simply are looking to create a cellular mashup for private use, Android program Development demonstrates how one can layout, construct, and try out functions for the hot cellular market.

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Anyone looking for a few hours’ work can use the MicroJobs application to access that database, look for jobs in the immediate area, communicate with friends about potential employers and potential jobs, and call the employer directly if she is interested in the position. For our purposes here, we won’t create an online service; we’ll just have some canned data on the phone. The application has a number of features that extend that central idea in ways that are unique to mobile handsets: MappingThe Android mobile phone environment provides very rich support for dynamic, interactive maps, and we’re going to take full advantage of its capabilities.

Update the environment variables: To make it easier to launch the Android tools, add the tools directory to your path. On Windows XP, click on Start, then right-click on My Computer. In the pop-up menu, click on Properties. In the resulting System Properties dialog box, select the Advanced tab. Near the bottom of the Advanced tab is a button, “Environment Variables,” that takes you to an Environment Variables dialog. User environment variables are listed in the top half of the box, and System environment variables in the bottom half.

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