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Android in Practice by Michael Galpin, Charlie Collins, Matthias Kaeppler

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Chapter 11. Appeal to the senses using multimedia

In this chapter

  • Detecting a device’s capabilities
  • Playing back multimedia files
  • Using the camera
  • Recording audio and video

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

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The Android Market is a vibrant and diverse bazaar of applications and games. You can find applications for listening to music, editing photos, and broadcasting videos among others with a focus on multimedia of one type or another. Obviously, if you want to build an application with a similar focus, then you’ll need to master many of Android’s multimedia APIs. But what if you don’t? What if you’re among the many developers whose applications will ...

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