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

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

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By (author) Zigurd Mednieks, By (author) Laird Dornin, By (author) G. Blake Meike

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 566 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 231mm x 30mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449316646
  • ISBN 13: 9781449316648
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 141,303

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What does it take to build well-engineered Android applications? Explore Android's core building blocks and APIs in depth with this authoritative guide (updated to cover the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android), 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. 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. 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 Use the Fragment API for tablet user interfaces Make your application compatible with Honeycomb and earlier versions 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

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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 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. 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. 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.