Android in Action, Third Edition is a comprehensive tutorial for Android developers. This fast-paced book puts you in the driver's seat -- you'll master the SDK, build WebKit apps using HTML 5, and even learn to extend or replace Android's built-in features by building useful and intriguing examples.
About the Technology
When it comes to mobile apps, Android can do almost anything, and with this book, so can you! Android, Google's popular mobile operating system and SDK for tablets and smart phones, is the broadest mobile platform available. It is Java-based, HTML5-aware, and loaded with the features today's mobile users demand.
About this Book
Android in Action, Third Edition takes you far beyond "Hello Android." You'll master the SDK, build WebKit apps using HTML 5, and even learn to extend or replace Android's built-in features. You'll find interesting examples on every page as you explore cross-platform graphics with RenderScript, the updated notification system, and the Native Development Kit. This book also introduces important tablet concepts like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the Action Bar, all new in Android 3.
Covers Android 3.x
SDK and WebKit development from the ground up
Driving a robot with Bluetooth and sensors
Image processing with Native C code
This book is written for hobbyists and developers. A background in Java is helpful. No prior experience with Android is assumed.
Table of Contents
PART 1 WHAT IS ANDROID? THE BIG PICTURE
Android's development environment
PART 2 EXERCISING THE ANDROID SDK
Intents and Services
Storing and retrieving data
Networking and web services
Notifications and alarms
Graphics and animation
1Location, location, location
PART 3 ANDROID APPLICATIONS
Putting Android to work in a field service application
Building Android applications in C
PART 4 THE MATURING PLATFORM
Bluetooth and sensors
Android web development
Android Native Development Kit
Android 3.0 action bar