Android Wireless Application Development (2nd Edition) by Shane Conder

By Shane Conder

The start-to-finish consultant to Android program improvement: vastly up-to-date for the most recent SDKs and developer strategies!   This booklet provides all of the updated details, established code, and top practices you must create and marketplace winning cellular apps with the newest models of Android. Drawing on their large adventure with cellular and instant improvement, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder hide each step: idea, layout, coding, trying out, packaging, and supply. The authors introduce the Android platform, clarify the rules of potent Android software layout, and current today’s most sensible practices for crafting powerful consumer interfaces. subsequent, they provide certain assurance of every key Android API, together with facts garage, networking, telephony, location-based prone, multimedia, 3D portraits, and undefined.   each bankruptcy of this variation has been up to date for the latest Android SDKs, instruments, utilities, and undefined. All pattern code has been overhauled and validated on best units from a number of businesses, together with HTC, Motorola, and ARCHOS. Many new examples were further, together with whole new functions. This re-creation additionally provides   9 new chapters protecting internet APIs, the Android NDK, extending software achieve, handling clients, info synchronization, backups, complicated consumer enter, and extra drastically increased assurance of Android appear documents, content material companies, app layout, and trying out New insurance of scorching issues like Bluetooth, gestures, voice popularity, App Widgets, reside folders, stay wallpapers, and worldwide seek up-to-date 3D photographs programming assurance reflecting OpenGL ES 2.0 An all-new bankruptcy on tackling cross-device compatibility matters, from designing for the smallest telephones to the massive new pills hitting the marketplace much more tips and tips to assist you layout, strengthen, and attempt purposes for various units a brand new appendix jam-packed with Eclipse suggestions and tips   This e-book is an essential source for each member of the Android improvement crew: software program builders with all degrees of cellular event, crew leaders and undertaking managers, testers and QA experts, software program architects, or even agents.

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Android applications can interact with the operating system and underlying hardware using a collection of managers. Each manager is responsible for keeping the state of some underlying system service. The ViewManager and WindowManager manage user interface fundamentals. 27 28 Chapter 1 Introducing Android Applications can interact with one another by using or acting as a ContentProvider. The sky is the limit. The platform is open source, with no up-front fees, and developers enjoy many benefits over other competing platforms.

Nokia was famous for putting the 1970s video game Snake on some of its earliest monochrome phones. Other manufacturers followed suit, adding games such as Pong,Tetris, and Tic-Tac-Toe. As mobile phone prices dropped, batteries improved, and reception areas grew, more and more people began carrying these handy devices. Soon mobile phones were more than just a novelty. Customers began pushing for more features and more games. But there was a problem. They needed some way to provide a portal for entertainment and information services without allowing direct access to the handset.

Each new Android device was more powerful and exciting than the last. Over the following 18 months, 60 different Android handsets (made by 21 different manufacturers) debuted across 59 carriers in 48 countries around the world. The advantages of widespread manufacturer and carrier support appear to be really paying off at this point. The Android platform is now considered a success. Android, however, is trailing with 19%, though it’s gaining ground rapidly and, according to some sources, is the fastest-selling smartphone platform.

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