Beginning Android 4 Application Development
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Released: February 2012
Pages: 560

Quickly learn how to develop applications for Android 4 smartphones and tablets!

With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android operating system to both smartphone and tablet computing. This full-color guide teaches everything you'll need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications. The book addresses all the fundamentals, including user interfaces, networking, SMS messaging, databases, location-based services, and deployment. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee covers it all and puts you well on your way to successful Android application development and deployment.

Beginning Android 4 Application Development:

  • Explains how to adapt to display orientation, understand the components of a screen, and handle user interface notifications

  • Explains the various elements that go into designing your user interface using views such as TextView, ProgressBar, AutoCompleteTextView, TimePicker, ListView, and more

  • Demonstrates how to display pictures and menus with views

  • Shows how to use a content provider and create your own content provider

  • Demonstrates how to put long running tasks in separate threads

  • Builds an application that tracks locations using SMS messaging

  • Demonstrates how to use JSON and Sockets programming to build your own chat application

  • Helps you prepare your Android application for the Android Market

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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