Android Wireless Application Development, 2nd Edition by Shane Conder

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Android™ instant software improvement moment EditionThe start-to-finish advisor to Android software improvement: vastly up-to-date for the latest SDKs and developer techniques!This booklet provides all of the up to date details, validated code, and most sensible practices you must create and marketplace profitable cellular apps with the most recent types of Android. Drawing on their huge event with cellular and instant improvement, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder hide each step: idea, layout, coding, checking out, packaging, and supply. The authors introduce the Android platform, clarify the foundations of powerful Android program layout, and current today’s top practices for crafting powerful consumer interfaces. subsequent, they give distinctive insurance of every key Android API, together with info garage, networking, telephony, location-based companies, multimedia, 3D pics, and hardware.Every bankruptcy of this version has been up-to-date for the latest Android SDKs, instruments, utilities, and undefined. All pattern code has been overhauled and confirmed on top units from a number of businesses, together with HTC, Motorola, and ARCHOS. Many new examples were further, together with whole new purposes. This re-creation additionally addsNine new chapters protecting internet APIs, the Android NDK, extending program succeed in, coping with clients, facts synchronization, backups, complicated person enter, and extra drastically elevated assurance of Android take place documents, content material companies, app layout, and checking out New assurance of scorching themes like Bluetooth, gestures, voice reputation, App Widgets, dwell folders, stay wallpapers, and worldwide seek up-to-date 3D photos programming insurance reflecting OpenGL ES 2.0 An all-new bankruptcy on tackling cross-device compatibility concerns, from designing for the smallest telephones to the large new pills hitting the industry much more tips and tips to assist you layout, boost, and try functions for various units a brand new appendix jam-packed with Eclipse suggestions and tips This booklet is an essential source for each member of the Android improvement workforce: software program builders with all degrees of cellular adventure, workforce leaders and undertaking managers, testers and QA experts, software program architects, or even dealers

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The application can declare any number of different permission types, such as read-only or read-write permissions, for finer control over the application. This is done using ad-hoc granting and revoking of access to specific resources using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). URIs index specific data assets on the system, such as images and text. Here is an example of a URI that provides the phone numbers of all contacts: content://contacts/phones To understand how this permission process works, let’s look at an example.

The results, though, are still impressive. The T-Mobile G1 was the first commercial Android device on the market, but it had the air of a developer pre-release handset. Subsequent Android handsets have had much more impressive hardware, allowing developers to dive in and design awesome new applications. Wow! This opens up even more application choices for Android users and more opportunities for Android developers. There are now more than 180,000 Android developers writing interesting and exciting applications.

Users navigated as they would on the Web, but the pages were much simpler in design. The pressure was off—they could write one WAP browser to ship with the handset and rely on developers to come up with the content users wanted. They could provide a custom WAP portal, directing their subscribers to the content they wanted to provide, and rake in the data charges associated with browsing, which were often high. Developers and content providers didn’t deliver. For the first time, developers had a chance to develop content for phone users, and some did so, with limited success.

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