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Migrating to Android for iOS Developers

Authors: Liao, Sean

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  • Migrating to Android for iOS Developers gives you - as an experienced iOS app developer - the ability to learn native Android apps development from scratch. Through case studies and examples, this book starts with a simple but meaningful Hello Android project. Then, this book continues by providing guidelines and tutorial projects showing you how to translate iOS apps to Android right from the beginning.

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About this book

Migrating to Android for iOS Developers gives you—as an experienced native iOS app developer—the skills to learn native Android apps development from scratch. Starting with preparing your Android integrated development environment and introducing just enough Android application framework fundamentals, you’ll understand how to create a simple but meaningful HelloAndroid project immediately.

This book provides the guidelines and tutorial projects to show you how to translate your existing iOS app to the Android platform. You’ll use your mobile app knowledge to structure your Android apps in a similar way to how you would structure your iOS apps. To implement use cases with detailed screens, the most common mobile topics are discussed, including user interfaces, managing data, and networking with remote services. As you move through the book, you’ll create Android apps with rich UI components to handle common CRUD operations locally and remotely.

There are many Android goodies described in the book. Instead of relying on routine text descriptions, you’ll discover the uniqueness of Android and appreciate the many features that are unique to the platform. This book also explores more powerful mobile UX patterns that are commonly used on the iOS and Android platforms.

When you finish reading Migrating to Android for iOS Developers, you’ll be an Android developer as well as an iOS developer. And, you will be fully convinced you can do everything in Android that you can do in iOS.

About the authors

Sean Liao (PMP@) has been written mobile code for PalmOS, JavaME, Microsoft .NETCF, and BlackBerry, and he also has some Nokia Symbian experience since 2000. In 2009, Sean started iOS programming, and then began Android programming the same year by following the same porting strategy, based on years of hands-on mobile programming experience. Currently, Sean is primarily engaged in creating iOS apps and porting them to Android as a bonus.

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eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0010-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0011-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migrating to Android for iOS Developers
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Sean Liao
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0010-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0010-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0011-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 532
Number of Illustrations and Tables
336 b/w illustrations
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