Jump in and build working Android apps with the help of more than 200 tested recipes. With this cookbook, youâll find solutions for working with the user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness, web services, and device features such as the phone, camera, and accelerometer. You also get useful steps on packaging your app for the Android Market.
Ideal for developers familiar with Java, Android basics, and the Java SE API, this book features recipes contributed by more than three dozen developers from the Android community. Each recipe provides a clear solution and sample code you can use in your project right away. Among numerous topics, this cookbook helps you:
- Use guidelines for designing a successful Android app
- Work with UI controls, effective layouts, and graphical elements
- Learn how to take advantage of Androidâs rich features in your app
- Save and retrieve application data in files, SD cards, and embedded databases
- Access RESTful web services, RSS/Atom feeds, and information from websites
- Create location-aware services to find locations and landmarks, and situate them on Google Maps and OpenStreetMap
- Test and troubleshoot individual components and your entire application
About the Author
Ian F. Darwin has worked in the computer industry for three decades. He wrote the freeware file(1) command used on Linux and BSD and is the author of Checking C Programs with Lint, Java Cookbook, and over seventy articles and courses on C and Unix. In addition to programming and consulting, Ian teaches Unix, C, and Java for Learning Tree International, one of the world's largest technical training companies.