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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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12. Using Android Web APIs

Mobile developers often rely on web technologies to enrich their applications, provide fresh content, and integrate with popular web services such as social networks. Android application can harness the power of the Internet in a variety of ways, including adding browser functionality to applications, using the special WebView control and ext, and ending web-based functionality using standard WebKit libraries. Android devices can also run Flash applications. In this chapter, we discuss the web technologies available on the Android platform.

Browsing the Web with WebView

Applications that retrieve and display content from the Web often end up displaying that data on the screen. Instead of customizing various screens ...

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