Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition

Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 3rd edition (August 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321813847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321813848
eBook Description:

Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition

Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the latest Android SDK and tools updates. To accommodate their extensive new coverage, they’ve split the book into two leaner, cleaner volumes. This Volume II focuses on advanced techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. Darcey and Conder cover hot topics ranging from tablet development to protecting against piracy and demonstrate advanced techniques for everything from data integration and UI development to in-app billing.

Since Android’s first releases, Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide for everyone who wants to build robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the newest versions of Android. To accommodate extensive new coverage, they’ve also split the book into two volumes. Leaner, cleaner, and completely up-to-date, Volume II covers leading-edge techniques for the entire Android app development lifecycle, from concept to market. Content throughout every chapter has been updated to reflect the latest SDKs, tools, and devices, and the book’s completely overhauled sample code is all provided on CD. Darcey and Conder cover hot topics ranging from tablet development to protecting against piracy, and provide even more tips and best practices for more effective development.

Every chapter has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest SDKs, tools, and devices. The sample code has been completely overhauled and is available for download on a companion website. Drawing on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers, the authors also provide even more tips and best practices for highly efficient development.

Since Android’s first releases, Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide for everyone who wants to build robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the newest versions of Android. To accommodate extensive new coverage, they’ve also split the book into two volumes. Leaner, cleaner, and completely up-to-date, Volume II covers leading-edge techniques for the entire Android app development lifecycle, from concept to market. Content throughout every chapter has been updated to reflect the latest SDKs, tools, and devices, and the book’s completely overhauled sample code is all provided on CD. Darcey and Conder cover hot topics ranging from tablet development to protecting against piracy, and provide even more tips and best practices for more effective development.

Coverage includes:

  • Advanced threading and asynchronous processing
  • Fully leveraging SQLite databases
  • Using Content Providers, Intents, and Notifications
  • Designing more powerful user interfaces and handling advanced input
  • Using new networking, web, location, multimedia, and telephony APIs
  • Creating advanced Android 2D/3D graphics apps
  • Integrating search
  • Supporting Cloud-To-Device Messaging (C2DM)
  • Managing user accounts and syncing user data
  • Internationalization
  • In-App Billing and much more

Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the latest Android SDK 4.0. To accommodate their extensive new coverage, they’ve split the book into two volumes. Volume I focuses on Android essentials, including setting up your development environment, understanding the application lifecycle, designing effective user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your mobile app development process-from design through publishing. Every chapter has been thoroughly updated for the newest APIs, tools, utilities, and hardware. All sample code has been overhauled and tested on leading devices from multiple companies, and many new examples have been added. Drawing on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers, Darcey and Conder provide valuable new best practices-including powerful techniques for constructing more portable apps. This new edition contains full chapters on Android manifest files, content providers, effective app design, and testing; an all-new chapter on tackling compatibility issues; coverage of today’s most valuable new Android tools and utilities; and even more exclusive tips and tricks. An indispensable resource for every Android development team member.

This new edition covers:

  • Advanced app design with async processing, services, SQLite databases, content providers, intents, and notifications
  • Sophisticated UI development, including input gathering via gestures and voice recognition
  • Developing accessible and internationalized mobile apps
  • Maximizing integrated search, cloud-based services, and other exclusive Android features
  • Leveraging Android 4.0 APIs for networking, web, location services, the camera, telephony, and hardware sensors
  • Building richer apps with 2D/3D graphics (OpenGL ES and RenderScript), animation, and the Android NDK
  • Tracking app usage patterns with Google Analytics
  • Streamlining testing with the Android Debug Bridge

Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition

This book is an indispensable resource for every intermediate- to advanced-level Java developer now participating in Android development and for every seasoned mobile developer who wants to take full advantage of the newest Android platform and hardware.

Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, 3rd Edition has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the latest Android SDK 4.0. To accommodate their extensive new coverage, they’ve split the book into two volumes. Volume I focuses on Android essentials, including setting up your development environment, understanding the application lifecycle, designing effective user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your mobile app development process-from design through publishing. Every chapter has been thoroughly updated for the newest APIs, tools, utilities, and hardware. All sample code has been overhauled and tested on leading devices from multiple companies, and many new examples have been added. Drawing on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers, Darcey and Conder provide valuable new best practices-including powerful techniques for constructing more portable apps. This new edition contains full chapters on Android manifest files, content providers, effective app design, and testing; an all-new chapter on tackling compatibility issues; coverage of today’s most valuable new Android tools and utilities; and even more exclusive tips and tricks. An indispensable resource for every Android development team member.

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