Android Wireless Application Development, Volume 2: Advanced by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

By Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

Android instant software improvement has earned a name because the most respected real-world consultant to development strong, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and up-to-date this advisor for the most recent Android SDK and instruments updates. to deal with their broad new assurance, they’ve break up the e-book into leaner, cleanser volumes. This quantity II makes a speciality of complex thoughts for the total app improvement cycle, together with layout, coding, trying out, debugging, and distribution. Darcey and Conder disguise scorching themes starting from capsule improvement to conserving opposed to piracy and display complicated suggestions for every thing from info integration and UI improvement to in-app billing.

Every bankruptcy has been completely up to date to mirror the most recent SDKs, instruments, and units. The pattern code has been thoroughly overhauled and is offered for obtain on a spouse site. Drawing on a long time of in-the-trenches adventure as specialist cellular builders, the authors additionally offer much more assistance and top practices for hugely effective improvement. This new version covers
* complex app layout with async processing, companies, SQLite databases, content material companies, intents, and notifications
* subtle UI improvement, together with enter collecting through gestures and voice recognition
* constructing available and internationalized cellular apps
* Maximizing built-in seek, cloud-based providers, and different unique Android features
* Leveraging Android 4.0 APIs for networking, net, situation providers, the digital camera, telephony, and sensors
* construction richer apps with 2D/3D pictures (OpenGL ES and RenderScript), animation, and the Android NDK
* monitoring app utilization styles with Google Analytics
* Streamlining trying out with the Android Debug Bridge

This e-book is an imperative source for each intermediate- to advanced-level Java developer now engaging in Android improvement and for each pro cellular developer who desires to take complete benefit of the most recent Android platform and hardware.

Also search for: Android instant program improvement, quantity I: Android necessities (ISBN: 9780321813831)

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It creates a simpler interface for asynchronous operations than manually creating a Thread class. Internally, AsyncTask improves with the Android SDK, and in later versions, it can manage multiple tasks simultaneously using multiple physical cores and an internal thread pool. The important callbacks are: The onPreExecute() method runs on the UI thread before background processing begins. The doInBackground() method runs in the background and is where all the real work is done. This method sends information to the UI process.

The Android SDK provides several ways to manage offload processing from the main UI thread: Use the AsyncTask helper class to easily complete tasks asynchronously and communicate back to the main UI thread. Use the standard Thread class to complete your processing, as you would in any Java application. Use the Loader class to facilitate the loading of data for use in an Activity or Fragment while still starting up quickly. n n n We discuss all three of these in this chapter. Tip Many of the code examples provided in this chapter are taken from the SimpleAsync application.

Sqlite package. The package also includes specialized Cursor objects for iterating query results. You can also find all the specialized exceptions associated with SQLite. In this chapter, we focus on creating databases in our Android applications. For that, we use the built-in SQLite support to programmatically create and use a SQLite database to store application information. However, if your application works with a different sort of database, you can also find more generic database classes (in the android.

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