Programming Android

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9781449389697: Programming Android

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What does it take to build well-engineered Android applications? Explore Android's core building blocks and APIs in depth with this authoritative guide, and learn how to create compelling apps that work on a full range of Android devices. You'll work with proven approaches to app design and implementation--including application frameworks that you can use as a starting point for your own projects.
Delve into sensors, native development, 3D graphics, and many other topics, and discover how to build apps on the platform of your choice. If you're an intermediate to advanced programmer, you'll learn how to make great Android apps.

  • Learn how to use the Android SDK with the Eclipse IDE
  • Apply advanced Java concepts regardless of your experience with the language
  • Create an Android user interface that's captivating and easy to navigate
  • Use the Fragment API for tablet user interfaces
  • Make your application compatible with Honeycomb and earlier versions
  • Understand Android's unique database design issues and the role of SQLite
  • Use sensors and gestures to expand your app's input beyond just tapping and scrolling
  • Explore Android APIs for multimedia, location, communication, NFC, and other applications

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We set out to write a book that goes beyond the basics - that doesn't just tell you "what" but also "why" and how best to make use of your knowledge to create rich, compelling Android apps.This book at aimed at people with some programming experience. It will tell you how to turn your knowledge of Java, iOS programming, and other experience into productive results in Android.Android is new and different, and the best Android software takes advantage of how Android enables you to store data, communicate between processes and applications, and how Android applications interact with the Android operating system. This book will help you build those advantages into your apps.

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