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Sams Teach Yourself Android™ Application Development in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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Hour 16. Adding Additional Network Features

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Using Android services

Using HTTP client services

Performing HTTP GET and HTTP POST requests

Adding third-party JAR files to your project

Working with multipart MIME files

In this hour, you enhance the Been There, Done That! application to upload player data such as settings, scores, and avatars to the application server. You learn how to upload data to a network server, as well as a new way to offload important processing to a simple service that executes in the background. Finally, you learn how to add some external libraries to an Android project and work with multipart MIME entities.

Determining What Data to Send to the Server

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