Chapter 19. Android Native Development Kit


This chapter covers

  • Introducing the Android Native Development Kit
  • Exploring the Java Native Interface
  • Building an application with the NDK
  • Integrating NDK into Eclipse


The majority of the code in this book is written to employ the Android SDK using the Java programming language. Looking back to chapter 13, we explored creating native executable applications for Android by writing Linux-compatible applications. The code in that chapter was written in the C language, but it didn’t produce applications that are easily executed on consumer hardware. The design approach in chapter 13 requires an unlocked developer, or rooted, device and is arguably only applicable for developers who are building ...

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