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  1. Android Application Development Cookbook - Second Edition
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  2. Android Application Development Cookbook - Second Edition

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Over 100 recipes to help you solve the most common problems faced by Android Developers today

About This Book

  • Find the answers to your common Android programming problems, from set up to security, to help you deliver better applications, faster
  • Uncover the latest features of Android Marshmallow to make your applications stand out
  • Get up to speed with Android Studio 1.4 - the first Android Studio based on the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains

Who This Book Is For

If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you can benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you'll want to keep at your desk for a quick reference to solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects.

What You Will Learn

  • Along with Marshmallow, get hands-on working with Google's new Android Studio IDE
  • Develop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support library
  • Master Android programming best practices from the recipes
  • Create exciting and engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimedia
  • Work through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project faster
  • Keep your app responsive (and prevent ANRs) with examples on the AsynchTask class
  • Utilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app.
  • Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications for your users
  • Get a better understanding of the Android framework through detailed explanations

In Detail

The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world; there has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community!

This “cookbook” will make it easy for you to jump to a topic of interest and get what you need to implement the feature in your own application. If you are new to Android and learn best by “doing,” then this book will provide many topics of interest.

Starting with the basics of Android development, we move on to more advanced concepts, and we'll guide you through common tasks developers struggle to solve. The first few chapters cover the basics including Activities, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we cover fragments and data storage (including SQLite), device sensors, the camera, and GPS. Then we move on more advanced topics such as graphics and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and Internet functionality with Volley. We'll also demonstrate Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also known as Push Notifications) using the Google API Library.

Finally, we'll take a look at several online services designed especially for Android development. Take your application big-time with full Internet web services without having to become a server admin by leveraging the power of Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers.

Style and approach

This book progresses from the fundamentals of Android Development to more advanced concepts, with recipes to solve the most common problems faced by developers. This cookbook makes it easy to jump to specific topics of interest, where you'll find simple steps to implement the solution and get a clear explanation of how it works.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781785886195
Edition
2nd Revised edition
ISBN
1785886193
Label
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
Manufacturer
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
NumberOfPages
428
PublicationDate
2016-03-31
Publisher
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
ReleaseDate
2016-03-31
Studio
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

GREAT Android development book! A rare combination of an easy to understand programming book that is also comprehensive in its coverage of Android app development. What I really like about the Android Application Development Cookbook is that it not only shows you the code for each cookbook recipe but then it goes through the code examples and explains exactly what each line does.Great way to learn Android/Java while creating usable programs. Outstanding!
Overall, I really like this book.
The recipes are very concise and easy to follow.

Only one drawback is, some recipes are not available for API 23+ because of Google's new policies.
In that kind of case, I would like to recommend using API 22 or lower emulator or device.
[Disclosure]I'm one of the technical reviewers of this book. The book covers all the basics of Android development and a few advanced topics which every developer faces when starting developing mobile applications. Each chapter discusses different parts of the framework in detail. It presents short recipes, how to solve common problems by introducing different parts of the Android framework. By combining most recipes in the end you will be able to write pretty complex applications. Those apps will incorporate different views, displaying data, geo-locations, checking for permissions, fetching data from servers and you will be able to integrate 3rd party services.

The book is a comprehensive list of recipes, each one - explains step by step a solution of a common problem. The explanation is supported with code example(s) and screen shots, which guide you through the process of implementation.

Different chapters discuss most important topics like - layouts and... Read more
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