DESCRIPTION Android, Google's platform for mobile application development, provides powerful features, a robust SDK, and almost limitless possibilities. It's not hard to find the information a developer needs to build a simple Android app, but then what? Android in Practice is a treasure trove of Android goodness, with over 100 tested, ready-to-use techniques, covering the new Android 3.0 SDK, including complete end-to-end example applications and practical tips for real world mobile application developers. Written by seasoned 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. RETAIL POINTS * Packed with more than 100 techniques * Covers the Android 3.0 SDK, designed for tablets * Advanced topics not covered elsewhere AUDIENCE This book assumes 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.
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