Professional Android 2 Application Development, 2nd Edition
By Reto Meier
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 480

Build unique mobile applications with the latest Android SDK

Written by an Android authority, this up-to-date resource showsyou how to leverage the features of Android 2 to enhance existingproducts or create innovative new ones. Serving as a hands-on guideto building mobile apps using Android, the book walks you through aseries of sample projects that introduces you to Android's newfeatures and techniques. Using the explanations and examplesincluded in these pages, you'll acquire the foundation needed towrite compelling mobile applications that use Android, along withthe flexibility to quickly adapt to future enhancements.

Professional Android 2 Application Development:

  • Reviews Android as a development platform and┬┐bestpractices for mobile development

  • Provides an in-depth look at the Android applicationcomponents

  • Details creating layouts and Views to produce compellingresolution independent user interfaces

  • Examines Intents and Content Providers for sharing data

  • Introduces techniques for creating map-based applications andusing location-based services such as GPS

  • Looks at how to create and use background Services,Notifications, and Alarms

  • Demonstrates how to create interactive homescreen components

  • Explores the Bluetooth, telephony, and networking APIs

  • Examines using hardware, including the camera and sensors suchas the compass and accelerometers

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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