Professional Android 4 Application Development, 3rd Edition
By Reto Meier
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 864

Build unique smartphone and tablet applications with Android 4

Written by an Android authority, this up-to-date resource is an ideal guide to building mobile apps using the Android 4 SDK. It provides in-depth coverage, showing experienced Android developers how to take full advantage of new features, while covering the fundamentals that novice developers need to get started. Serving as a hands-on guide to building mobile apps using Android, the book walks you through a series of increasingly sophisticated projects, each introducing a new Android platform feature and highlighting the techniques and best practices that will help you write compelling Android apps.

Professional Android 4 Application Development:

  • Provides an in-depth look at the Android application components and their lifecycles

  • Explores Android UI metaphors, design philosophies, and UI APIs to create compelling user interfaces for phones, tablets, and TVs

  • Introduces techniques for creating map-based applications and using location-based services

  • Looks at how to create background services, Notifications, and Cloud To Device Messaging

  • Demonstrates how to create dynamic and interactive home screen Widgets and Live Wallpaper

  • Explores hardware and communication APIs, including Bluetooth, telephony, WiFi Direct, and NFC Beam

  • Examines the use of the camera and hardware sensors

  • Details the new animation framework and other user experience enhancements, including drag and drop, the Action Bar, and Fragments

  • Includes a new chapter on publishing your apps

  • Introduces the License Verification and In App Billing Services

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