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Learn to build human-interactive Android apps, starting with device sensors This book shows Android developers how to exploit the rich set of device sensors locational, physical (temperature, pressure, light, acceleration, etc.), cameras, microphones, and speech recognition in order to build fully human-interactive Android applications. Whether providing hands-free directions or checking your blood pressure, Professional Android Sensor Programming shows how to turn possibility into reality. The authors provide techniques that bridge the gap between accessing sensors and putting them to meaningful use in real-world situations. They not only show you how to use the sensor related APIs effectively, they also describe how to use supporting Android OS components to build complete systems. Along the way, they provide solutions to problems that commonly occur when using Android's sensors, with tested, real-world examples. Ultimately, this invaluable resource provides in-depth, runnable code examples that you can then adapt for your own applications.
* Shows experienced Android developers how to exploit the rich set of Android smartphone sensors to build human-interactive Android apps * Explores Android locational and physical sensors (including temperature, pressure, light, acceleration, etc.), as well as cameras, microphones, and speech recognition * Helps programmers use the Android sensor APIs, use Android OS components to build complete systems, and solve common problems * Includes detailed, functional code that you can adapt and use for your own applications * Shows you how to successfully implement real-world solutions using each class of sensors for determining location, interpreting physical sensors, handling images and audio, and recognizing and acting on speech Learn how to write programs for this fascinating aspect of mobile app development with Professional Android Sensor Programming.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 189 x 232 x 25mm | 936g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118183487
  • 9781118183489
  • 630,166

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Exploit the rich set of Android sensors to build fully aware apps



If you want to create truly amazing apps for Android, you must know how to take advantage of all of its capabilities. This book helps you achieve this by arming you with the knowledge and code you need to put Android's sensors to good use. From determining the smartphone's location and interpreting physical sensors to handling images, audio, and recognizing speech, you'll learn how to effectively apply the sensor- related APIs. With this information, you'll not only save time during the development process but you'll also be able to build fully featured apps that integrate new levels of interaction and automation.



Professional Android Sensor Programming



Shows various ways to implement location tracking and proximity alerts



Uncovers the physics behind the physical sensors available in the SensorManager API so you can know how to apply them appropriately



Shows algorithm code to interpret noisy sensor data and detect changes



Demonstrates how to measure device properties like orientation and movement, as well as environmental properties like relative altitude



Explores using Android Open Accessory (AOA) to access external sensors



Describes Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and its APIs



Provides image and signal processing code to detect patterns captured by the camera and microphone



Exposes all components required to create reliable, user-friendly, speech-enabled apps using Android Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech APIs



Wrox Professional guides are written by working developers to address everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.



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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION xxvii PART I: LOCATION SERVICES CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE ANDROID LOCATION SERVICE 3 CHAPTER 2: DETERMINING A DEVICE'S CURRENT LOCATION 11 CHAPTER 3: TRACKING DEVICE MOVEMENT 27 CHAPTER 4: PROXIMITY ALERTS 45 PART II: INFERRING INFORMATION FROM PHYSICAL SENSORS CHAPTER 5: OVERVIEW OF PHYSICAL SENSORS 65 CHAPTER 6: ERRORS AND SENSOR SIGNAL PROCESSING 103 CHAPTER 7: DETERMINING DEVICE ORIENTATION 121 CHAPTER 8: DETECTING MOVEMENT 147 CHAPTER 10: ANDROID OPEN ACCESSORY 189 PART III: SENSING THE AUGMENTED, PATTERN-RICH EXTERNAL WORLD CHAPTER 11: NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (NFC) 219 CHAPTER 12: USING THE CAMERA 255 CHAPTER 13: IMAGE-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES 281 CHAPTER 14: USING THE MICROPHONE 303 PART IV: SPEAKING TO ANDROID CHAPTER 15: DESIGNING A SPEECH-ENABLED APP 333 CHAPTER 16: USING SPEECH RECOGNITION AND TEXT-TO-SPEECH APIS 349 CHAPTER 17: MATCHING WHAT WAS SAID 407 CHAPTER 18: EXECUTING VOICE ACTIONS 441 CHAPTER 19: IMPLEMENTING SPEECH ACTIVATION 471 INDEX 495
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About Greg Milette

Greg Milette is a professional Android developer and founder of Gradison Technologies, an app development company. He enjoys building practical apps like Digital Recipe Sidekick and contributing to StackOverflow. Adam Stroud is the lead developer for the Android version of RunKeeper. He is a self-proclaimed "phandroid" and is an active participant in the Android virtual community on StackOverflow and Android Google groups.
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