Programming Android

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 502 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (August 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449389694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449389697

eBook Description:

Programming Android: Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices

What does it take to build well-engineered Android applications? Explore Android’s core building blocks and APIs in depth with this authoritative guide, and learn how to create compelling apps that work on a full range of Android devices. You’ll work with proven approaches to app design and implementation including application frameworks that you can use as a starting point for your own projects.

  • Learn how to use the Android SDK with the Eclipse IDE
  • Apply advanced Java concepts regardless of your experience with the language
  • Create an Android user interface that’s captivating and easy to navigate
  • Understand Android’s unique database design issues and the role of SQLite
  • Use sensors and gestures to expand your app’s input beyond just tapping and scrolling
  • Explore Android APIs for multimedia, location, communication, NFC, and other applications

Delve into sensors, native development, 3D graphics, and many other topics, and discover how to build apps on the platform of your choice. If you’re an intermediate to advanced programmer, you’ll learn how to make great Android apps.

What does it take to build well-engineered Android applications? Explore Android’s core building blocks and APIs in depth with this authoritative guide, and learn how to create compelling apps that work on a full range of Android devices. You’ll work with proven approaches to app design and implementation including application frameworks that you can use as a starting point for your own projects.

We set out to write a book that goes beyond the basics – that doesn’t just tell you “what” but also “why” and how best to make use of your knowledge to create rich, compelling Android apps. This book at aimed at people with some programming experience. It will tell you how to turn your knowledge of Java, iOS programming, and other experience into productive results in Android. Android is new and different, and the best Android software takes advantage of how Android enables you to store data, communicate between processes and applications, and how Android applications interact with the Android operating system. This book will help you build those advantages into your apps.

About the Authors

Zigurd Mednieks

Zigurd Mednieks is a consultant to leading OEMs, enterprises, and entrepreneurial ventures creating Android-based systems and software. Previously he was Chief Architect at D2 Technologies, a voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology provider. There he lead engineering and product definition work for products that blended communication and social media in purpose-built embedded systems and on the Android platform.

Laird Dornin

Laird Dornin is a mobile development architect with extensive experience in Java, Android, J2ME, SavaJe, and the webkit browser library. He was a member of the J2SE development team at Sun Microsystems specializing in java.rmi and Jini technology. Laird is currently a Senior Engineer at a major wireless carrier, where he provides Android architectural guidance and Network API support to members of the carrier’s developer community.

G. Blake Meike

Blake Meike, Senior Software Development Engineer at Amazon, has more than 10 years of experience with Java. He’s developed applications using most of the GUI toolkits and several of the Java mobile device platforms.

Masumi Nakamura

With over a decade of software engineering experience, Masumi Nakamura has worked in various positions within the mobile technology arena, from building out mobile infrastructure to founding his own mobile company. He was one of the primary Android developers of the Where Android app and now is Principal Architect for the Big Data and Recommendations Group at Where, Inc. Outside of coding, he spends his time practicing Ba Gua Zhang and caring for his two cats.

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