About the Book :
The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Google's lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4, including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Beam, and more.
About the Author :
Reto Meier is Google's lead Android Developer Advocate for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Reto's development approach is focused on delivering intuitive applications with compelling user interfaces, optimally designed for the working environment of end users. His blog posts and tutorials regularly appear on the official Android Developer blog as well as his own blog. With over 5.5k followers on Twitter he has developed a strong social network following.
Interesting Facts :
The market growth of Google Android devices now far outpaces Apple.The Android 4 release brings the power of Android to both smartphones and the hot tablet computing market.Builds on Meier's bestselling Pro Android 2, which has sold more than 20,000 copies.The author shows how to use the features of each Android API through a series of fully worked examples.The book also covers advanced Android functionality such as OpenGL and native development.
INTRODUCTION Hello, Android Getting Started Creating Applications and Activities Building User Interfaces Intents and Broadcast Receivers Using Internet Resources Files, Saving State, and Preferences Databases and Content Providers Working in the Background Expanding the User Experience Advanced User Experience Hardware Sensors Maps, Geocoding, and Location-Based Services Invading the Home Screen Audio, Video, and Using the Camera Bluetooth, NFC, Networks, and Wi-Fi Telephony and SMS Advanced Android Development Monetizing, Promoting, and Distributing Applications INDEX
|Title:||Professional Android 4 Application Development||Publisher:||Wiley India Pvt Ltd|
|No. of Pages:||864|
Bought this book some days back and read more than halfway through it. It covers mobile apps right from the basics. The code examples are easy to go through and work with ADT setup. Covers latest Android version which is the best thing. Pretty sure that when I read it complete, it will definitely raise my Android development skills a lot.
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