Pro Android 2

Pro Android 2

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Pro Android 2 shows how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using Google's latest Android software development kit. This new edition is updated for Android 2, covering everything from the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, OpenGL, and touchscreens including gestures. While other Android development guides simply discuss topics, Pro Android 2 offers the combination of expert insight and real sample applications that work.

Discover the design and architecture of the Android SDK through practical examples, and how to build mobile applications using the Android SDK.
Explore and use the Android APIs, including those for media and Wi-Fi.
Learn about Android 2's integrated local and web search, handwriting gesture UI, Google Translate, and text-to-speech features.

Pro Android 2 dives deep, providing you with all the knowledge and techniques you need to build mobile applications ranging from games to Google apps, including add-ons to Google Docs. You'll be able to extend and run the new Google Chrome APIs on the G1, the G2, and other next-generation Google phones and Android-enabled devices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 39.12mm | 1,274g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • XVI, 736 p.
  • 1430226595
  • 9781430226598
  • 350,238

Table of contents

Introducing the Android Computing Platform
Getting Your Feet Wet
Using Resources, Content Providers, and Intents
Building User Interfaces and Using Controls
Working with Menus and Dialogs
Unveiling 2D Animation
Exploring Security and Location-Based Services
Building and Consuming Services
Using the Media Framework and Telephony APIs
Programming 3D Graphics with OpenGL
Managing and Organizing Preferences
Exploring Live Folders
Home Screen Widgets
Android Search
Exploring Text to Speech and Translate APIs
Titanium Mobile: A WebKit-Based Approach to Android Development
Working with Android Market
Outlook and Resources
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About Sayed Hashimi

Sayed Y. Hashimi is the author of Pro Android, as well as a consultant and trainer in Jacksonville, Florida. Sayed has worked for startups and Fortune 100 companies. He has developed large-scale distributed applications with a variety of programming languages and platforms, including C++, Java, and .NET. Sayed has published in major software journals on topics ranging from low-level programming techniques to high-level architecture concepts.
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