In Android Programming Succinctly, Ryan Hodson provides a useful overview of the Android application lifecycle. Topics ranging from creating a UI to adding widgets and embedding fragments are covered, and he provides plenty of links to Android documentation along the way. Each chapter is conveniently more » summarized to ensure you get the most out of reading the book, and summaries include helpful suggestions for expanding your abilities in this growing app market. « less
The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience.
Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and more » APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond.
Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development. « less
Master the future of mobile devices in wearable technology
ABOUT THIS BOOK
* Mastering Android Wear Development is a complete guide to wearable technology for experienced Android developers
* Notifications, voice input, coping with round screens – all the key challenges of wearable technology are covered
* This book describes not just how to write code for more » wearables, but also how to think about wearable technology and design apps that work well with the physical limitations of wearable devices
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
This book is for application developers (the web, mobile, and desktop) who are interested in building new wearable apps, and mobile developers who already have apps on iTunes or Google Play Store and are looking to provide Android Wear support for their existing Android or iOS apps.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
* Understand the Wearable computing technology
* Set up a development environment to build Android Wear apps using Android Studio
* Master the Android Wear SDK and APIs
* Understand the UI patterns and UX principles to build Android Wear apps
* Work with the different form factors of wearable devices (round and square)
* Take advantage of the sensors available on Android Wear devices
* Develop Android Wear sample apps
* Communicate between Android mobile and Android Wear apps
* Get to know the steps involved in publishing Android Wear apps to the Play store
Wearable technology is the future of mobile devices. It looks set to be a breakthrough technology, just like the iPad was before it. With the Apple Watch being widely regarded as a success, all eyes are now on Google to provide a similar device for its users. Keep your skills ahead of the competition and be one of the first to fully understand this powerful new trend. This book will give you a very solid understanding of the philosophy, thought process, development details, and methodologies involved in building well-designed, robust Android Wear applications.
We cover the advantages and disadvantages of the wearable computing paradigm and provide a good foundational knowledge for you to build practical, real-world wearable apps. You will learn about the various tools, platforms, libraries, SDKs, and technology needed to build Android Wear apps. By the end of the book, you will be an expert in building Android wearable apps.
STYLE AND APPROACH
This one-stop professional tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to begin designing and developing applications for this exciting new technology. Every step from development through testing to deployment is explained in depth. « less
Over 100 recipes to help you solve the most common problems faced by Android Developers today
***** About This Book *****
* Find the answers to your common Android programming problems, from set up to security, to help you deliver better applications, faster
* Uncover the latest features of Android Marshmallow to make your applications stand out
* Get up to speed with Android Studio 1.4 more » - the first Android Studio based on the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains
***** Who This Book Is For *****
If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you can benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you'll want to keep at your desk for a quick reference to solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects.
***** What You Will Learn *****
* Along with Marshmallow, get hands-on working with Google's new Android Studio IDE
* Develop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support library
* Master Android programming best practices from the recipes
* Create exciting and engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimedia
* Work through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project faster
* Keep your app responsive (and prevent ANRs) with examples on the AsynchTask class
* Utilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app.
* Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications for your users
* Get a better understanding of the Android framework through detailed explanations
***** In Detail *****
The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world; there has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community!
This “cookbook” will make it easy for you to jump to a topic of interest and get what you need to implement the feature in your own application. If you are new to Android and learn best by “doing,” then this book will provide many topics of interest.
Starting with the basics of Android development, we move on to more advanced concepts, and we'll guide you through common tasks developers struggle to solve. The first few chapters cover the basics including Activities, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we cover fragments and data storage (including SQLite), device sensors, the camera, and GPS. Then we move on more advanced topics such as graphics and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and Internet functionality with Volley. We'll also demonstrate Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also known as Push Notifications) using the Google API Library.
Finally, we'll take a look at several online services designed especially for Android development. Take your application big-time with full Internet web services without having to become a server admin by leveraging the power of Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers.
***** Style and approach *****
This book progresses from the fundamentals of Android Development to more advanced concepts, with recipes to solve the most common problems faced by developers. This cookbook makes it easy to jump to specific topics of interest, where you'll find simple steps to implement the solution and get a clear explanation of how it works. « less
Problems and Solutions for Android Developers. Covers Android Nougat 7.0
This cookbook doesn't just teach you how to build Android apps; it also gives you the recipes you need to build real-world applications. Written by the author of the best-selling Java Cookbook, and with contributions from many members of the Android community, this book shows you how to do everything: more » working with multitouch, dealing with the phone (and the camera, accelerometer, GPS, and other built-in devices), working with web services, packaging an app for sale in the Android Market, and more.
This revised second edition includes new recipes on JSON, material design, and Android Studio IDE. If this book doesn't show you how to do it, you probably don't need it. The Android is gradually overtaking the iPhone as the hottest platform in mobile computing. Make sure you're on the bandwagon. « less
Battle-Tested Strategies for Storing, Managing, and Sharing Android Data
“Android™ Database Best Practices goes well beyond API documentation to offer strategic advice about how to handle data in an Android application and the tools needed to develop productively. This arms the developer with a trove more » of solutions to nearly any problem an application may face involving data. Mastering the concepts in this book are therefore essential for any developer who wants to create professional Android applications.”
–Greg Milette, Android developer, Gradison Technologies, Inc.
This is the first guide to focus on one of the most critical aspects of Android development: how to efficiently store, retrieve, manage, and share information from your app’s internal database. Through real-world code examples, which you can use in your own apps, you’ll learn how to take full advantage of SQLite and the database-related classes on Android.
A part of Addison-Wesley’s Android™ Deep Dive series for experienced Android developers, Android Database Best Practices draws on Adam Stroud’s extensive experience leading cutting-edge app projects.
Stroud reviews the core database theory and SQL techniques you need to efficiently build, manipulate, and read SQLite databases. He explores SQLite in detail, illuminates Android’s APIs for database interaction, and shares modern best practices for working with databases in the Android environment.
Through a complete case study, you’ll learn how to design your data access layer to simplify all facets of data management and avoid unwanted technical debt. You’ll also find detailed solutions for common challenges in building data-enabled Android apps, including issues associated with threading, remote data access, and showing data to users. Extensive, up-to-date sample code is available for download at github.com/android-database-best-practices/device-database.
* Discover how SQLite database differs from other relational databases
* Use SQL DDL to add structure to a database, and use DML to manipulate data
* Define and work with SQLite data types
* Persist highly structured data for fast, efficient access
* Master Android classes for create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations and database queries
* Share data within or between apps via content providers
* Master efficient UI strategies for displaying data, while accounting for threading issues
* Use Android’s Intents API to pass data between activities when starting a new activity or service
* Achieve two-way communication between apps and remote web APIs
* Manage the complexities of app-to-server communication, and avoid common problems
* Use Android’s new Data Binding API to write less code and improve performance « less
* Create efficient object interaction patterns for faster and more efficient Android development
* Get into efficient and fast app development and start making money from your android apps
* Implement industry-standard design patterns and best practices to reduce your app development more » time drastically
Are you an Android developer with some experience under your belt? Are you wondering how the experts create efficient and good-looking apps? Then your wait will end with this book! We will teach you about different Android development patterns that will enable you to write clean code and make your app stand out from the crowd.
The book starts by introducing the Android development environment and exploring the support libraries. You will gradually explore the different design and layout patterns and get to know the best practices of how to use them together. Then you'll then develop an application that will help you grasp activities, services, and broadcasts and their roles in Android development.
Moving on, you will add user-detecting classes and APIs such as gesture detection, touch screen listeners, and sensors to your app. You will also learn to adapt your app to run on tablets and other devices and platforms, including Android Wear, auto, and TV. Finally, you will see how to connect your app to social media and explore deployment patterns as well as the best publishing and monetizing practices.
The book will start by introducing the Android development environment and exploring the support libraries. You will gradually explore the different Design and layout patterns and learn the best practices on how to use them together. You will then develop an application that will help you grasp Activities, Services and Broadcasts and their roles in Android development. Moving on, you will add user detecting classes and APIs such as at gesture detection, touch screen listeners and sensors to our app. You will also learn to adapt your app to run on tablets and other devices and platforms, including Android Wear, Auto, and TV. Finally, you will learn to connect your app to social media and explore deployment patterns and best publishing and monetizing practices.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
* Build a simple app and run it on real and emulated devices
* Explore the WYSIWYG and XML approaches to material design provided within Android Studio
* Detect user activities by using touch screen listeners, gesture detection, and reading sensors
* Apply transitions and shared elements to employ elegant animations and efficiently use the minimal screen space of mobile devices
* Develop apps that automatically apply the best layouts for different devices by using designated directories
* Socialize in the digital word by connecting your app to social media
* Make your apps available to the largest possible audience with the AppCompat support library
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kyle Mew has been programming since the early eighties and has written for several technology websites. He has also written three radio plays and three other books on Android development.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Design Patterns
2. Creational Patterns
3. Material Patterns
4. Layout Patterns
5. Structural Patterns
6. Activating Patterns
7. Combining Patterns
8. Composing Patterns
9. Observing Patterns
10. Behavioral Patterns
11. Wearable Patterns
12. Social Patterns
13. Distribution Patterns « less
The book contains some recipes of the Android application development and examples, it considers the work in the Eclipse IDE and the Android Studio IDE, as well as the development of mobile websites and hybrid mobile applications
Build fast and efficient Android apps that run as reliably as clockwork in a multi-device world
***** About This Book *****
* Wide coverage of various topics that help in developing optimal applications
* Explore the concepts of Advanced Native Coding in depth
* A must-have for professional-standard Android developers for whom performance failures and the sloppy use of resources are simply more » unacceptable
***** Who This Book Is For *****
This book is aimed at developers with an advanced knowledge of Android and who want to test their skills and learn new techniques to increase the performance of their applications. We assume they are comfortable working with the entire Android SDK, and have been doing it for a few years. They need to be familiar with frameworks such as NDK to use native code, which is crucial for app performance
***** What You Will Learn *****
* Create Android applications that squeeze the most from the limited resource capacity of devices
* Swap code that isn't performing
* Efficient memory management by identifying problems such as leaks
* Reap the benefits of multithreaded and asynchronous programming
* Maximize the security and encryption mechanisms natively provided by Android
* Perform efficient network operations and techniques to retrieve data from servers
* Master the NDK to write native code that can perform faster operations
***** In Detail *****
Performant applications are one of the key drivers of success in the mobile world. Users may abandon an app if it runs slowly. Learning how to build applications that balance speed and performance with functionality and UX can be a challenge; however, it's now more important than ever to get that balance right.
Android High Performance will start you thinking about how to wring the most from any hardware your app is installed on, so you can increase your reach and engagement. The book begins by providing an introduction to state–of-the-art Android techniques and the importance of performance in an Android application. Then, we will explain the Android SDK tools regularly used to debug and profile Android applications. We will also learn about some advanced topics such as building layouts, multithreading, networking, and security. Battery life is one of the biggest bottlenecks in applications; and this book will show typical examples of code that exhausts battery life, how to prevent this, and how to measure battery consumption from an application in every kind of situation to ensure your apps don't drain more than they should.
This book explains techniques for building optimized and efficient systems that do not drain the battery, cause memory leaks, or slow down with time.
***** Style and approach *****
The book follows a tutorial-based approach to take the reader from the basic fundamentals of debugging to advanced performance-improvement concepts. « less
Useful code snippets and recipes using Android 7.0 and more
Discover more than 100 down-to-earth code recipes, covering a wide range of useful topics using complete and real-world working code examples. This book is updated to include the Android N SDK (7.0), as well as earlier releases.
Crammed with insightful instruction and helpful examples, this fifth more » edition of Android Recipes is your guide to writing apps for one of today’s hottest mobile platforms. It offers pragmatic advice that will help you get the job done quickly and well. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch.
Instead of abstract descriptions of complex concepts, inAndroid Recipesyou'll find live code examples. When you start a new project you can consider copying and pasting the code and configuration files from this book and then modifying them for your own customization needs.
What You'll Learn
* Code for Android smartphones and tablets
* Use external libraries to save time and effort
* Boost app performance by using the Android NDK and RenderScript
* Design apps for performance, responsiveness, and seamlessness
* Send data between devices and other external hardware
* Persist application data and share it between applications
* Capture and play back various device media items
* Communicate with web services
* Get the most out of your user interface
Who This Book Is For
All Android app developers. « less