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Beginning Android, Fifth Edition by Grant Allen

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Chapter    16

Weaving the Web with Android

Your journey through Android’s capabilities has already taken you through many of the widgets and UI elements that form your basic toolkit for building applications. It has also introduced you to device capabilities that will bring features and functionality to your applications. There is, however, an 800-pound gorilla in the Android application development room, and that is the Internet.

Whether you want to bring HTML-based interfaces to your application, use services and capabilities on the Internet, or just work to download files and data to your application from a web server, Android has you covered. In this chapter, I explore three key building blocks for incorporating Internet-based data and features ...

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