Chapter 5
Programming for Android
In This Chapter
• Core concepts in Java
• Android app life cycle
• Activities and views in depth
• Intents
• Introduction to BroadcastReceivers
The first few chapters have focused heavily on working with Java and XML in Eclipse to create some basic but fundamental extensions to an app. The Simply Recipes app now renders a default Welcome screen with a menu, an About page, an options menu, and a user preference page. You have applied styles and themes to customize the look and feel of the app.
Most of the core components of Android development have been referenced, at least in passing. This chapter focuses on Android development in more generic terms. Specifically, this chapter reviews the relationship between Java ...

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