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Pro Android 2

Authors: Hashimi, S., Komatineni, S., MacLean, D., MacLean, D.

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  • One of the first books on Android 2.0
  • Covers all that a programmer needs to know about developing Android applications for Google Phones, and how an Android application functions and communicates with the handset that hosts it
  • Written for hobbyists and professionals who want to create production quality Mobile applications
  • Google Android is emerging from being nascent to a growing, significant platform along with iPhone and more – especially with the 18 Google Phones and other mobile devices set to debut towards end of 2009
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2660-4
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About this book

Pro Android 2 shows how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using Google's latest Android software development kit. This new edition is updated for Android 2, covering everything from the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, OpenGL, and touchscreens including gestures. While other Android development guides simply discuss topics, Pro Android 2 offers the combination of expert insight and real sample applications that work.

  • Discover the design and architecture of the Android SDK through practical examples, and how to build mobile applications using the Android SDK.
  • Explore and use the Android APIs, including those for media and Wi-Fi.
  • Learn about Android 2's integrated local and web search, handwriting gesture UI, Google Translate, and text-to-speech features.

Pro Android 2 dives deep, providing you with all the knowledge and techniques you need to build mobile applications ranging from games to Google apps, including add-ons to Google Docs. You'll be able to extend and run the new Google Chrome APIs on the G1, the G2, and other next-generation Google phones and Android-enabled devices.

About the authors

Sayed Y. Hashimi is the author of Pro Android, as well as a consultant and trainer in Jacksonville, Florida. Sayed has worked for startups and Fortune 100 companies. He has developed large-scale distributed applications with a variety of programming languages and platforms, including C++, Java, and .NET. Sayed has published in major software journals on topics ranging from low-level programming techniques to high-level architecture concepts.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introducing the Android Computing Platform

    Hashimi, Sayed Y. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Getting Your Feet Wet

    Hashimi, Sayed Y. (et al.)

    Pages 25-55

  • Using Resources, Content Providers, and Intents

    Hashimi, Sayed Y. (et al.)

    Pages 57-122

  • Building User Interfaces and Using Controls

    Hashimi, Sayed Y. (et al.)

    Pages 123-170

  • Working with Menus and Dialogs

    Hashimi, Sayed Y. (et al.)

    Pages 171-216

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2660-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2659-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Android 2
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Sayed Hashimi and Satya Komatineni and Dave MacLean and Dave MacLean
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights: Brill
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2660-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2660-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2659-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 736
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