Sayed Hashimi, Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean - Pro Android 2
Published: 2010-03-14 | ISBN: 1430226595 | PDF | 736 pages | 12 MB
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.
What you'll learn
How to use Android to build Java-based mobile applications for Google phones with a touch screen or keyboard (thanks to Cupcake's inclusion as of Android 1.5)
How to design and architect using Google's latest Android SDK
How to use the Android SDK to write mobile applications for embedded devices
How to create 3D graphics with OpenGL and custom components
How to build multimedia and game apps using Android's Media APIs and OpenGL
How to use Android's location-based services, networking (Wi-Fi APIs), and security
How to create and allow for more integrated local and web searches
How to build handwriting gesture UIs
How to incorporate Google Translate into your Android applications
Who this book is for
This book is for professional software engineers/programmers looking to move their ideas and applications into the mobile space with Android. It assumes that readers have a passable understanding of Java, including being able to write classes and handle basic inheritance structures. This book also targets hobbyists.