The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development Version 7.0
The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development – This book tries to cover as much material as possible, but aimed more for people new to mobile development. The book includes dozens of sample projects, ready to run with your copy of the SDK – not just one huge project where you have difficulty finding the specific examples of the technique you are looking for.
It even has integrated with a step-by-step tutorials, interspersed through the initial core chapters, to have you “learn by doing”. You will implement a digital book reader app – a simplified version of the one that powers the Android app (APK) edition of this book.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- WebView, Inside and Out
- Crafting Your Own Views
- More Fun With ListViews
- Creating Drawables
- Home Screen App Widgets
- Interactive Maps
- Creating Custom Dialogs and Preferences
- Advanced Fragments and the Action Bar
- Animating Widgets
- Using the Camera
- Playing Media
- Handling System Events
- Advanced Service Patterns
- Using System Settings and Services
- Content Provider Theory
- Content Provider Implementation Patterns
- The Contacts ContentProvider
- Searching with SearchManager
- Introspection and Integration
- Working with SMS
- More on the Manifest
- Device Configuration
- Push Notifications with C2DM
- The Role of Scripting Languages
- The Scripting Layer for Android
- JVM Scripting Languages
- Reusable Components
From the Publisher
CommonsWare is pleased to continue supporting the Android development community with this updated version of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development. From technical support on StackOverflow, to open source components, to conference presentations, CommonsWare is actively working to make Android application development as productive and painless as possible.
If you have questions about this book or the sample code presented in it, please post a question on StackOverflow with the ‘commonsware’ tag, and we will aim to respond to you promptly.
About the Authors
Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of the Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development and other books on Android application development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.
A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.