Android Recipes by Dave Smith
A Problem-Solution Approach for Android 5.0

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Android Recipes, Fourth Edition offers more than 100 down-to-earth code recipes, and guides you step-by-step through a wide range of useful topics using complete and real-world working code examples. This book is updated to include the Android 5.0 SDK, as well as earlier releases.

Instead of abstract descriptions of complex concepts, in Android Recipes, you'll find live code examples. When you start a new project you can consider copying and pasting the code and configuration files from this book and then modifying them for your own customization needs.

Crammed with insightful instruction and helpful examples, this fourth edition of Android Recipes is your guide to writing apps for one of today’s hottest mobile platforms. It offers pragmatic advice that will help you get the job done quickly and well. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch!

Android continues to be one of the leading mobile OS and development platforms driving today's mobile innovations and the apps ecosystem. Android appears complex, but offers a variety of organized development kits to those coming into Android with differing programming language skill sets.

What you’ll learnCode for Android smartphones and tabletsUse external libraries to save time and effortBoost app performance by using the Android NDK and RenderScriptDesign apps for performance, responsiveness, and seamlessnessSend data between devices and other external hardwarePersist application data and share it between applicationsCapture and play back various device media itemsCommunicate with web servicesGet the most out of your user interfaceWho this book is for

This book is a handy reference for all Android app developers.

Table of Contents1. Layouts and Views

2. User Interaction

3. Communications and Networking

4. Interacting with Device Hardware and Media

5. Persisting Data

6. Interacting with the System

7. Graphics and Drawing

8. Working with Android NDK and Renderscript


About Dave Smith

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Dave Smith has been twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and once a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other honors include two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is Elliot Coleman Professor of Poetry and Chairman of The Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published January 30, 2015 by Apress. 780 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction