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Pro Android 5

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Author : Dave Maclean, Satya Komatineni, Grant Allen
Price : INR 899
ISBN 13 : 9788132233480
Pages : 752
Type : Paperbound

Pro Android 5 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile apps using the Android 5 SDK. This book updates the best-selling Pro Android 4 and covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for smartphones, tablets and embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom components, multi-tasking, sensors/augmented reality, better accessories support and much more.


1 Hello, World

2 Introduction to Android Applications

3 Basic User Interface Controls

4 Adapters and List Controls

5 Making Advanced UI Layouts

6 Adding Menus and ActionBar

7 Styles and Themes

8 Fragments

9 Responding to Configuration Changes

10 Dialogs: Regular and Fragment

11 Working with Preferences and Saving State

12 Compatibility Library

13 Exploring Packages, Processes, Components, Threads and Handlers

14 Working with Services

15 Advanced Async Task & Progress Dialogs

16 Exploring Broadcast Receivers and Long Running Services

17 Exploring the Alarm Manager

18 Unveiling 2D Animation

19 Exploring Maps and Location Services

20 Understanding the Media Frameworks

21 Home Screen Widgets

22 Touchscreens

23 Drag and Drop

24 Using Sensors

25 Understanding Content Providers

26 Understanding the Contacts API

27 Loaders

28 Security and Permissions

29 Google Cloud messaging and services

30 Deploying Your Application: Google Play Store and Beyond


Dave MacLean is a software engineer and architect living and working in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1980, he has programmed in many languages, developing solutions ranging from robot automation systems to data warehousing, from web self-service applications to electronic data interchange transaction processors. Dave has worked for Sun Microsystems, IBM, Trimble Navigation, General Motors, and several small companies.


Satya Komatineni has been programming for more than 20 years in the IT and Web space. He has had the opportunity to work with Assembly, C, C++, Rexx, Java, C#, Lisp, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SVG, relational databases, object databases and related technologies. He has published more than 30 articles touching many of these areas, both in print and online.


Grant Allen has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, as a CTO, enterprise architect, and database administrator. Grant's roles have covered private enterprise, academia and the government sector around the world, specialising in global-scale systems design, development, and performance.


This book is for professional software engineers and programmers looking to move their ideas and applications into the mobile space with Android. It assumes a passable understanding of Java, including how to write classes and handle basic inheritance structures.


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