Android in Practice

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648 pages

Book Description


Android in Practice is a treasure trove of Android goodness, with over 90 tested, ready-to-use techniques including complete end-to-end example applications and practical tips for real world mobile application developers. Written by real world Android developers, this book addresses the trickiest questions raised in forums and mailing lists. Using an easy-to-follow problem/solution/discussion format, it dives into important topics not covered in other Android books, like advanced drawing and graphics, testing and instrumentation, building and deploying applications, and using alternative languages.

About the Book

It's not hard to find the information you need to build your first Android app. Then what? If you want to build real apps, you will need some how-to advice, and that's what this book is about.

Android in Practice is a rich source of Android tips, tricks, and best practices, covering over 90 clever and useful techniques that will make you a more effective Android developer. Techniques are presented in an easy-to-read problem/solution/discussion format. The book dives into important topics like multitasking and services, testing and instrumentation, building and deploying applications, and using alternative languages.

What's Inside

  • Techniques covering Android 1.x to 3.x
  • Android for tablets
  • Working with threads and concurrency
  • Testing and building
  • Using location awareness and GPS
  • Styles and themes

And much more!

This book requires a working knowledge of Java, but no prior experience with Android is assumed.

Source Code can be found at​practice/

Table of Contents

  • Introducing Android
  • Android application fundamentals
  • Managing lifecycle and state
  • Getting the pixels perfect
  • Managing background tasks with Services
  • Threads and concurrency
  • Storing data locally
  • Sharing data between apps
  • HTTP networking and web services
  • Location is everything
  • Appeal to the senses using multimedia
  • 2D and 3D drawing
  • Testing and instrumentation
  • Build management
  • Developing for Android tablets

Book Details

  • Title: Android in Practice
  • Length: 648 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 2011-10-07
  • ISBN-10: 1935182927
  • ISBN-13: 9781935182924