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By Frank Ableson

Android is a loose, open resource, Java-based cellular platform built by means of Google. Unlocking Android prepares the reader to embody the Android cellular platform in easy-to-understand language and builds in this starting place with reusable Java code examples. it really is perfect for company builders and hobbyists who've an curiosity, or a mandate, to convey cellular software.

The booklet first covers the massive photograph so the reader can get pleased with the Android method of the cellular functions. Then the reader learns to use Android via following the various useful examples. The ebook concludes with deep and hands-on examples.

Unlocking Android addresses the Android software framework, its graphical features and media help, info garage, communications functions, cell interactions, and notifications.

Unlocking Android covers Android SDK 1.x

buy of the print booklet comes with a suggestion of a unfastened PDF, ePub, and Kindle publication from Manning. additionally on hand is all code from the publication.

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2 The mobile worker can be pleased with the reduction in the number of devices that need to be toted. Mobile device functionality has converged at a very rapid pace. The laptop computer is becoming an optional piece of travel equipment. The next section begins and ends the “why and where of Android” to provide some context and set the perspective for Android’s introduction to the marketplace. After that, it’s on to exploring and exploiting the platform itself! 2 In the market for an Android? Android promises to have something for everyone.

The Apple AppStore contains software titles for the iPhone. However, Apple’s somewhat draconian grip on the iPhone software market requires that all applications be sold through its venue. This results in a challenging environment for software developers who might prefer to make their application available through multiple channels. Contrast Apple’s approach to application distribution with the freedom an Android developer enjoys to ship applications via traditional venues such as freeware and shareware and commercially through various marketplaces, including a developer’s very own website!

An application may register at runtime via the Context class’s registerReceiver method. 21 Booting Android development Like Services, BroadcastReceivers do not have a UI. Of even more importance, the code running in the onReceive method of a BroadcastReceiver should make no assumptions about persistence or long-running operations. If the BroadcastReceiver requires more than a trivial amount of code execution, it is recommended that the code initiate a request to a Service to complete the requested functionality.

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