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Processing for Android

Create Mobile, Sensor-Aware, and VR Applications Using Processing

Authors: Colubri, Andres

  • Allows novice programmers to start creating Android apps quickly thanks to Processing’s simplicity
  • Experienced users can learn new techniques in 2D and 3D graphics and integration with complex apps
  • Covers development not only for smartphones and tablets, but also for smartwatches and VR
  • Learn how to access and use sensor data, and integrate it with your visual concept
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  • Due: December 30, 2017
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About this book

Learn how to use the Processing programming language and environment to create Android applications with ease. This book covers the basics of the Processing language, allowing users to effectively program interactive graphics in 2D and 3D. It  also details the application of these techniques to different types of Android devices (smartphones, tablets, wearables and smartwatches). 
Processing for Android walks you through the steps of taking an initial idea to a final app. With this book, you will be able to write engaging apps with interactive visuals driven by motion and location information obtained from the device’s sensors; including health data from the wearer, like step count and heart rate. 
An advantage of Processing for Android over more complex programming environments is the ability for users to focus on the interactions and visual output of their code rather than in the implementation details of the Android platform. This book goes through a comprehensive series of hand-on projects, ranging from simple sketches to more complex projects involving sensors and integration with larger apps. It also covers important aspects such as exporting your Processing projects as signed apps are ready to upload to the Google Play store and be share with the world!
What You'll Learn

  • Write apps and live wallpapers for smartphones and tablets
  • Design and implement interactive watch faces
  • Create Virtual Reality experiences for Cardboard devices
  • Integrate Processing sketches into larger apps and Android Studio
  • Export projects as completed apps ready to distribute through Google Play Store
Who This Book Is For
Artists, designers, students, researchers, and hobbyists who are not necessarily Android experts, but are looking to write mobile apps that make creative use of interactive graphics, sensor data, and virtual reality. 

About the authors

Andres Colubri is a core member of the Processing project, and the main developer of the OpenGL renderer, the video library, and Processing for Android. He originally studied Physics and Mathematics in Argentina and later received an MFA at the UCLA Design Media Arts program. He uses Processing as the main tool to bridge his interests in computer graphics, visualization, and statistical modeling. Andres is an active yearly speaker on topics ranging from creative coding with Processing to data visualization.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2719-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. $24.99
price for USA
  • Due: December 30, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2718-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Processing for Android
Book Subtitle
Create Mobile, Sensor-Aware, and VR Applications Using Processing
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Andres Colubri
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2719-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2718-3
Edition Number
1
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