Professional Android Sensor Programming
By Greg Milette, Adam Stroud
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: May 2012
Pages: 484

Exploit the rich set of Android sensors to build fully awareapps

If you want to create truly amazing apps for Android, you mustknow how to take advantage of all of its capabilities. This bookhelps you achieve this by arming you with the knowledge and codeyou need to put Android's sensors to good use. From determining thesmartphone's location and interpreting physical sensors to handlingimages, audio, and recognizing speech, you'll learn how toeffectively apply the sensor- related APIs. With this information,you'll not only save time during the development process but you'llalso be able to build fully featured apps that integrate new levelsof interaction and automation.

Professional Android Sensor Programming:

  • Shows various ways to implement location tracking and proximityalerts

  • Uncovers the physics behind the physical sensors available inthe SensorManager API so you can know how to apply themappropriately

  • Shows algorithm code to interpret noisy sensor data and detectchanges

  • Demonstrates how to measure device properties like orientationand movement, as well as environmental properties like relativealtitude

  • Explores using Android Open Accessory (AOA) to access externalsensors

  • Describes Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and itsAPIs

  • Provides image and signal processing code to detect patternscaptured by the camera and microphone

  • Exposes all components required to create reliable,user-friendly, speech-enabled apps using Android Speech Recognitionand Text-to-Speech APIs

Wrox Professional guides are written by working developers toaddress everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions,and expert education in new technologies, all designed to helpprogrammers do a better job.

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