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This book provides concise and compelling examples. It is an updated and expanded guide that lets developers quickly construct real-world mobile applications for Android phones using version 2.1 of the Android SDK.Some of the most important features introduced (or significantly revised for version 2) include:Creating widgets, Live Folders, and Live Wallpaper.Revised Bluetooth, telephony, and networking APIs.Revised Sensor API for using the accelerometer and compass.An updated look at how to create and use background Services and Alarms.Using the camera, microphone, and multimedia servicesAn expanded look at external resourcesUsing the new Contacts API
About the Author :
Reto Meier is a software developer with over 10 years experience in GUI application design and development. After earning an honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia, Reto spent several years writing software on offshore facilities, before the investment banking industry. Reto's development approach is focused on delivering intuitive applications with compelling user interfaces, optimally designed for the working environment of end users.Always interested in emerging technologies, Reto has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. In his spare time, he tinkers with a wide range of development platforms including WPF and Google's plethora of developer tools. His tutorials regularly appear on official Google blogs and Google Blogoscoped, as well as his own blog. Reto grew up in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to London in 2005 where he now lives with his wife. Reto is currently an Android Developer Advocate at Google.
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Update of Bestselling Title - This update to Worx's bestselling Professional Android Application Development will cover the new features in the latest release of the Android mobile platform.Authoritative Author - Written by Reto Meier, a well known Android developer and Google's Android Developer Advocate.Rapidly Growing Market - With new Android handsets becoming available worldwide and anticipated market share increases of over 900%, more and more developers are seeking information on Android development.
INTRODUCTION.CHAPTER 1 Hello, Android.CHAPTER 2 Getting Started.CHAPTER 3 Creating Applications and Activities.CHAPTER 4 Creating User Interfaces.CHAPTER 5 Intents, Broadcast Receivers, Adapters, and the Internet.CHAPTER 6 Files, Saving State, and Preferences.CHAPTER 7 Databases and Content Providers.CHAPTER 8 Maps, Geocoding, and Location-Based Services.CHAPTER 9 Working in the Background.CHAPTER 10 Invading the Phone-Top.CHAPTER 11 Audio, Video, and Using the Camera.CHAPTER 12 Telephony and SMS.CHAPTER 13 Bluetooth, Networks, andWi-Fi.CHAPTER 14 Sensors.CHAPTER 15 Advanced Android Development.INDEX.
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