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  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; Updated edition (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118102274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118102275
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Build unique smartphone and tablet applications with Android 4

Written by an Android authority, this up–to–date resource is an ideal guide to building mobile apps using the Android 4 SDK. It provides in–depth coverage, showing experienced Android developers how to take full advantage of new features, while covering the fundamentals that novice developers need to get started. Serving as a hands–on guide to building mobile apps using Android, the book walks you through a series of increasingly sophisticated projects, each introducing a new Android platform feature and highlighting the techniques and best practices that will help you write compelling Android apps.

Professional Android 4 Application Development:

  • Provides an in–depth look at the Android application components and their lifecycles

  • Explores Android UI metaphors, design philosophies, and UI APIs to create compelling user interfaces for phones, tablets, and TVs

  • Introduces techniques for creating map–based applications and using location–based services

  • Looks at how to create background services, Notifications, and Cloud To Device Messaging

  • Demonstrates how to create dynamic and interactive home screen Widgets and Live Wallpaper

  • Explores hardware and communication APIs, including Bluetooth, telephony, WiFi Direct, and NFC Beam

  • Examines the use of the camera and hardware sensors

  • Details the new animation framework and other user experience enhancements, including drag and drop, the Action Bar, and Fragments

  • Includes a new chapter on publishing your apps

  • Introduces the License Verification and In App Billing Services

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About the Author

Reto Meier is Google′s Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. He has been involved in Android development since the initial release in 2007.

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