Embedded Programming with Android

Bringing Up an Android System from Scratch

Author: Roger Ye

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134030915

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 9011

The First Practical, Hands-On Guide to Embedded System Programming for Android Today, embedded systems programming is a more valuable discipline than ever, driven by fast-growing, new fields such as wearable technology and the Internet of Things. In this concise guide, Roger Ye teaches all the skills you’ll need to write the efficient embedded code necessary to make tomorrow’s Android devices work. The first title in Addison-Wesley’s new Android™ Deep Dive series for intermediate and expert Android developers, Embedded Programming with Android™ draws on Roger Ye’s extensive experience with advanced projects in telecommunications and mobile devices. Step by step, he guides you through building a system with all the key components Android hardware developers must deliver to manufacturing. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the key programming, compiler, and debugging skills you’ll need for real-world projects. First, Ye introduces the essentials of bare-metal programming: creating assembly language code that runs directly on hardware. Then, building on this knowledge, he shows how to use C to create hardware interfaces for booting a Linux kernel with the popular U-Boot bootloader. Finally, he walks you through using filesystem images to boot Android and learning to build customized ROMs to support any new Android device. Throughout, Ye provides extensive downloadable code you can run, explore, and adapt. You will Build a complete virtualized environment for embedded development Understand the workflow of a modern embedded systems project Develop assembly programs, create binary images, and load and run them in the Android emulator Learn what it takes to bring up a bootloader and operating system Move from assembler to C, and explore Android’s goldfish hardware interfaces Program serial ports, interrupt controllers, real time clocks, and NAND flash controllers Integrate C runtime libraries Support exception handling and timing Use U-Boot to boot the kernel via NOR or NAND flash processes Gain in-depth knowledge for porting U-Boot to new environments Integrate U-Boot and a Linux kernel into an AOSP and CyanogenMod source tree Create your own Android ROM on a virtual Android device
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Embedded Android

Porting, Extending, and Customizing

Author: Karim Yaghmour

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449308295

Category: Computers

Page: 385

View: 5974

Embedded Android is for Developers wanting to create embedded systems based on Android and for those wanting to port Android to new hardware, or creating a custom development environment. Hackers and moders will also find this an indispensible guide to how Android works.
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Android System Programming

Author: Roger Ye

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787120384

Category: Computers

Page: 470

View: 7147

Build, customize, and debug your own Android system About This Book Master Android system-level programming by integrating, customizing, and extending popular open source projects Use Android emulators to explore the true potential of your hardware Master key debugging techniques to create a hassle-free development environment Who This Book Is For This book is for Android system programmers and developers who want to use Android and create indigenous projects with it. You should know the important points about the operating system and the C/C++ programming language. What You Will Learn Set up the Android development environment and organize source code repositories Get acquainted with the Android system architecture Build the Android emulator from the AOSP source tree Find out how to enable WiFi in the Android emulator Debug the boot up process using a customized Ramdisk Port your Android system to a new platform using VirtualBox Find out what recovery is and see how to enable it in the AOSP build Prepare and test OTA packages In Detail Android system programming involves both hardware and software knowledge to work on system level programming. The developers need to use various techniques to debug the different components in the target devices. With all the challenges, you usually have a deep learning curve to master relevant knowledge in this area. This book will not only give you the key knowledge you need to understand Android system programming, but will also prepare you as you get hands-on with projects and gain debugging skills that you can use in your future projects. You will start by exploring the basic setup of AOSP, and building and testing an emulator image. In the first project, you will learn how to customize and extend the Android emulator. Then you'll move on to the real challenge—building your own Android system on VirtualBox. You'll see how to debug the init process, resolve the bootloader issue, and enable various hardware interfaces. When you have a complete system, you will learn how to patch and upgrade it through recovery. Throughout the book, you will get to know useful tips on how to integrate and reuse existing open source projects such as LineageOS (CyanogenMod), Android-x86, Xposed, and GApps in your own system. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples and system-level programming tips.
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Learning Embedded Android N Programming

Author: Ivan Morgillo,Stefano Viola

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785283286

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 4395

Create the perfectly customized system by unleashing the power of Android OS on your embedded device About This Book Understand the system architecture and how the source code is organized Explore the power of Android and customize the build system Build a fully customized Android version as per your requirements Who This Book Is For If you are a Java programmer who wants to customize, build, and deploy your own Android version using embedded programming, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Master Android architecture and system design Obtain source code and understand the modular organization Customize and build your first system image for the Android emulator Level up and build your own Android system for a real-world device Use Android as a home automation and entertainment system Tailor your system with optimizations and add-ons Reach for the stars: look at the Internet of Things, entertainment, and domotics In Detail Take a deep dive into the Android build system and its customization with Learning Embedded Android Programming, written to help you master the steep learning curve of working with embedded Android. Start by exploring the basics of Android OS, discover Google's “repo” system, and discover how to retrieve AOSP source code. You'll then find out to set up the build environment and the first AOSP system. Next, learn how to customize the boot sequence with a new animation, and use an Android “kitchen” to “cook” your custom ROM. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build customized Android open source projects by developing your own set of features. Style and approach This step-by-step guide is packed with various real-world examples to help you create a fully customized Android system with the most useful features available.
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Android Security Internals

An In-Depth Guide to Android's Security Architecture

Author: Nikolay Elenkov

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276419

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 3555

There are more than one billion Android devices in use today, each one a potential target. Unfortunately, many fundamental Android security features have been little more than a black box to all but the most elite security professionals—until now. In Android Security Internals, top Android security expert Nikolay Elenkov takes us under the hood of the Android security sys­tem. Elenkov describes Android security archi­tecture from the bottom up, delving into the imple­mentation of major security-related components and subsystems, like Binder IPC, permissions, cryptographic providers, and device administration. You’ll learn: –How Android permissions are declared, used, and enforced –How Android manages application packages and employs code signing to verify their authenticity –How Android implements the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) and Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) frameworks –About Android’s credential storage system and APIs, which let applications store cryptographic keys securely –About the online account management framework and how Google accounts integrate with Android –About the implementation of verified boot, disk encryption, lockscreen, and other device security features –How Android’s bootloader and recovery OS are used to perform full system updates, and how to obtain root access With its unprecedented level of depth and detail, Android Security Internals is a must-have for any security-minded Android developer.
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Android Concurrency

Author: G. Blake Meike

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134177606

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 9309

Write Apps for Maximum Performance and Responsiveness “Threading and concurrency are as important in mobile as they are in large, distributed systems. This book does an excellent job of re-introducing us to the basic concepts and describing how to apply them to the Android framework. Even the most experienced Android developer should pick up at least a few tricks from these pages.” —Dave Smith, PE, Google Developer Expert for Android Mastering concurrency is critical to developing software with superior performance and responsiveness. This is especially true for Android, where interruptions are frequent and abrupt, and in order to be correct, programs must be aware of component and process lifecycles in addition to being thread safe. You need a deep, Android-specific understanding of concurrency—and Android Concurrency delivers it. This guide in Addison-Wesley’s Android Deep Dive series for experienced Android developers helps you leverage today’s multi-core processors and heavily cached architectures, as well as major improvements built into Android 5 (Lollipop). Top Android developer and consultant Blake Meike strips the magic and mystery from concurrent programming and presents intensely practical solutions for everything from inter-thread communication to network communication. Meike introduces a simple but powerful architectural framework you can use to address new issues whenever they arise, and offers expert guidance for debugging even highly complex concurrency issues. Android Concurrency combines in-depth knowledge, proven patterns and idioms, and world-class insights for avoiding performance-killing mistakes. For serious Android developers, it will be an indispensable resource. You will • Gain new clarity about what concurrency really is, and how concurrent processes work • Master best practices for writing concurrent code that’s more robust and less susceptible to weird, hard-to-diagnose errors • Review the Java concurrency mechanisms Android’s constructs are built upon • Shape an approach to concurrency that reflects the unique characteristics of the Android environment • Avoid widespread misconceptions that lead Android developers into trouble • Make the most of AsyncTask—but only when it’s the right tool for the job • Leverage the powerful, lightweight Looper/Handler framework to support scheduled, asynchronous tasks and execute many message types • Use the Android Service component to separate business logic from UI • Understand the differences between started and bound services and use them effectively for intra- and inter-process communication • Perform scheduled tasks, including tasks requiring polling and explicit scheduling • Track down problems via static analysis, annotations, and assertions
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Android Database Best Practices

Author: Adam Stroud

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134438108

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Battle-Tested Strategies for Storing, Managing, and Sharing Android Data “Android™ Database Best Practices goes well beyond API documentation to offer strategic advice about how to handle data in an Android application and the tools needed to develop productively. This arms the developer with a trove of solutions to nearly any problem an application may face involving data. Mastering the concepts in this book are therefore essential for any developer who wants to create professional Android applications.” –Greg Milette, Android developer, Gradison Technologies, Inc. This is the first guide to focus on one of the most critical aspects of Android development: how to efficiently store, retrieve, manage, and share information from your app’s internal database. Through real-world code examples, which you can use in your own apps, you’ll learn how to take full advantage of SQLite and the database-related classes on Android. A part of Addison-Wesley’s Android™ Deep Dive series for experienced Android developers, Android Database Best Practices draws on Adam Stroud’s extensive experience leading cutting-edge app projects. Stroud reviews the core database theory and SQL techniques you need to efficiently build, manipulate, and read SQLite databases. He explores SQLite in detail, illuminates Android’s APIs for database interaction, and shares modern best practices for working with databases in the Android environment. Through a complete case study, you’ll learn how to design your data access layer to simplify all facets of data management and avoid unwanted technical debt. You’ll also find detailed solutions for common challenges in building data-enabled Android apps, including issues associated with threading, remote data access, and showing data to users. Extensive, up-to-date sample code is available for download at github.com/android-database-best-practices/device-database. You will Discover how SQLite database differs from other relational databases Use SQL DDL to add structure to a database, and use DML to manipulate data Define and work with SQLite data types Persist highly structured data for fast, efficient access Master Android classes for create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations and database queries Share data within or between apps via content providers Master efficient UI strategies for displaying data, while accounting for threading issues Use Android’s Intents API to pass data between activities when starting a new activity or service Achieve two-way communication between apps and remote web APIs Manage the complexities of app-to-server communication, and avoid common problems Use Android’s new Data Binding API to write less code and improve performance
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Android High Performance Programming

Author: Enrique Lopez Manas,Diego Grancini

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785283383

Category: Computers

Page: 412

View: 2993

Build fast and efficient Android apps that run as reliably as clockwork in a multi-device world About This Book Wide coverage of various topics that help in developing optimal applications Explore the concepts of Advanced Native Coding in depth A must-have for professional-standard Android developers for whom performance failures and the sloppy use of resources are simply unacceptable Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at developers with an advanced knowledge of Android and who want to test their skills and learn new techniques to increase the performance of their applications. We assume they are comfortable working with the entire Android SDK, and have been doing it for a few years. They need to be familiar with frameworks such as NDK to use native code, which is crucial for app performance What You Will Learn Create Android applications that squeeze the most from the limited resource capacity of devices Swap code that isn't performing Efficient memory management by identifying problems such as leaks Reap the benefits of multithreaded and asynchronous programming Maximize the security and encryption mechanisms natively provided by Android Perform efficient network operations and techniques to retrieve data from servers Master the NDK to write native code that can perform faster operations In Detail Performant applications are one of the key drivers of success in the mobile world. Users may abandon an app if it runs slowly. Learning how to build applications that balance speed and performance with functionality and UX can be a challenge; however, it's now more important than ever to get that balance right. Android High Performance will start you thinking about how to wring the most from any hardware your app is installed on, so you can increase your reach and engagement. The book begins by providing an introduction to state–of-the-art Android techniques and the importance of performance in an Android application. Then, we will explain the Android SDK tools regularly used to debug and profile Android applications. We will also learn about some advanced topics such as building layouts, multithreading, networking, and security. Battery life is one of the biggest bottlenecks in applications; and this book will show typical examples of code that exhausts battery life, how to prevent this, and how to measure battery consumption from an application in every kind of situation to ensure your apps don't drain more than they should. This book explains techniques for building optimized and efficient systems that do not drain the battery, cause memory leaks, or slow down with time. Style and approach The book follows a tutorial-based approach to take the reader from the basic fundamentals of debugging to advanced performance-improvement concepts.
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Inside the Android OS

Building, Customizing, Managing and Operating Android System Services

Author: G. Blake Meike

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780134096346

Category:

Page: 350

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ANDROID A PROGRAMMERS GUIDE

Author: J. F. DiMarzio

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071599894

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 2592

Master the Android mobile development platform Build compelling Java-based mobile applications using the Android SDK and the Eclipse open-source software development platform. Android: A Programmer's Guide shows you, step-by-step, how to download and set up all of the necessary tools, build and tune dynamic Android programs, and debug your results. Discover how to provide web and chat functions, interact with the phone dialer and GPS devices, and access the latest Google services. You'll also learn how to create custom Content Providers and database-enable your applications using SQLite. Install and configure Java, Eclipse, and Android plugin Create Android projects from the Eclipse UI or command line Integrate web content, images, galleries, and sounds Deploy menus, progress bars, and auto-complete functions Trigger actions using Android Intents, Filters, and Receivers Implement GPS, Google Maps, Google Earth, and GTalk Build interactive SQLite databases, calendars, and notepads Test applications using the Android Emulator and Debug Bridge
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Exploring SE for Android

Author: William Confer,William Roberts

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393894

Category: Computers

Page: 214

View: 8101

This book is intended for developers and engineers with some familiarity of operating system concepts as implemented by Linux. A basic background in C code would be helpful. Their positions range from hobbyists wanting to secure their Android powered creations to OEM engineers building handsets to engineers of emerging areas where Android is seeing growth.
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Embedded Media Processing

Author: David J. Katz,Rick Gentile

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080458882

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 2701

A key technology enabling fast-paced embedded media processing developments is the high-performance, low-power, small-footprint convergent processor, a specialized device that combines the real-time control of a traditional microcontroller with the signal processing power of a DSP. This practical guide is your one-stop shop for understanding how to implement this cutting-edge technology. You will learn how to: Choose the proper processor for an application. Architect your system to avoid problems at the outset. Manage your data flows and memory accesses so that they line up properly Make smart-trade-offs in portable applications between power considerations and computational performance. Divide processing tasks across multiple cores. Program frameworks that optimize performance without needlessly increasing programming model complexity. Implement benchmarking techniques that will help you adapt a framework to best fit a target application, and much more! Covering the entire spectrum of EMP-related design issues, from easy-to-understand explanations of basic architecture and direct memory access (DMA), to in-depth discussions of code optimization and power management, this practical book will be an invaluable aid to every engineer working with EMP, from the beginner to the seasoned expert. Comprehensive subject coverage with emphasis on practical application Essential assembly language code included throughout text Many real-world examples using Analog's popular Blackfin Processor architecture
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Expert Android

Author: Satya Komatineni,Dave MacLean,Phani Kanakala

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249501

Category: Computers

Page: 436

View: 2442

From the leading publisher of Android books, Apress’ Expert Android gives you advanced techniques for customizing views, controls, and layouts. You’ll learn to develop apps in record time using JSON, Advanced Form Processing, and the BaaS (Backend As A Service) platform Parse. The book also includes extensive coverage on OpenGL, Search, and Telephony. With these advanced and time saving technologies you’ll be able to release compelling mobile applications in Google Play and the Amazon Appstore at a rapid pace. In Expert Android, you’ll learn to: Borrow, reuse, or build custom Android UI components Create 3D experiences using OpenGL ES 2.0 Write collaborative applications in the Parse cloud and communicate with your app user community through Parse Push Technology Reduce the time-to-market while creating rock solid apps for multiple devices Whether you are an individual or enterprise developer, in Expert Android you’ll find the advanced techniques and practices to take your mobile apps to the next level. Regardless of the Android release, this book serves as your definitive, capstone reference for your Apress Android experience. What you’ll learn How to deliver impactful Apps cheaper, better, and faster. How to develop for multiple devices and manage fragmentation in Android How to use Parse cloud for Storage, Collaborative Social Apps, and Push notifications How to create Custom Views, Controls, and Layouts How to create 3D experience with OpenGL ES 2.0 How to achieve speed to market through JSON, Form processing, and Parse How to eliminate memory leaks and poor-performing code Who this book is for This book is for advanced Android app developers who have read/used Pro Android already by the very same authors that bring you Expert Android. Table of Contents01. Custom Views 02. Compound Views 03. Custom Layouts 04. Using JSON for On-Device Persistence 05. Programming for multiple devices 06. Advanced Form Processing for Android 07. Using the Telephony API 08. Advanced Debugging and Analysis 09. Programming in OpenGL ES 2.0 for Android 10. Android Search User Experience 11. Android Search Providers 12. Android Search Custom Providers 13. Cloud storage for Applications: Parse.com 14. Enhancing Parse with Parcelables 15. Using Push Notifications with Parse
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Android 6 for Programmers

An App-Driven Approach

Author: Paul Deitel,Harvey Deitel,Alexander Wald

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0134401972

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 4719

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to smartphone and tablet app development using Android™ 6 and Android Studio Billions of apps have been downloaded from Google Play™! This book gives you everything you need to start developing great apps quickly and getting them published on Google Play™. The book uses an app-driven approach—each new technology is discussed in the context of eight fully coded and tested Android apps, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you’ll develop include: Welcome App Cannon Game Tip Calculator Weather Viewer Flag Quiz Twitter® Searches Doodlz Address Book Practical, Example-Rich Coverage of: Android 6, Android Studio: Gradle™, Vector Asset Studio, Theme Editor Material Design App Templates and Themes AppCompat Library, Android Design Support Library, RecyclerView, FloatingActionButton, TextInputLayout Material Design Elevation and Icons REST Web Services/JSON, Threading, SQLite™ Database, Android 6 Permissions Cursors, Loaders, ContentProviders Supporting Various Screen Sizes/Resolutions Accessibility, Internationalization Activities, Fragments, Intents, Preferences GUIs, Layouts, Menus, Resource Files, Events, Touch/Gesture Processing, Images, Audio, Graphics, Animation Immersive Mode, PrintHelper Google Play™ Store, App Publishing, Pricing, Marketing, In-App Advertising, In-App Billing, Virtual Goods and more About This Book The first-generation Android phones were released in October 2008. As of June 2015, Android had 82.8% of the global smartphone market share, compared to 13.9% for Apple and 2.6% for Microsoft (http:// www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp). Billions of apps have been downloaded from Google Play and more than one billion Android devices were shipped worldwide in 2014 (http://www.cnet.com/news/android-shipments-exceed- 1-billion-for-first-time-in-2014/). The opportunities for Android app developers are enormous. This book presents leading-edge computing technologies for professional software developers. At the heart of the book is the Deitel app-driven approach—concepts are presented in the context of complete working Android apps, rather than using code snippets. The introduction and app test drives at the beginning of each chapter show one or more sample executions. The book’s source code is available at http://www.deitel.com/books/AndroidFP3. The apps in this book were carefully designed to introduce you to key Android features and APIs. You’ll quickly learn everything you need to start building Android apps—beginning with a test-drive of the Tip Calculator app in Chapter 1, then building one new app in each of Chapters 2 through 9. By the time you reach Chapter 10, you’ll be ready to create your own apps for submission to Google Play and other app marketplaces. You’ll master the Google Play submission process, including uploading your apps. You’ll decide whether to sell your apps or offer them for free, and learn how to market them via social media and monetize them with in-app advertising, in-app billing, virtual goods and more.
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Linux Device Drivers Development

Develop customized drivers for embedded Linux

Author: John Madieu

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174753

Category: Computers

Page: 586

View: 4859

Learn to develop customized device drivers for your embedded Linux system About This Book Learn to develop customized Linux device drivers Learn the core concepts of device drivers such as memory management, kernel caching, advanced IRQ management, and so on. Practical experience on the embedded side of Linux Who This Book Is For This book will help anyone who wants to get started with developing their own Linux device drivers for embedded systems. Embedded Linux users will benefit highly from this book. This book covers all about device driver development, from char drivers to network device drivers to memory management. What You Will Learn Use kernel facilities to develop powerful drivers Develop drivers for widely used I2C and SPI devices and use the regmap API Write and support devicetree from within your drivers Program advanced drivers for network and frame buffer devices Delve into the Linux irqdomain API and write interrupt controller drivers Enhance your skills with regulator and PWM frameworks Develop measurement system drivers with IIO framework Get the best from memory management and the DMA subsystem Access and manage GPIO subsystems and develop GPIO controller drivers In Detail Linux kernel is a complex, portable, modular and widely used piece of software, running on around 80% of servers and embedded systems in more than half of devices throughout the World. Device drivers play a critical role in how well a Linux system performs. As Linux has turned out to be one of the most popular operating systems used, the interest in developing proprietary device drivers is also increasing steadily. This book will initially help you understand the basics of drivers as well as prepare for the long journey through the Linux Kernel. This book then covers drivers development based on various Linux subsystems such as memory management, PWM, RTC, IIO, IRQ management, and so on. The book also offers a practical approach on direct memory access and network device drivers. By the end of this book, you will be comfortable with the concept of device driver development and will be in a position to write any device driver from scratch using the latest kernel version (v4.13 at the time of writing this book). Style and approach A set of engaging examples to develop Linux device drivers
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Programming Android

Author: Zigurd Mednieks,Laird Dornin,G. Blake Meike,Masumi Nakamura

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449316646

Category: Computers

Page: 542

View: 6689

Presents instructions for creating Android applications for mobile devices using Java.
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Practical Android Projects

Author: Lucas Jordan,Pieter Greyling

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430232439

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 4793

Take a practical approach to becoming a leading-edge Android developer, learning by example while combining the many technologies needed to create a successful, up-to-date web app. Practical Android Projects introduces the Android software development kit and development tools of the trade, and then dives into building cool-looking and fun apps that put Android's amazing capabilities to work. Android is the powerful, full-featured, open source mobile platform that powers phones like Google Nexus, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy S, and a variety of HTC phones and tablet computers. This book helps you quickly get Android projects up and running with the free and open source Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA IDEs. Then you build and extend mobile applications using the Android SDK, Java, Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A), and languages such as Python, Ruby, Javascript/HTML, Flex/AIR, and Lua. What you’ll learn In Practical Android Projects, you’ll work on real-world projects such as: Hosting an Android BASIC interpreter Extending your Java-based Android applications with embedded Lua Scripting your Android device with SL4A Adding Twitter and Facebook to your applications Using 2D graphics and animations for casual games Creating cross-platform apps with Javascript/HTML and Flex with AIR Who this book is for Practical Android Projects is for any developer new to the Android platform who wants to learn to build mobile applications. Knowledge of the fundamentals of Java programming is assumed. Table of Contents Android Fundamentals Development Tools in Practice Roll Your Own Android Scripting Environment Embedding Lua in Android Applications Introducing SL4A: The Scripting Layer for Android Creating a GUI with HTML/JavaScript and AIR Using REST with Facebook and Twitter Using the Google App Engine with Android Game Development: Graphics Game Development: Animation App Inventor
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Android Programming for Beginners

Author: John Horton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785889036

Category: Computers

Page: 698

View: 6187

Learn all the Java and Android skills you need to start making powerful mobile applications About This Book Kick-start your Android programming career, or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace A first-principles introduction to Java, via Android, which means you'll be able to start building your own applications from scratch Learn by example and build three real-world apps and over 40 mini apps throughout the book Who This Book Is For Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that “to learn Android, you must know java.” If so, Android Programming for Beginners is for you. You don't need any programming experience to follow along with this book, just a computer and a sense of adventure. What You Will Learn Master the fundamentals of coding Java for Android Install and set up your Android development environment Build functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer Add user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps Manage your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite database Find out about the design patterns used by professionals to make top-grade applications Build, deploy, and publish real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace In Detail Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology; it is an operating system for everyone. Despite this, the entry-fee to actually make Android applications is usually a computer science degree, or five years' worth of Java experience. Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android applications from scratch—whether you're looking to start your programming career, make an application for work, be reintroduced to mobile development, or are just looking to program for fun. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the Java basics to working with the Android API. All examples are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process. After this crash-course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and store your user's data with SQLite. In addition, you'll see how to make your apps multilingual, capture images from a device's camera, and work with graphics, sound, and animations too. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java. Style and approach With more than 40 mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for Beginners is a hands-on guide to learning Android and Java. Each example application demonstrates a different aspect of Android programming. Alongside these mini apps, we push your abilities by building three larger applications to demonstrate Android application development in context.
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The Busy Coder's Guide to Advanced Android Development

Author: Mark L. Murphy

Publisher: Commonsware, LLC

ISBN: 9780981678054

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 2857

There are many Android programming guides that give you the basics. This book goes beyond simple apps into many areas of Android development that you simply will not find in competing books. Whether you want to add home screen app widgets to your arsenal, or create more complex maps, integrate multimedia features like the camera, integrate tightly with other applications, or integrate scripting languages, this book has you covered. Moreover, this book has over 50 pages of Honeycomb-specific material, from dynamic fragments, to integrating navigation into the action bar, to creating list-based app widgets. It also has a chapter on using NFC, the wireless technology behind Google Wallet and related services. This book is one in CommonsWare's growing series of Android related titles, including "The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development," "Android Programming Tutorials," and the upcoming "Tuning Android Applications." 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 Tapjacking Working with SMS More on the Manifest Device Configuration Push Notifications with C2DM NFC The Role of Scripting Languages The Scripting Layer for Android JVM Scripting Languages Reusable Components Testing Production
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Beginning Android Programming with Android Studio

Author: Wei-Meng Lee,Jerome DiMarzio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118705599

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 2989

Each book aims to teach an important technology or programming language and is designed to take a person from being a novice to a professional by including the most essential information and explaining step by step how to put together real-world projects.
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