Android Essentials PDF

Android Essentials
Publication Date: July 21, 2008 | ISBN-10: 1430210648 | ISBN-13: 978-1430210641 | Edition: 1

Android Essentials eBook provides examples and essential tools to developers to create applications that are feasible for commercial use. This book focuses on four main topics the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location-based services, and networking. For those of you who have experience as a Java programmer and mobiles but you still new to android, Android Essentials ebook can be a reference you to start developing mobile applications for Android Operating System.

This book is addressed to professional software engineers who want to implement ideas and applications that work on mobile devices with Android as the operating system. To study this book the reader should understand the Java programming language. Being able to write classes and handle basic inheritance structures is essential knowledge for the study of this book.
By making Android Essentials eBook as a reference you'll learn Understand how an Android application functions and communicates with the handset that hosts it; Comprehend the complexities of timers, services, and multimedia playback; Create and display a rich mix of custom-rendered screens and tailored Android widgets; Understand how location-based services are Becoming more and more Important in the mobile world; See how to use Google's powerful Map tool; Explore the intricacies of network connectivity in the mobile world.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Application
  3. User Interface
  4. Location, Location, Location
  5. Taking Android Out for a Walk
  6. Tying on a Bow 
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