High Performance Android Apps
Improve Ratings with Speed, Optimizations, and Testing
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2015
Pages: 264

Unique and clever ideas are important when building a hot-selling Android app, but the real drivers for success are speed, efficiency, and power management. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the major performance issues confronting Android app developers, and the tools you need to diagnose problems early.

Customers are finally realizing that apps have a major role in the performance of their Android devices. Author Doug Sillars not only shows you how to use Android-specific testing tools from companies including Google, Qualcomm, and AT&T, but also helps you explore potential remedies. You’ll discover ways to build apps that run well on all 19,000 Android device types in use.

  • Understand how performance issues affect app sales and retention
  • Build an Android device lab to maximize UI, functional, and performance testing
  • Improve the way your app interacts with device hardware
  • Optimize your UI for fast rendering, scrolling, and animations
  • Track down memory leaks and CPU issues that affect performance
  • Upgrade communications with the server, and learn how your app performs on slower networks
  • Apply Real User Monitoring (RUM) to ensure that every device is delivering the optimal user experience
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    Comments about oreilly High Performance Android Apps:

    This is a pretty good but covering a dry topic. It's all very useful and necessary though.

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    Every Android developer should read this

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      Comments about oreilly High Performance Android Apps:

      Great Android book, each section is well written and contains useful information that can help improve performance. The tips given in the book are very useful, some of them I was already using, but some were new for me. I highly recommend it!

       
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      10/10: a must read for serious android developers

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        Comments about oreilly High Performance Android Apps:

        A must read for anyone who wants to write good Android apps. It teaches you how to diagnose and optimize your java code so your overall app usage of phone hardware (battery, screen, cpu and network) is as light as possible. The book is easy to read, hands on, and quite up to date.

         
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        An excellent read

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        Basically a good book with a lot of content I've not seen elsewhere. I reviewed an early release unfinished copy which had clearly not been proof read. I'd like to see more detail and examples.

        Not for the novice.

        Overall a good book and I'm sure I'll use it as a reference.

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