Pro Android (5th Revised edition)

Pro Android (5th Revised edition)

By: Dave MacLean (author), Grant Allen (author), Satya Komatineni (author)Paperback

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Pro Android 5 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile apps using the Android 5.0 SDK. This book updates the best-selling Pro Android and covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for embedded devices, smartphones, and tablets to advanced concepts such as custom components, multi-tasking, sensors/augmented reality, better accessories support and much more. * Using the tutorials and expert advice, you'll quickly be able to build cool mobile apps and run them on dozens of Android-based smartphones. * You'll explore and use the Android APIs, including those for media and sensors. * And you'll check out what's new in Android, including the improved user interface across all Android platforms, integration with services, and more. By reading this definitive tutorial and reference, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to create stunning, cutting-edge Android apps that can make you money, while keeping you agile enough to respond to changes in the future.

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About Author

Dave MacLean is a software engineer and architect living and working in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1980, he has programmed in many languages, developing solutions ranging from robot automation systems to data warehousing, from web self-service applications to electronic data interchange transaction processors. Dave has worked for Sun Microsystems, IBM, Trimble Navigation, General Motors, and several small companies. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a degree in systems design engineering. Visit his blog at or contact him at


1 Hello, World 2 Introduction to Android Applications 3 Basic User Interface Controls 4 Adapters and List Controls 5 Making Advanced UI Layouts 6 Adding Menus and ActionBar 7 Styles and Themes 8 Fragments 9 Responding to Configuration Changes 10 Dialogs: Regular and Fragment 11 Working with Preferences and Saving State 12 Compatibility Library 13 Exploring Packages, Processes, Components, Threads and Handlers 14 Working with Services 15 Advanced Async Task & Progress Dialogs 16 Exploring Broadcast Receivers and Long Running Services 17 Exploring the Alarm Manager 18 Unveiling 2D Animation 19 Exploring Maps and Location Services 20 Understanding the Media Frameworks 21 Home Screen Widgets 22 Touchscreens 23 Drag and Drop 24 Using Sensors 25 Understanding Content Providers 26 Understanding the Contacts API 27 Loaders 28 Security and Permissions 29 Google Cloud messaging and services 30 Deploying Your Application: Google Play Store and Beyond

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781430246800
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2015
  • Number Of Pages: 787
  • ID: 9781430246800
  • weight: 1407
  • ISBN10: 1430246804
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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