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Learning Android™ Application Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Android Applications by Jorge Hernandez, Justin McLean, James Talbot

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8. Inviting Friends for a Ride: Social Network Integration

Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls.

Bob Weir, Grateful Dead

In the last chapter you explored how to make the On Your Bike application location aware by integrating the application with the location sensing capabilities of the device. You used the GPS capabilities of the device, as well as the WiFi and cell tower location information from Google. You also integrated the application with Google Maps.

Instagram has caught fire amongst mobile phone users simply because it easily allows them to share photos across many social networks including Google+, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and more. In this chapter, you will integrate the On Your Bike application with some of these ...

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