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Programming Android Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices

ISBN-10: 1449316646
ISBN-13: 9781449316648
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $52.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

What does it take to build well-engineered Android applications? Explore Android's core building blocks and APIs in depth with this authoritative guide (updated to cover the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android), and learn how to create compelling apps that work on a full range of Android devices. You'll work with proven approaches to app design and implementation—including application frameworks that you can use as a starting point for your own projects.Delve into sensors, native development, 3D graphics, and many other topics, and discover how to build apps on the platform of your choice. If you're an intermediate to advanced programmer, you'll learn how to make great Android apps.Learn how to use the Android SDK with the Eclipse IDEApply advanced Java concepts regardless of your experience with the languageCreate an Android user interface that's captivating and easy to navigateUse the Fragment API for tablet user interfacesMake your application compatible with Honeycomb and earlier versionsUnderstand Android's unique database design issues and the role of SQLiteUse sensors and gestures to expand your app's input beyond just tapping and scrollingExplore Android APIs for multimedia, location, communication, NFC, and other applications

Zigurd Mednieks is Chief User Interface Architect at D2 Technologies, a leading provider of IP communications technology, and is a consultant and advisor to companies in the field of embedded user interfaces. He has held senior management positions at companies making mobile games, communications equipment, and computer telephony applications, and has written and contributed to books on programming and communications technology.

Zigurd Mednieks is Chief User Interface Architect at D2 Technologies, a leading provider of IP communications technology, and is a consultant and advisor to companies in the field of embedded user interfaces. He has held senior management positions at companies making mobile games, communications equipment, and computer telephony applications, and has written and contributed to books on programming and communications technology.Laird Dornin is a mobile applications architect with extensive experience in Java, Android, J2ME, and the webkit browser library. At Sun Microsystems, Laird has been a member of the J2SE engineering team as a member of the java.rmi and Jini technology teams. Laird was a lead and a team member of two Java Specification requests, RMI Optional Package(66), and Advanced Graphics and User Interface(209). Laird was also a significant contributor to the SavaJe operating system, an advanced and comprehensive mobile Java platform highly similar to Android and Blackberry. At Sun, Laird lead a team that integrated the WebKit library into the SavaJe platform. Laird has additional experience with blackberry, database programming, network protocols, and web application development. As a member of the Verizon Wireless developer support team, Laird currently provides Android architectural guidance and Network API support to members of the Verizon developer community.Blake Meike has more than 10 years of experience with Java. He has developed applications using most of the GUI toolkits and several of the Java mobile device platforms. He likes Android a lot.

With over a decade of software engineering experience, Masumi Nakamura has worked in various positions within the mobile technology arena, from building out mobile infrastructure to founding his own mobile company. He was one of the primary Android developers of the Where Android app and now is Principal Architect for the Big Data and Recommendations Group at Where, Inc. Outside of coding, he spends his time practicing Ba Gua Zhang and caring for his two cats.

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