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Professional Android 2 application development

Author: Reto Meier
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2010.
Series: Wrox professional guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Provides information on using Android 2 to build and enhance mobile applications, covering such topics as creating user interfaces, using intents, databases, creating and controlling services, creating app widgets, playing audio and video, telphony, and using sensors.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reto Meier
ISBN: 9780470565520 0470565527
OCLC Number: 477264671
Notes: "Wrox programmer to programmer"--Cover.
Revised edition of: Professional Android application development. c2009.
Includes index.
Description: xxxii, 543 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Hello, Android --
A Little Background --
What It Isn't --
An Open Platform for Mobile Development --
Native Android Applications --
Android SDK Features --
Introducing the Open Handset Alliance --
What Does Android Run On? --
Why Develop for Android? --
Introducing the Development Framework --
What Comes in the Box --
Summary --
2. Getting Started --
Developing for Android --
Developing for Mobile Devices --
To-Do List Example --
Android Development Tools --
Summary --
3. Creating Applications and Activities --
What Makes an Android Application? --
Introducing the Application Manifest --
Using the Manifest Editor --
The Android Application Life Cycle --
Understanding Application Priority and Process States --
Externalizing Resources --
A Closer Look at Android Activities --
Summary --
4. Creating User Interfaces --
Fundamental Android UI Design --
Introducing Views --
Introducing Layouts --
Creating New Views --
Creating and Using Menus --
Summary --
5. Intents, Broadcast R eceivers, Adapters, and the Internet --
Introducing Intents --
Introducing Adapters --
Using Internet Resources --
Introducing Dialogs --
Creating an Earthquake Viewer --
Summary --
6. Data Storage, Retrieval, and Sharing --
Android Techniques for Saving Data --
Saving Simple Application Data --
Saving and Loading Files --
Databases in Android --
Introducing Content Providers --
Summary --
7. Maps, Geocoding, : and Location-Based Services --
Using Location-Based Services --
Setting up the Emulator with Test Providers --
Selecting a Location Provider --
Finding Your Location --
Using Proximity Alerts --
Using the Geocoder --
Creating Map-Based Activities --
Mapping Earthquakes Example --
Summary --
8. Working in the Background --
Introducing Services --
Using Background Worker Threads --
Let's Make a Toast --
Introducing Notifications --
Using Alarms --
Using Alarms to Update Earthquakes --
Summary --
9. Peer-to-Peer Communication --
Introducing Android Instant Messaging --
Introducing SMS --
Summary --
10. Accessing Android Hardware --
Using the Media APIs --
Using the Camera --
Introducing the Sensor Manager --
Using the Accelerometer and Compass --
Android Telephony --
Using Bluetooth --
Managing Network and Wi-Fi Connections --
Controlling Device Vibration --
Summary --
11. Advanced Android Development --
Paranoid Android --
Using AIDL to Support IPC for Services --
Using Internet Services --
Building Rich User Interfaces --
Summary.
Series Title: Wrox professional guides.
Other Titles: Android 2 application development
Responsibility: Reto Meier.
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