Learning Android™ Application Programming will help you master modern Android programming by building a fully functional app from the ground up. Working with the Android 4.3 toolset, you’ll solve real-world problems faced by every Android developer and learn best practices for success with any mobile development project.
Ideal for developers who have little or no Android experience but have basic Java experience, this tutorial teaches through carefully structured exercises that address the entire development process. Leading Android developers James Talbot and Justin McLean guide you through building a real biking mobile app that can handle everything from mileage tracking to route planning. Each chapter builds your knowledge, step-by-step, and in the end you will have a complete, working app.
Along the way, you’ll gain hands-on experience with writing code that can run on the widest spectrum of devices while still leveraging Android’s newest features. You’ll also discover proven solutions for the occasionally messy realities of Android development, from inaccurate sensor data to inadequate device battery life–pitfalls that most other Android books ignore.
Learn how to
Set up your Android development environment on Windows or Mac operating systems
Quickly create a simple, working app that demonstrates basic Android principles
Master core building blocks, such as Activities, Intents, Services, and Resources
Build a functional user interface, and then make it more intuitive and usable
Professionally style your Android app
Make your app location-aware
Integrate social networking features
Build highly efficient threaded apps
Integrate database support to read and write data
Make your app run faster, while using less memory and power
Efficiently test and debug your app
Easily internationalize your app for multiple countries and languages
Sell your app through Google Play and the Amazon AppStore
Get all of this book’s sample code at www.androiddevbook.com/code.html.
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Download the free version of this book’s On Your Bike app from Google Play today.