Programming with the Device Hardware
What's in This Chapter?
Android contains a vast amount of exciting hardware. This hardware in and of itself doesn't interest users; the excitement occurs when the application presents the users with information in a way that makes sense to them. This hardware is very interesting to developers building apps because it allows applications to provide extraordinary features based on it. This chapter looks at the sensor API, accelerometer, device orientation, proximity detection, networking, and Bluetooth. Here are some sample uses of this hardware:
Android devices come with all types of exciting features, including accelerometers, compasses, microphones, gyroscopes, and other nifty hardware. This hardware allows devices to ...