Synopses & Reviews
Not only have tablet computing devices captured a wide swath of the consumer electronics market, they are finding a warm welcome in many businesses, where portability, connectivity, and usability are key assets. As the Android tablet's presence expands, businesses are hungry for applications that address their needs and problems. In PROGRAMMING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE ANDROID TABLET, James C. Sheusi provides a quick start for prototyping applications on the mobile platform for the business applications programmer--focusing on such common business uses as database management, web-based user interfaces, and graphic representation of data. With step-by-step instruction and plenty of examples, the book includes: a guide to installing and configuring an Android development environment--and an Android device emulator--on your personal computer, all the code necessary to create several simple applications demonstrating the capabilities of an Android mobile device, full explanations of the methodologies used in the examples, a guide to publishing an Android mobile application, and exercises and recommendations for further study. PROGRAMMING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE ANDROID TABLET is the perfect guide for learning a real-world marketable skill developing for the Android tablet.
Tablet computing devices have not only captured a wide swath of the consumer electronics market, they are also finding a warm welcome in many businesses, where portability, connectivity, and usability are key assets. The Android tablet's presence is expanding, and today's software programmers will find a ready market of users, particularly in business, who appreciate the unique features and benefits of the Android platform and are hungry for applications that meet their needs and solve their problems. With PROGRAMMING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE ANDROID TABLET, programmer and author James Sheusi teaches application programmers how to take advantage of the unique features and benefits afforded by Android tablet devices, especially in the business environment. Through step-by-step instruction with plenty of examples (including real, runnable applications), readers will cover topics such as database access, screen and form design, network applications, cloud access, and more--all focused on the development of business-oriented applications. PROGRAMMING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE ANDROID TABLET is the perfect guide for learning a real-world marketable skill -- developing for the Android tablet.
About the Author
James C. Sheusi copyrighted and sold his first application for the real estate sales industry in 1984 and has developed applications for small businesses for more than 25 years. He is an associate professor and currently chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science in the School of Technology at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of another book, Android Application Development for Java Programmers. He resides with his wife in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Table of Contents
PART I. BUILDING AND UPGRADING YOUR DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT. 1. Installing Eclipse, Java, and the Android SDK. 2. Upgrading for 3.x and 4.x. 3. Building the Emulators. PART II. ANDROID 3.0 AND 4.0 - MADE FOR THE TABLET. 4. New Android User Interface Features and Controls. 5. Activities and Fragments. PART III. DATABASES ON THE TABLET. 6. SQLite and Data Binding. 7. Form Design. 8. Viewing Data. PART IV. COMMUNICATE WITH THE CLOUD. 10. Client - Server and SSL. 11. Using External Data. 12. The Social API. PART V. APPS WITH CONNECTIONS. 13. The Camera as a Data Source. 14. The USB ports and External Storage. PART VI. BY THE TABLET, OF THE TABLET AND FOR THE TABLET. 15. Designing with the AIDE App. 16. Web Apps on Android Tablets.