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6 Remote Warehouse Computers Reference- General

Developing Android on Android: Automate Your Device with Scripts and Tasks

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Become an Android power user and get the most out of your Android phone or tablet! You'll find out how to take advantage of this completely open, tinker-friendly platform and personalize your phone or tablet's look and feel--even if you have no programming experience. You'll customize your phone's home screen and apps, and then create a series of tasks that automate your device in unique and interesting ways, from creating your own talking clock to having Android sound an alert when approaching a specific geographic location. It's something that only the open nature of the Android operating system can offer.

You'll be far more productive with the fully customized mobile experience that you'll create using this book.

You'll start by learning how to change the look and feel of your home screen. You'll leverage Android applications that enhance everything from visual multitasking to creating custom information home screens. You'll personalize the way you work with applications, and learn a new and interactive way to use an Android headset.

Next, you'll create your own custom mobile workflows using task-driven event software. You'll create triggers for actions that offer alerts, then go further by crafting sophisticated scripts in Python and Ruby. You'll take the leap into full-blown Android application development by learning how to code, compile, and execute truly native Android programs entirely on your phone or tablet.

You'll practice your new customization skills in a step-by-step walkthrough for building a Pomodoro widget. Then you'll combine the power of task-driven workflows with Python scripts to have your Android device speak new email messages, post to Twitter just using your voice, and track your Android's location via instant messaging. And you'll create programs using graphic interfaces that you can create and execute on your device--no PC required.

What You Need

An Android smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or higher.

Synopsis:

Take advantage of the open, tinker-friendly Android platform and make your device work the way you want it to. Quickly create Android tasks, scripts, and programs entirely on your Android device--no PC required. Learn how to build your own innovative Android programs and workflows with tools you can run on Android itself, and tailor the Android default user interface to match your mobile lifestyle needs. Apply your favorite scripting language to rapidly develop programs that speak the time and battery level, alert you to important events or locations, read your new email to you, and much more.

Take charge of your Android phone or tablet by creating your own programs and scripts to make your device work for you. Developing Android on Android will teach you how to use the latest cutting-edge technologies to tailor your Android experience to your mobile lifestyle.

Write scripts that listen to your voice and post spoken tweets on Twitter. Track your phone's status and have it report its location every ten minutes via an instant message. Query and listen to weather forecasts with the click of a headset button. Have system notifications and new SMS messages automatically read to you. Design your own application launcher with a look and behavior that can be dynamically modified depending on the scripts and applications you execute.

With step-by-step instructions throughout, you'll master how to develop your own custom applications. And because you'll be using programming tools on your Android, you can change and improve your programs at any time. You'll build new Android programs and task-driven on-board workflows faster than any traditional Android development environment could hope to match!

What You Need

An Android smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or higher.

About the Author

Mike Riley has been a technology enthusiast, developer and writer for over 25 years and has written for Connected World, DevPro Connections, Dr Dobbs, iPhone Life, Make and Software Development magazines. For more information, visit his website at www.mikeriley.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781937785543
Subtitle:
Automate Your Device with Scripts and Tasks
Author:
Riley, Mike
Publisher:
Pragmatic Bookshelf
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
android;geo;mobile;native;native apps;programming;scripting;tips;tricks
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20131125
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Java
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » Android

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"Synopsis" by , Take advantage of the open, tinker-friendly Android platform and make your device work the way you want it to. Quickly create Android tasks, scripts, and programs entirely on your Android device--no PC required. Learn how to build your own innovative Android programs and workflows with tools you can run on Android itself, and tailor the Android default user interface to match your mobile lifestyle needs. Apply your favorite scripting language to rapidly develop programs that speak the time and battery level, alert you to important events or locations, read your new email to you, and much more.

Take charge of your Android phone or tablet by creating your own programs and scripts to make your device work for you. Developing Android on Android will teach you how to use the latest cutting-edge technologies to tailor your Android experience to your mobile lifestyle.

Write scripts that listen to your voice and post spoken tweets on Twitter. Track your phone's status and have it report its location every ten minutes via an instant message. Query and listen to weather forecasts with the click of a headset button. Have system notifications and new SMS messages automatically read to you. Design your own application launcher with a look and behavior that can be dynamically modified depending on the scripts and applications you execute.

With step-by-step instructions throughout, you'll master how to develop your own custom applications. And because you'll be using programming tools on your Android, you can change and improve your programs at any time. You'll build new Android programs and task-driven on-board workflows faster than any traditional Android development environment could hope to match!

What You Need

An Android smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or higher.
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