Android in Action, 3ed

W.Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, Chris King, C.Enrique Ortiz

ISBN: 9789350042915

660 pages

INR 599


Android in Action, Third Edition takes you far beyond "Hello Android". You will master the SDK, build WebKit apps using HTML 5, and even learn to extend or replace Android's built-in features. You will find interesting examples on every page as you explore cross-platform graphics with RenderScript, the updated notification system, and the Native Development Kit. This book also introduces important tablet concepts like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the Action Bar, all new in Android 3.


Part 1 What is Android? The big picture

· Introducing Android

· Android’s development environment

Part 2 Exercising the Android SDK

· User interfaces

· Intents and Services

· Storing and retrieving data

· Networking and web services

· Telephony

· Notifications and alarms

· Graphics and animation

· Multimedia

· Location, location, location

Part 3 Android applications

· Putting Android to work in a field service application

· Building Android applications in C

Part 4 The maturing platform

· Bluetooth and sensors

· Integration

· Android web development

· AppWidgets

· Localization

· Android Native Development Kit

· Activity fragments

· Android 3.0 action bar

· Drag-and-drop

Appendix A Installing the Android SDK

Appendix B Publishing applications



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