Chapter 6Networking Devices with Wi-Fi

Social media, location-based services, and multiplayer games are just a few examples of mobile applications that rely on frequent updates delivered over the Internet via cellular, cable, or satellite networks. In this chapter we’ll focus on wireless local area networks. The ability to exchange data between Android devices and PCs within a local area network allows us to write mobile apps that can connect multiple users without a mobile carrier data plan.

By the end of this chapter, you’ll be able to send data between computers and Androids within a Wi-Fi network. You will be able to write real-time interactive apps running on multiple devices that take advantage of the high bandwidth offered by a Wi-Fi ...

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