Professional Android 4 Application Development, 3rd Edition

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Book Description

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 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 , and a range of new communications techniques including NFC and Wi-Fi direct.
  • Provides practical guidance on publishing and your applications, best practices for , 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hello, Android
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Creating Applications and Activities
Chapter 4: Building User Interfaces
Chapter 5: Intents and Broadcast Receivers
Chapter 6: Using Internet Resources
Chapter 7: Files, Saving State, and Preferences
Chapter 8: Databases and Content Providers
Chapter 9: Working in the Background
Chapter 10: Expanding the User Experience
Chapter 11: Advanced User Experience
Chapter 12: Hardware
Chapter 13: Maps, Geocoding, and Location-Based Services
Chapter 14: Invading the Home Screen
Chapter 15: , Video, and Using the Camera
Chapter 16: Bluetooth, NFC, Networks, and Wi-Fi
Chapter 17: Telephony and SMS
Chapter 18: Advanced Android Development
Chapter 19: Monetizing, Promoting, and Distributing Applications

Book Details

  • Title: Professional Android 4 Application Development, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 864 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-05-01
  • ISBN-10: 1118102274
  • ISBN-13: 9781118102275
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