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  • Author:
    Merrifield Mew Kyle
  • ISBN:
    1849512949
  • ISBN13:
    978-1849512947
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  • Publisher:
    Packt Publishing (July 25, 2011)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
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    Web Development & Design
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Android 9 Development Cookbook: Over 100 recipes and solutions to solve the most common problems faced by. .

What I really like about the Android Application Development Cookbook is that it not only shows you the code for each cookbook recipe but then it goes through the code examples and explains exactly what each line does. Great way to learn Android/Java while creating usable programs.

Kyle has always believed that open source platforms would one day provide lucrative opportunities for anyone with programming skills and that Android is that platform.

Android . Application Development Cookbook book. The book is written in a cookbook style, presenting examples in the style of recipes, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest, or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge.

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The book is written in a cookbook style, presenting examples in the style of recipes, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest, or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge. This book will teach you how to write rich Android applications from scratch in no time.

Kyle Merrifield Mew. About the Author Kyle Merrifield Mew lives in London and is currently a self employed writer and developer. Amongst other things he has also been a soldier, a cartoonist, a teacher, a charity fundraiser, and a web designer

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Android . This book is written to provide you with the shortest possible route between an idea and a working application. Work through the book from start to finish to become an Android expert, or use it as a reference book by applying recipes directly to your project

Over 70 working recipes covering every aspect of Android development

Written for Android 3.0 but also applicable to lower versions Quickly develop applications that take advantage of the very latest mobile technologies, including web apps, sensors, and touch screens Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Discover tips and tricks for varied and imaginative uses of the latest Android features

In Detail

Android is a mobile operating system that runs on a staggering number of smartphones and tablets. Android offers developers the ability to build extremely rich and innovative applications written using the Java programming language. Among the number of books that have been published on the topic, what's missing is a thoroughly practical, hands-on book that takes you straight to getting your job done without boring you with too much theory.

Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook will take you straight to the information you need to get your applications up and running. This book is written to provide you with the shortest possible route between an idea and a working application.

Work through the book from start to finish to become an Android expert, or use it as a reference book by applying recipes directly to your project.

This book covers every aspect of mobile app development, starting with major application components and screen layout and design, before moving on to how to manage sensors such as internal gyroscopes and near field communications. Towards the end, it delves into smartphone multimedia capabilities as well as graphics and animation, web access, and GPS

Whether you are writing your first app or your hundredth, this is a book that you will come back to time and time again, with its many tips and tricks on the rich features of Android 3.

Over 100 working recipes covering every aspect of Android development

What you will learn from this book

Design custom layouts and widgets Connect your application to the Web Animate your applications Create touch and motion sensitive apps Respond to your user's every move with sensor control Use GPS to create location sensitive apps Create and play back sound and video Augment reality through camera controls Access WiFi networks and Bluetooth Incorporate Google Maps in your applications

Approach

The book is written in a cookbook style, presenting examples in the style of recipes, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest, or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge.

Who this book is written for

If you are new to Android application development and looking for a quick start, or if you are an experienced Android developer looking for a reference guide, then this book is for you. Ideally, you should know some Java and a little about mark-up languages but this is by no means necessary. This book will teach you how to write rich Android applications from scratch in no time.


Hasirri
Mobile development of third party applications using Android is hot right now and Mew has come out with a very topical aid. Given a background of Java and XML coding, you should find this book a cinch to follow. Also, the interplay between using or writing Java code and the existence of XML text is frequently shown in many of the recipes. This is an important aspect of how an app can be defined and controlled and you should get fluent.

At the simplest level, an XML file lets you define configuration and resource parameters to be drawn upon by your app. For example, early in Chapter 2 we see how Android comes equipped with several layout types and you can then select amongst these at runtime using an XML file. Experienced Java programmers have seen similar approaches when running Java on a desktop, so the learning curve for these recipes can be trivial for them.

The book gets more involved and at least to me more interesting when it shows how you can access data specific to a mobile phone, that simply does not [usually] exist on a laptop or PC. Look at Chapter 6, 'Detecting User Activity'. You can get data from an embedded accelerometer or gyroscope or even from light and proximity sensors. Granted, not every advanced mobile phone will have the totality of these types, but the Android operating system has been well designed to let you use the data when it exists. This is done by writing code to instantiate a sensor event listener. Of course, the attraction to you is probably to build a game app that lets the user woosh around with her phone, just like on the Nintendo Wii, which popularised this method.

Other chapters delve into topics like the graphics and animation. All of which you'll need of course. But I found that Chapter 6 was the cutting edge.
Kesalard
It is funny when you get a book called "Android 3.0 Application Development Cookbook" and the first example says this might work with 3.0 but we compiled and tested it with 2.2. WHAT?

The book is simply mislabeled as it has little to do with Android 3.0. There are only two sections of the book even dealing with honeycomb and ALL of the other examples are meant for a phone running 2.3 or lower. I know Android development and was hoping to get cookbook recipes for "Android 3.0". This book was clearly written too late in the game and they tried to tack on a tiny bit of honeycomb specific information and BAM "Android 3.0 Development Cookbook"!

I think they should pull this book and release a new version with a correct title.

If you are looking for Android phone development this might be for you but if you are looking for any information on Android 3.0 do two quick searches on the internet and you will find more relevant information.

Note: This review is based on what this book claims to be, an Android 3.0 cookbook. I am not saying it is a bad book because it isn't but when you sell an grape and you call it a raisin you are going to make people upset.
Bolv
This book teaches a surprisingly wide variety of tasks for the Android developer. Among the skills taught:

- Drawing your UI
- Making menus, context sensitive menus, shortcut keys and submenus
- Storing data on internal storage, external storage, the included SQLite database
- Detecting device orientation, using the accelerometer, detecting user gestures and the available sensors
- Communicating with the user through Alerts, progress bars, status bars and dialogues
- Adding graphics, rotating images, and using animation
- Playing audio files and recording video, audio and taking pictures
- Sending and receiving phone calls and SMS messages, using internet content
- Detecting the device location, using Google maps and other mapping skills

The format for each lesson is the same: Start with a new Eclipse project, add the bare minimum necessary to see the desired functionality.

I think this book will make a good reference for Android developers of all skill levels. Beginners should be prepared for a little online homework to flesh out ideas, as there is not a lot of theory here.
Hucama
I was looking for a book that I could use to get involved with development for the Android platform, especially for Android tablets, and after reading around on various blogs I was pointed in the direction of this book.

The "Who This Book is For" section of the book says: "If you are new to Android application development and looking for a quick start, or if you are an experienced Android developer looking for a reference guide, then this book is for you," and I agree. However, the book gets off to quite a fast start and novices to Android development might find the learning curve a bit steeper than they would think. This is not a failing of the book, but the cookbook format is better suited to dipping into and quickly getting the information you need, than as a tutorial for newbies per se. I would advise getting a good Java tutorial under your belt to flatten the curve a little.

In ten quick chapters - "Activities", "Layouts", "Widgets", "Menus", "Data and Security", "Detecting User Activity", "Notifying the User", "Graphics and Animation", "Multimedia", "Telephony, Networks & the Web", and "GPS, Locations & Maps" - you get the information you need to cover most aspects of Android development, and you will be writing rich Android applications from scratch in no time flat.

The bottom line: if you want to kickstart your development for the Android platform, this is a book worth purchasing and going through. Recommended.