An essential stockpile of ready-to-use, unique Android recipes
Covering the scope of multiple Android releases through Android 4.1, this essential reference is a must-have collection of ready-to-use Android recipes. Each chapter contains various recipes that address common everyday challenges and features a task description, followed by the solution(s) available, and a customizable, stand-alone project file that illustrates the use of the recipe. Packed with almost 100 recipes, this helpful book serves as your resource to successful solutions.
Here are some of the helpful recipes and solutions you'll find in Android Application Development Cookbook:
Programmatically Registering a Broadcast Receiver, Auto-Launching Your Application at Boot Time, Calling Built-In Apps, Making Your Application Callable By Others
User Interface, Views, and Lists
Implementing a Star Rating System, Loading from an Assets Folder, Displaying Context and Options Menus, Displaying Dialogs, Implementing Paging, Customizing the ListView, Animating the Changing 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, Monitoring Outgoing SMS Messages, Intercepting Incoming SMS Messages, Consuming XML Web Services, Creating a Socket Server, Creating a Socket Client, Creating a Bluetooth Chat Application, Finding a User-Friendly Address Using Reverse Geocoding and Vice Versa
Location-Based Data Services
Obtaining Geographical Location Using GPS, Wi-Fi, or Cellular Networks, Location Data Logging, Capturing Pictures with the Camera, Switching on the Flashlight, Capturing Barcodes
Saving and Loading User Preferences, Creating a Preference Screen, Saving Files to the Data Directory, Saving Files to the Cache Directory, Saving Files to External Storage, Attaching Files to Your Project
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