Android in Practice is treasure trove of Android goodness, with over 100 tested, ready-to-use techniques including complete end-to-end example applications and practical tips for real world mobile application developers. Written by real world Android developers, this book addresses the trickiest questions raised in forums and mailing lists. Using an easy-to-follow problem/solution/discussion format, it dives into important topics not covered in other Android books, like advanced drawing and graphics, testing and instrumentation, building and deploying applications, using alternative languages, and native development.
If you are new to Android, or even if you have a few cycles under your belt, you will love the quick “pre-flight check” where you will review key platform details and tools and the building blocks of all Android applications. Then, you will delve into Android use cases—from visual elements and style, to saving and sharing data, networking, background tasks, concurrency, and more.
Inside the Book:
- Arranging views in layouts
- MVC with Android Adapters
- Styling ListView backgrounds
- Working with threads and concurrency
- Using location awareness and GPS
- And much more!
This book assumes you have a working knowledge of Java, but no prior experience with Android is required.
Charlie Collins is a senior software engineer at Axioma. He has contributed to various open source projects including GWT-Maven, Android-Maven, Gwitter, and is coauthor of Manning’s GWT in Practice and Unlocking Android.
Michael Galpin is the architect for mobile software development at eBay.
Matthias Kaeppler is in charge of mobile development for the online review company Qype, and he created or maintains the Android open source projects Signpost, Droid-Fu, and Calculon.