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By Reto Meier

Construct exact cellular functions with the newest Android SDK

Written by means of an Android authority, this up to date source indicates you ways to leverage the positive aspects of Android 2 to reinforce present items or create leading edge new ones. Serving as a hands-on advisor to construction cellular apps utilizing Android, the ebook walks you thru a chain of pattern tasks that introduces you to Android's new good points and methods. utilizing the reasons and examples incorporated in those pages, you'll gather the basis had to write compelling cellular purposes that use Android, besides the flexibleness to fast adapt to destiny improvements.

Professional Android 2 software improvement:
* reports Android as a improvement platform and most sensible practices for cellular development
* presents an in-depth examine the Android software components
* information developing layouts and perspectives to provide compelling answer self sustaining consumer interfaces
* Examines Intents and content material companies for sharing data
* Introduces ideas for developing map-based purposes and utilizing location-based providers comparable to GPS
* seems to be at the best way to create and use heritage providers, Notifications, and Alarms
* Demonstrates easy methods to create interactive homescreen components
* Explores the Bluetooth, telephony, and networking APIs
* Examines utilizing undefined, together with the digital camera and sensors resembling the compass and accelerometers

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Windows Mobile, the Apple iPhone, and the Palm Pre now provide a richer, simplified development environment for mobile applications. However, unlike Android, they’re built on proprietary operating systems that in some cases prioritize native applications over those created by third parties, restrict communication among applications and native phone data, and restrict or control the distribution of third-party apps to their platforms. Android offers new possibilities for mobile applications by offering an open development environment built on an open-source Linux kernel.

In this chapter you’ll learn some mobile development guidelines and be introduced to the features available from the Android development platform. Android has powerful APIs, excellent documentation, a thriving developer community, and no development or distribution costs. As mobile devices continue to increase in popularity, this is an exciting opportunity to create innovative mobile phone applications no matter what your development experience. A LITTLE BACKGROUND In the days before Twitter and Facebook, when Google was still a twinkle in its founders’ eyes and dinosaurs roamed the earth, mobile phones were just that — portable phones small enough to fit inside a briefcase, featuring batteries that could last up to several hours.

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