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Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second Edition by Jeff Friesen, Dave Smith

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Chapter 7

Working with Libraries

Smart Android developers deliver their apps to market faster by taking advantage of libraries, which reduce development time by providing previously created and tested code. Developers may create and use their own libraries, use libraries created by others, or do both.

This chapter’s initial recipes show you how to create and use your own libraries. Subsequent recipes introduce you to Kidroid’s kiChart charting library for presenting bar, line, and pie charts; to IBM’s Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) library for implementing lightweight push messaging in your apps; and to Google’s Support Package, which offers various libraries that apps can use to access various new Android features on older Android ...

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