Professional Android 4 Application Development

Paperback | May 1, 2012

byReto Meier

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Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4

The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Google's lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4, including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Beam, and more.

  • Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications for Android smartphones and tablets
  • Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releases including Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updated APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform.
  • Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop, fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, new environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation framework, and a range of new communications techniques including NFC and Wi-Fi direct.
  • Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your applications, best practices for user experience, and more

This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.

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Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by o...

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Build unique smartphone and tablet applications with Android 4Written by an Android authority, this up-to-date resource is an ideal guide to building mobile apps using the Android 4 SDK. It provides in-depth coverage, showing experienced Android developers how to take full advantage of new features, while covering the fundamentals that...

Reto Meier is Google's Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. He has been involved in Android development since the initial release in 2007.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 1.5 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxxvii

CHAPTER 1 Hello, Android 1

CHAPTER 2 Getting Started 19

CHAPTER 3 Creating Applications and Activities 53

CHAPTER 4 Building User Interfaces 95

CHAPTER 5 Intents and Broadcast Receivers 165

CHAPTER 6 Using Internet Resources 201

CHAPTER 7 Files, Saving State, and Preferences 221

CHAPTER 8 Databases and Content Providers 251

CHAPTER 9 Working in the Background 331

CHAPTER 10 Expanding the User Experience 359

CHAPTER 11 Advanced User Experience 425

CHAPTER 12 Hardware Sensors 481

CHAPTER 13 Maps, Geocoding, and Location-Based Services 513

CHAPTER 14 Invading the Home Screen 565

CHAPTER 15 Audio, Video, and Using the Camera 621

CHAPTER 16 Bluetooth, NFC, Networks, and Wi-Fi 665

CHAPTER 17 Telephony and SMS 701

CHAPTER 18 Advanced Android Development 739

CHAPTER 19 Monetizing, Promoting, and Distributing Applications 771

INDEX 787