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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Database

Android supports the use of SQLite databases. SQLite is a fully functional relational database management system (RDBMS) that can integrate into any host application. It does not require an independent server process to execute. A relational database system allows the developer to give meaning to the data stored within it by separating the data into tables (for example, a customer table and an order table. Each table will hold data pertinent for each instance of whatever is stored in the table (for example, data for each customer). SQLite also provides capabilities for retrieval and manipulation of the stored data through the use of queries written in Structured Query Language (SQL). Almost any type of data can be stored and manipulated ...

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