Exploit the rich set of Android sensors to build fully aware apps
If you want to create truly amazing apps for Android, you must know how to take advantage of all of its capabilities. This book helps you achieve this by arming you with the knowledge and code you need to put Android's sensors to good use. From determining the smartphone's location and interpreting physical sensors to handling images, audio, and recognizing speech, you'll learn how to effectively apply the sensor- related APIs. With this information, you'll not only save time during the development process but you'll also be able to build fully featured apps that integrate new levels of interaction and automation.
Professional Android Sensor Programming:
Shows various ways to implement location tracking and proximity alerts
Uncovers the physics behind the physical sensors available in the SensorManager API so you can know how to apply them appropriately
Shows algorithm code to interpret noisy sensor data and detect changes
Demonstrates how to measure device properties like orientation and movement, as well as environmental properties like relative altitude
Explores using Android Open Accessory (AOA) to access external sensors
Describes Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and its APIs
Provides image and signal processing code to detect patterns captured by the camera and microphone
Exposes all components required to create reliable, user-friendly, speech-enabled apps using Android Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech APIs
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