Introduction to Android Application Development

Android Essentials

Author: Joseph Annuzzi Jr.,Lauren Darcey,Shane Conder

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133477339

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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Bonus KitKat material is available for download at www.informit.com/title/9780321940261 What Every Android™ App Developer Should Know Today: Android Tools, App/UI Design, Testing, Publishing, And More This fully reworked edition of a proven title is the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android™ apps. The content is revised and updated for the latest Android 4.3 SDK and the newest development best practices. Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fourth Edition, covers all you need to quickly start developing professional apps for today’s Android devices. Three expert developers guide you through setting up your development environment, designing user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your entire app-development process–from design through publication. Updated throughout, this title includes extensive coverage of the most useful new Android tools and utilities. It adds an all-new chapter on planning an amazing Android app user experience, plus extensive new coverage of unit testing, dialogs, preferences, and app publishing. Throughout, key concepts are taught through clear, up-to-date example code. This edition offers Fully updated introductions to the latest Android 4.3 APIs, tools, utilities, and best practices Up-to-date strategies for leveraging new Android capabilities while preserving compatibility Navigation patterns and code samples for delivering more intuitive user experiences Example-based explanations of ActionBars, DialogFragments, and other key concepts Expert automated testing techniques to quickly improve code quality New Google Play Developer Console app publishing techniques that also offer more control For Android developers at all levels of experience, this reference is now more valuable than ever. Students, instructors, and self-learners will especially appreciate new chapter-ending questions and exercises, carefully designed to test knowledge and deepen mastery. Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://introductiontoandroid.blogspot.com/ Note: This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume I: Android Essentials, Third Edition
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Advanced Android Application Development

Author: Joseph Annuzzi Jr.,Lauren Darcey,Shane Conder

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 013389245X

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Systematically revised and updated, this guide brings together powerful, advanced techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. With the addition of quizzes and exercises in every chapter, it is ideal for both professional and classroom use. An outstanding practical reference for the newest Android APIs, this guide provides in-depth explanations of code utilizing key API features and includes downloadable sample apps for nearly every chapter. Together, they provide a solid foundation for any modern app project. Throughout, the authors draw on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers to provide tips and best practices for highly efficient development. They show you how to break through traditional app boundaries with optional features, including the Android NDK, Google Analytics and Android Wear APIs, and Google Play Game Services. New coverage in this edition includes Integrating Google Cloud Messaging into your apps Utilizing the new Google location and Google Maps Android APIs Leveraging in-app billing from Google Play, as well as third-party providers Getting started with the Android Studio IDE Localizing language and using Google Play App Translation services Extending your app’s reach with Lockscreen widgets and DayDreams Leveraging improvements to Notification, Web, SMS, and other APIs Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://advancedandroidbook.blogspot.com/ This title is an indispensable resource for intermediate- to advanced-level Java programmers who are now developing for Android, and for seasoned mobile developers who want to make the most of the new Android platform and hardware. This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition.
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Professional Android

Author: Reto Meier,Ian Lake

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118949536

Category: Computers

Page: 928

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The comprehensive developer guide to the latest Android featuresand capabilities Professional Android, 4th Edition shows developers how toleverage the latest features of Android to create robust andcompelling mobile apps. This hands-on approach provides in-depthcoverage through a series of projects, each introducing a newAndroid platform feature and highlighting the techniques and bestpractices that exploit its utmost functionality. The exercisesbegin simply, and gradually build into advanced Androiddevelopment. Clear, concise examples show you how to quicklyconstruct real-world mobile applications. This book is your guide to smart, efficient, effective Androiddevelopment. Learn the best practices that get more out of Android Understand the anatomy, lifecycle, and UI metaphor of Androidapps Design for all mobile platforms, including tablets Utilize both the Android framework and Google Playservices
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Design, User Experience, and Usability: Users and Interactions

4th International Conference, DUXU 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Aaron Marcus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319208985

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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The three-volume set LNCS 9186, 9187, and 9188 constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in August 2015, jointly with 13 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 132 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this three-volume set. The 67 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on users in DUXU, women in DUXU, information design, touch and gesture DUXU, mobile DUXU, and wearable DUXU.
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Hello, Android

Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform

Author: Ed Burnette

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680503642

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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Google Android dominates the mobile market, and by targeting Android, your apps can run on most of the phones and tablets in the world. This new fourth edition of the #1 book for learning Android covers all modern Android versions from Android 4.1 through Android 5.0. Freshly added material covers new Android features such as Fragments and Google Play Services. Android is a platform you can't afford not to learn, and this book gets you started. Android is a software toolkit for mobile phones and tablets, created by Google. It's inside more than a billion devices, making Android the number one platform for application developers. Your own app could be running on all those devices! Getting started developing with Android is easy. You don't even need access to an Android phone, just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and the emulator that comes with it. Within minutes, Hello, Android gets you creating your first working application: Android's version of "Hello, World." From there, you'll build up a more substantial example: an Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe game. By gradually adding features to the game, you'll learn about many aspects of Android programming, such as creating animated user interfaces, playing music and sound effects, building location-based services (including GPS and cell-tower triangulation), and accessing web services. You'll also learn how to publish your applications to the Google Play Store. This fourth edition of the bestselling Android classic has been revised for Android 4.1-4.3 (Jelly Bean), 4.4 (KitKat), and Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Topics have been streamlined and simplified based on reader feedback, and every page and example has been reviewed and updated for compatibility with the latest versions of Android. If you'd rather be coding than reading about coding, this book is for you.
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Applications and Usability of Interactive TV

4th Iberoamerican Conference, jAUTI 2015, and 6th Congress on Interactive Digital TV, CTVDI 2015, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, October 15-16, 2015. Revised Selected Papers

Author: María José Abásolo,Francisco J. Perales,Antoni Bibiloni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319389076

Category: Computers

Page: 161

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th Iberoamerican Conference on Applications and Usability of Interactive TV, jAUTI 2015, and the 6th Congress on Interactive Digital TV, CTVDI 2015, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in October 2015. The 10 revised full papers and two short papers presented together with an invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected for this volume from 30 accepted submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Second Screen Applications Immersive TV; Video Consumption Development Tools; IDTV Interoperability; IDTV User Experience; Audiovisual Accessibility.
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A Survey on Today's Smartphone Usage

Author: Tobias Himmelsbach

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656174660

Category: Computers

Page: 133

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Diploma Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - Miscellaneous, grade: 2,3, Technical University of Berlin (Agententechnologien in betrieblichen Anwendungen), language: English, abstract: The smartphone market is evolving rapidly, irrespective of the well-known spread within the business sector. In recent years the average users tend to replace their traditional mobile phones, PDAs and Palms with smartphones. These devices have become a pervasive part of everyday life. Dealing with huge amounts of data, the mobile device's and application's demand for certain security standards cannot be underestimated. In recent studies the individual user's needs in terms of technical features, applications etc. have not been addressed and analyzed properly. To capture the problem in its full extent it is vital to understand the user's expectations. Besides, the usage patterns have to be described especially against the background of security aspects. As mentioned before, recent analyzes did not specifically ask what the user expects from a smartphone. Hence, the main objective of this work is to get a broad picture on how smartphones are used today and what users expect, taking into consideration security aspects.. An international web-based online survey was designed and performed to measure and analyze users' behaviour when using smartphones, with the aim of finding out what they want and expect from a smartphone. The main goals were to identify user needs in the context of smartphones, to analyze their knowledge and acquisition to security aspects and to get significant data about the user's behaviour. The main findings of the survey are that on the one hand, most of the users want a smartphone to provide classic mobile phone features, such as performing phone calls, writing messages or storing contacts. On the other hand they want a smartphone to provide mobile internet access, navigation features, multimedia aspects, a comfortable usability and a good look and feel/design. The brand, price and battery performance plays a minor role for them. With respect to security aspects, most of the users have a good knowledge about security in general, pointing out that the security of the smartphone is a very important aspect for them. The obtained results can be provided as recommendations to smartphone vendors, application developers and carriers, who can use them in product portfolio management and product development
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Runtime Verification

4th International Conference, RV 2013, Rennes, France, September 24-27, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Axel Legay,Saddek Bensalem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642407870

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Runtime Verification, RV 2013, held in Rennes, France, in September 2013. The 24 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited papers, 2 tool papers, and 6 tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions. The papers address a wide range of specification languages and formalisms for traces; specification mining; program instrumentation; monitor construction techniques; logging, recording, and replay; fault detection, localization, recovery, and repair; program steering and adaptation; as well as metrics and statistical information gathering; combination of static and dynamic analyses and program execution visualization.
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Mastering Swift 4- Fourth Edition

Author: Jon Hoffman

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781788477802

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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Dive into the latest release of the Swift programming language with this advanced development book for building highly performant applications.About This Book* Harness the latest and most advanced features of Swift 4 to develop quality iOS and macOS applications* Comprehensive coverage of all the advanced features of Swift and guidance on advanced design techniques* Dive deep into protocol extensions, learn new error handling model, and use featured Swift design patterns to write more efficient code* Get to grips with advanced design techniques to write smarter, cleaner Swift codeWho This Book Is ForThis book is for developers who want to delve into the newest version of Swift. If you are a developer who learns best by looking at and working with code, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of Apple's tools is beneficial but not mandatory.What You Will Learn* Delve into the core components of Swift 4.0, including operators, collections, control flows, and functions* Create and use classes, structures, and enumerations* Understand protocol-oriented design and see how it can help you write better code* Develop a practical understanding of subscripts and extensions* Add concurrency to your applications using Grand Central Dispatch and Operation Queues* Implement generics and closures to write very flexible and reusable code* Make use of Swift's error handling and availability features to write safer codeIn DetailSwift is the definitive language for Apple development today. It's a vital part of any iOS and macOS developer's skillset, helping them to build the most impressive and popular apps on the App Store-the sort of apps that are essential to iPhone and iPad users every day. With version 4.0, the Swift team has added new features to improve the development experience, making it easier to get the results you want and customers expect.Inside, you'll find the key features of Swift 4.0 and quickly learn how to use the newest updates to your development advantage. From Objective-C interoperability and ARC to closures and concurrency, this advanced Swift guide will develop your expertise and help you become fluent in this vital programming language.We'll give you an in-depth knowledge of some of the most sophisticated elements of Swift development, including protocol extensions, error-handling, design patterns, and concurrency. We'll guide you on how to use and apply them in your own projects. You'll see how to leverage the power of protocol-oriented programming to write flexible and easier-to-manage code.Style and ApproachA Step-by-step advanced guide
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Interactions

Collaboration Skills for School Professionals

Author: Marilyn Friend,Lynne Cook

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134168548

Category: Education

Page: 400

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. Interactions gives readers an authoritative look at the essential skills necessary for working effectively with others toward quality education for all students through cooperation and collaboration. Comprehensive and well written, it presents an ideal blend of theory and practical applications and is designed to help those in special education, the related services, and other disciplines work with colleagues, administrators, professionals in agencies outside schools, and parents and families. Following a helpful overview of collaboration in contemporary schools and across society, the authors introduce essential communication skills that form the foundation for successful collaboration; show a focus on problem solving and its common collaborative applications; and look at such critical topics as teaming, the key principles of co-teaching, consulting, coaching, mentoring, and conflict and resistance. Every chapter features numerous opportunities to learn new material and reinforce what's been learned, including the addition of links within the text that make this edition a highly interactive learning tool. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134168542 / 9780134168548 Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Code Package Package consists of: 0134245962 / 9780134245966 Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card 0134256794 / 9780134256795 Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Loose-Leaf Version
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