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Android in Practice by Michael Galpin, Charlie Collins, Matthias Kaeppler

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Part 2. Real world recipes

In the second part of Android in Practice, you’ll move beyond the basics and build many complete example applications that will cover, in depth, many of the most common application features and requirements. In chapter 4, you’ll start with the user interface. This will cover resources and views, and additional concepts such as using styles and themes, and supporting different screen sizes. Chapter 5 will show you how to effectively multitask on Android using background services. Chapter 6 will continue the theme by presenting an overview of threads and concurrency including working with threads and handlers, asynchronous tasks, and more. Chapter 7 will then change gears to focus on storing data locally. Here, you’ll ...

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