By Reto Meier

Construct detailed cellular functions with the newest Android SDK

Written through an Android authority, this updated source exhibits you ways to leverage the good points of Android 2 to augment present items or create cutting edge new ones. Serving as a hands-on consultant to construction cellular apps utilizing Android, the e-book walks you thru a chain of pattern tasks that introduces you to Android's new positive aspects and methods. utilizing the reasons and examples incorporated in those pages, you'll gather the basis had to write compelling cellular purposes that use Android, besides the pliability to fast adapt to destiny improvements.

Professional Android 2 program improvement:
* studies Android as a improvement platform and top practices for cellular development
* offers an in-depth examine the Android program components
* information developing layouts and perspectives to provide compelling solution autonomous consumer interfaces
* Examines Intents and content material prone for sharing data
* Introduces strategies for growing map-based purposes and utilizing location-based prone similar to GPS
* seems to be at find out how to create and use historical past providers, Notifications, and Alarms
* Demonstrates tips on how to create interactive homescreen components
* Explores the Bluetooth, telephony, and networking APIs
* Examines utilizing undefined, together with the digicam and sensors akin to the compass and accelerometers

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A software development kit used to create applications, including tools, plug-ins, and documentation. What really makes Android compelling is its open philosophy, which ensures that you can fix any deficiencies in user interface or native application design by writing an extension or replacement. Android Native Android Applications ❘ 5 provides you, as a developer, with the opportunity to create mobile phone interfaces and applications designed to look, feel, and function exactly as you imagine them.

After learning about the building blocks of Android applications, you’ll be introduced to the different types of applications you can create, and you’ll start to understand some of the design considerations that should go into developing applications for mobile devices. 2 Getting Started WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER? ➤ How to install the Android SDK, create a development environment, and debug your projects. ➤ Understanding mobile design considerations and the importance of optimizing for speed and efficiency and designing for small screens and mobile data connections.

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