Beginning Android Tablet Programming starts off by showing how to get your system ready for Android tablet programming. You won't need any previous Android experience, because you'll learn all about the basic structure of an Android program and how the Android operating system works—and then you'll learn how to write your first Android tablet application from scratch!
Beginning Android Tablet Programming then equips you to build a set of interesting and fully-working Android tablet applications. These projects will give you the inspiration and insights to build your own Android programs in the future.
You'll be introduced to 2D programming, and you'll see what you can do with a touch screen interface and the Honeycomb SDK. Of course, 3D programming is even more alluring for many programmers. If that includes you, you'll learn about how Honeycomb has changed the game for Android graphics programming, and get your first taste of 3D programming on an Android tablet.
Lights, camera, action! You'll learn along the way how Android Honeycomb gives you access, through your programming, to all those interesting sensors that tablet computers are equipped with today—beyond the touch screen itself. You'll learn, for example, how you to use a tablet GPS sensor to locate your car!
You'll also discover how you can access files on your tablet—or on the web—through programming, and then build on that insight to create your own file browser application. This Android project contains many useful coding techniques appropriate for many situations you might encounter in your future programming Android tablet applications; you'll be glad to have them under your belt.
So do you want to write programs that can receive and send reminder messages via SMS? Do you want to write your first 2D or 3D game on Android? Perhaps you'd like to write an application that sorts out all your contacts for you! Beginning Android Tablet Programming introduces you to Android tablet programming, and shows how you can program your Android tablet from scratch to do what you want!
Table of Contents
- Contents at a Glance
- About the Author
- About the Technical Reviewer
- Some Notes on Using the Downloaded Code
- Chapter 1: Getting Started
- Chapter 2: How Android Works
- Chapter 3: What Can You Do with an Android Tablet?
- Chapter 4: Beyond Java: Programming in Python and Friends
- Chapter 5: Project 1: Media Player
- Chapter 6: Explorer
- Chapter 7: Contact Manager
- Chapter 8: Dude, Where's My Car?
- Chapter 9: Let the Games Begin!
- Chapter 10: Remind Me
- Chapter 11: Everything Else
- Title: Beginning Android Tablet Programming: Starting with Android Honeycomb for Tablets
- Release date: November 2011
- Publisher(s): Apress
- ISBN: 9781430237839