Android continues to be one of the leading mobile OS and development platforms driving today's mobile innovations and the apps ecosystem. Android appears complex, but offers a variety of organized development kits to those coming into Android with differing programming language skill sets.
Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Third Edition offers more than 100 down-to-earth code recipes, and guides you step-by-step through a wide range of useful topics using complete and real-world working code examples. It's updated to include the KitKat Android 4.4 SDK as well as earlier releases.
Instead of abstract descriptions of complex concepts, in Android Recipes, you'll find live code examples. When you start a new project you can consider copying and pasting the code and configuration files from this book and then modifying them for your own customization needs.
Crammed with insightful instruction and helpful examples, this third edition of Android Recipes is your guide to writing apps for one of today's hottest mobile platforms. It offers pragmatic advice that will help you get the job done quickly and well. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch!
What you'll learn
Use external libraries to save time and effort
Boost app performance by using the Android NDK and Renderscript
Design apps for performance, responsiveness, and seamlessness
Send data between devices and other external hardware
Persist application data and share it between applications
Capture and play back various device media items
Communicate with web services
Get the most out of your user interface
Develop a unit conversion app in the context of the command-line/Android SDK and Eclipse/Android SDK environments
Who this book is for
This book is a handy reference for all Android app developers.