Author: Shane Conder,Lauren Darcey
Publisher: Pearson Education
View: 644The complete, start-to-finish guide to Android development -- from concept to market -- completely updated for the latest Android SDK! • •At least one market research firm has predicted that by 2012 there will be more Android phones than iPhones. •Covers application design, development, debugging, packaging, distribution, and much more. •Includes invaluable real-world tips from experienced mobile developers. •This book covers multiple Android SDK versions, which is how developers must work with Android. Android is rapidly gaining traction as an exciting alternative to Apple's iPhone platform, and thousands of developers are eagerly seeking the information they need to begin creating Android applications. Drawing on their experience in mobile and wireless software development, the authors walk through the entire process of developing successful Android applications, from concept through coding, testing through distribution. The only book developers will need, Android Wireless Application Development 2/e is the comprehensive resource for developers who are new to Android - or to wireless development in general. Conder and Darcey cover: • •Mastering the Android development environment. •Understanding the entire Android application lifecycle. •Building effective user interfaces. •Using Android's APIs for networking, location-based services, data, storage, multimedia, telephony, graphics, and more •Working with Android's optional hardware-specific APIs •Designing more effective applications using Notifications and Services •Developing and testing bulletproof Android applications The book also provides valuable appendices on Android's Emulator, DDMS, Debug Bridge, and SQLite database, as well as a convenient glossary that demystifies the terminology of mobile development.