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Android in Action, Second Edition by Chris King, Robi Sen, W. Frank Ableson

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Part 2. Exercising the Android SDK

The Android SDK provides a rich set of functionality enabling developers to create a wide range of applications. In part 2 we systematically examine the major portions of the Android SDK, including practical examples in each chapter. We start off with a look at the application lifecycle and user interfaces (chapter 3), graduating to Intents and Services (chapter 4). No platform discussion is complete without a thorough examination of the available persistence and stor-age methods (chapter 5) and in today’s connected world, we cannot overlook core networking and web services skills (chapter 6). Because the Android platform is a telephone, among other things, we take a look at the telephony capabilities of the ...

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