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Android Programming: Pushing the Limitsby Erik Hellman
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Unleash the power of the Android OS and build the kinds of brilliant, innovative apps users love to use
If you already know your way around the Android OS and can build a simple Android app in under an hour, this book is for you. If you’re itching to see just how far you can push it and discover what Android is really capable of, it’s for you. And if you’re ready to learn how to build advanced, intuitive, innovative apps that are a blast to use, this book is definitely for you.
From custom views and advanced multi-touch gestures, to integrating online web services and exploiting the latest geofencing and activity recognition features, ace Android developer, Erik Hellman, delivers expert tips, tricks and little-known techniques for pushing the Android envelope so you can:
Optimize your components for the smoothest user experience possible
Learn how to unleash the power of Android and transform your apps from good to great in Android Programming: Pushing the Limits.
Turn your Android app from good to great using this innovative book!
As the world's most popular mobile platform, Google's Android is constantly improving and this latest version is the fastest and smoothest yet. However, despite Android's popularity, few books exist offering the details that Android developers want to know in order to write innovative applications...until now. Pushing the limits of typical Android programming, this ingenious book shows you how to maximize the potential of the Android market. In no time, you'll be writing unique Android applications using these tips, tricks, and techniques!
Android Programming: Pushing the Limits shows you how to unleash the power of Android today!
Do you want to write applications that millions of users will love? The main thing that sets a good app apart from a great one is an innovative, beautiful, and intuitive user interface.
Android Programming: Pushing the Limits is packed with techniques for experienced developers to push the boundaries of the Android 4.1 SDK. Benefit from tips & tricks for making beautiful applications that delight users with speed and ease of use. Move beyond the standard widgets and learn how to combine them to make your own custom views.
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Learn from the experts and truly unleash the power of Android!
About the Author
Erik Hellman is currently working as a senior mobile consultant at Factor10. He previously worked as research engineer and lead software architect at Sony Mobile where he specializes in mobile apps, web technologies, cloud & enterprise services and 3D graphics. Erik is a regular speaker at DroidCon, JFokus, JavaOne and other major developer conferences.
Table of Contents
Part I Building a Better Foundation 7
Chapter 1 Fine-Tuning Your Development Environment 9
Chapter 2 Efficient Java Code for Android 33
Part II Getting the Most Out of Components 55
Chapter 3 Components, Manifests, and Resources 57
Chapter 4 Android User Experience and Interface Design 77
Chapter 5 Android User Interface Operations 93
Chapter 6 Services and Background Tasks 111
Chapter 7 Android IPC 131
Chapter 8 Mastering BroadcastReceivers and Configuration Changes 151
Chapter 9 Data Storage and Serialization Techniques 165
Chapter 10 Writing Automated Tests 191
Part III Pushing the Limits 205
Chapter 11 Advanced Audio, Video, and Camera Applications 207
Chapter 12 Secure Android Applications 231
Chapter 13 Maps, Location, and Activity APIs 249
Chapter 14 Native Code and JNI 267
Chapter 15 The Hidden Android APIs 287
Chapter 16 Hacking the Android Platform 299
Chapter 17 Networking, Web Service, and Remote APIs 319
Chapter 18 Communicating with Remote Devices 349
Chapter 19 Google Play Services 369
Chapter 20 Distributing Applications on Google Play Store 389
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