Android in Action - download pdf or read online

By F. Ableson, et. al.,

Android in motion, 3rd version is a complete instructional for Android builders. This fast paced publication places you within the drivers seat - youll grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even discover ways to expand or exchange Androids integrated positive factors by means of construction worthwhile and exciting examples.
About the Technology
When it involves cellular apps, Android can do nearly something, and with this publication, so are you able to! Android, Googles well known cellular working procedure and SDK for drugs and clever telephones, is the broadest cellular platform on hand. it's Java-based, HTML5-aware, and loaded with the gains todays cellular clients demand.
About this Book
Android in motion, 3rd version takes you a ways past «Hello Android.» Youll grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even discover ways to expand or substitute Androids integrated gains. Youll locate fascinating examples on each web page as you discover cross-platform pix with RenderScript, the up-to-date notification procedure, and the local improvement equipment. This ebook additionally introduces very important capsule techniques like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the motion Bar, all new in Android 3.
Whats Inside
Covers Android 3.x
SDK and WebKit improvement from the floor up
Driving a robotic with Bluetooth and sensors
Image processing with local C code
This ebook is written for hobbyists and builders. A heritage in Java is useful. No past event with Android is thought.

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The remainder of this book is focused on Android application development. Any technical discussion of a software environment must include a review of the layers that compose the environment, sometimes referred to as a stack because of the layer-upon-layer construction. Next up is a high-level breakdown of the components of the Android stack. Selling applications A mobile platform is ultimately valuable only if there are applications to use and enjoy on that platform. To that end, the topic of buying and selling applications for Android is important and gives us an opportunity to highlight a key difference between Android and the iPhone.

To send an SMS message to the emulator, telnet to port 5554 (the port number might vary on your system), which will connect to the emulator, and issue the following command at the prompt: sms send To learn more about available commands, type help at the prompt. We’ll discuss these tools in more detail in chapter 2. SMS_RECEIVED. The Android SDK contains the available actions for the standard Intents. Also, remember that user applications can define their own Intents, as well as listen for them.

6. It’s possible to have multiple Activity elements in a manifest file (and thereby an application), with zero or more of them visible in the launcher window. 5, other common tags are as follows:  The tag represents a Service. The attributes of the tag include its class and label. 6 Applications are listed in the might also include the launcher based on their IntentFilter. In tag. this example, the application Where Do You  The tag represents a Live is available in the LAUNCHER category.

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