Android Application Development Cookbook
93 Recipes for Building Winning Apps
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: December 2012
Pages: 408

An essential stockpile of ready-to-use, unique Androidrecipes

Covering the scope of multiple Android releases through Android4.1, this essential reference is a must-have collection ofready-to-use Android recipes. Each chapter contains various recipesthat address common everyday challenges and features a taskdescription, followed by the solution(s) available, and acustomizable, stand-alone project file that illustrates the use ofthe recipe. Packed with almost 100 recipes, this helpful bookserves as your resource to successful solutions.

Here are some of the helpful recipes and solutions you'll findin Android Application Development Cookbook:

Android Fundamentals

Programmatically Registering a Broadcast Receiver,Auto-Launching Your Application at Boot Time, Calling Built-InApps, Making Your Application Callable By Others

User Interface, Views, and Lists

Implementing a Star Rating System, Loading from an AssetsFolder, Displaying Context and Options Menus, Displaying Dialogs,Implementing Paging, Customizing the ListView, Animating theChanging of Images Using the ImageSwitcher

Telephony, Messaging, and Networking

Blocking Outgoing Calls, Auto-Answering an Incoming Call,Getting the Phone Number, IMEI, and SIM Card ID, MonitoringOutgoing SMS Messages, Intercepting Incoming SMS Messages,Consuming XML Web Services, Creating a Socket Server, Creating aSocket Client, Creating a Bluetooth Chat Application, Finding aUser-Friendly Address Using Reverse Geocoding and Vice Versa

Location-Based Data Services

Obtaining Geographical Location Using GPS, Wi-Fi, or CellularNetworks, Location Data Logging, Capturing Pictures with theCamera, Switching on the Flashlight, Capturing Barcodes

Persisting Data

Saving and Loading User Preferences, Creating a PreferenceScreen, Saving Files to the Data Directory, Saving Files to theCache Directory, Saving Files to External Storage, Attaching Filesto Your Project

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