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Android 5 Programming by Example by Kyle Mew

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Chapter 8. Apps for TVs, Cars, and Wearables

One of the most exciting new directions that Android has gone in recently, is the extension of the platform from phones and tablets to televisions, car dashboards and wearables such as watches. These new devices allow us to provide added functionality to our existing apps, as well as creating wholly original apps designed specifically for these new environments.

We have already acquired the skills needed to develop such apps and this chapter is really more concerned with explaining the idiosyncrasies of each platform and the guidelines Google is keen for us to follow. This is particularly vital when it comes to developing apps that people will use when driving, as safety has to be of prime importance. ...

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