Android Essentials is a no–frills, no–nonsense, code–centric run through the guts of application development on Google’s Mobile OS. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work. Covering the entirety of the Android catalog in less than 150 pages is simply impossible. Instead, this book focuses on just four main topics: the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location–based services, and networking.
Thorough, complete, and useful work on the nuts and bolts of applicatio development in Android
Example driven and practically minded
A tool for hobbyists and professionals who want to create production–quality applications
What 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.
Who is this book for
This book is for professional software engineers looking to move their ideas and applications into the mobile space with Android. The author assumes the reader has a passable understanding of Java. They should be able to write classes and handle basic inheritance structures. This book also targets hobbyist developers looking to negotiate the complex minefield of mobile software.
Photonic Crystals: The Road from Theory to Practice Photonic Crystals: The Road from Theory to Practice explores the theoretical road leading to the practical application of photonic band gaps. These new optimal devices are based on symmetry and resonance and the benefits and limitations of hybrid "two dimensional" slab systems in three dimensions. The book also explains that they also... California For Dummies (Dummies Travel) With two of the nation’s largest megalopolises — Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area—California has the largest, wealthiest, and most urbanized population of any state in the nation. Yet it’s also an agricultural wonderland, a nature-lovers paradise, a wine-lover’s dream, an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal... 21st Century C: C Tips from the New School
Throw out your old ideas about C and get to know a programming language that’s substantially outgrown its origins. With this revised edition of 21st Century C, you’ll discover up-to-date techniques missing from other C tutorials, whether you’re new to the language or just getting reacquainted.
Working with Microsoft Dynamics(TM) CRM 3.0 Get a practical, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of adapting Microsoft CRM 3.0 to meet your specific business needs. With topics that include developing new functionality, designing implementations, and integrating Microsoft CRM with other business applications—including Microsoft Office OutlookÐ® and Microsoft... Introduction to Simulink with Engineering Applications, Second Edition This text is an introduction to Simulink ®, a companion application to MATLAB ®. It is written for students at the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as for the working professional.
The author claims no originality of the content, and the description of the Simulink blocks is extracted from The MathWorks™...
Delphi Graphics and Game Programming Exposed The majority of the book is dedicated to the mechanics of creating a game in Delphi, and will therefore be concerned mainly with exactly how to do something, such as fast flicker-free animation. Some parts address more theoretical issues, such as game design, and are very light in their coverage. Other parts are at a more intermediate level,...