Android Application Development Cookbook - Second Edition

Over a hundred recipes that can assist you remedy the most typical difficulties confronted by means of Android builders today

About This Book

  • Find the solutions in your universal Android programming difficulties, from manage to defense, that can assist you carry larger purposes, faster
  • Uncover the most recent gains of Android Marshmallow to make your functions stand out
  • Get on top of things with Android Studio 1.4 - the 1st Android Studio in accordance with the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains

Who This publication Is For

If you're new to Android improvement and need to take a hands-on method of studying the framework, or while you are an skilled developer wanting transparent operating code to unravel the various demanding situations in Android improvement, you could take advantage of this booklet. both means, it is a source you want to hold at your table for a fast connection with clear up new difficulties as you take on more difficult projects.

What you are going to Learn

  • Along with Marshmallow, get hands-on operating with Google's new Android Studio IDE
  • Develop purposes utilizing the newest Android framework whereas retaining backward-compatibility with the aid library
  • Master Android programming top practices from the recipes
  • Create fascinating and interesting purposes utilizing wisdom received from recipes on photos, animations, and multimedia
  • Work via succinct steps on specifics to help you whole your undertaking faster
  • Keep your app responsive (and hinder ANRs) with examples at the AsynchTask class
  • Utilize Google Speech reputation APIs to your app.
  • Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications in your users
  • Get a greater figuring out of the Android framework via targeted explanations

In Detail

The Android OS has the biggest deploy base of any working method on the planet; there hasn't ever been a greater time to benefit Android improvement to jot down your personal purposes, or to make your personal contributions to the open resource community!

This “cookbook” will make it effortless so you might bounce to an issue of curiosity and get what you want to enforce the characteristic on your personal program. while you're new to Android and examine most sensible via “doing,” then this publication will supply many subject matters of interest.

Starting with the fundamentals of Android improvement, we circulate directly to extra complicated options, and we are going to advisor you thru universal projects builders fight to unravel. the 1st few chapters conceal the fundamentals together with actions, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we conceal fragments and knowledge garage (including SQLite), equipment sensors, the digicam, and GPS. Then we circulate on extra complex subject matters comparable to images and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and net performance with Volley. we will additionally display Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also referred to as Push Notifications) utilizing the Google API Library.

Finally, we are going to look at a number of on-line providers designed specially for Android improvement. Take your software big-time with complete web internet providers with no need to turn into a server admin through leveraging the facility of Backend as a provider (BaaS) providers.

Style and approach

This booklet progresses from the basics of Android improvement to extra complicated thoughts, with recipes to resolve the commonest difficulties confronted by means of builders. This cookbook makes it effortless to leap to precise themes of curiosity, the place you can find uncomplicated steps to enforce the answer and get a transparent rationalization of the way it works.

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