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The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK by Nelson To, James Steele

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11. Advanced Android Development

This chapter is a collection of advanced techniques that are useful to make an application more robust, faster, and in some cases, to improve the user interface. First, an example of customizing an Android standard view is shown. Then, the Native Development Kit (NDK) is introduced as a method for reducing overhead and improving time on complex computations. Android security is then discussed. Next, a way to do inter-process communication between two different processes is presented. This is followed by data backup to the cloud, which is a feature introduced in Android 2.2. Finally, some techniques for user interface animation are shown.

Android Custom View

As discussed in Chapter 4, “User Interface Layout,” ...

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