Android Programming: Pushing the Limits by Erik Hellman

By Erik Hellman

Unharness the facility of the Android OS and construct the categories of fabulous, leading edge apps clients like to use

If your means round the Android OS and will construct an easy Android app in lower than an hour, this e-book is for you. If you’re itching to determine simply how some distance you could push it and realize what Android is actually able to, it’s for you. And if you’re able to how you can construct complex, intuitive, cutting edge apps which are a blast to exploit, this publication is well for you.

From customized perspectives and complicated multi-touch gestures, to integrating on-line internet prone and exploiting the newest geofencing and task reputation positive factors, ace Android developer, Erik Hellman, offers professional advice, methods and little-known innovations for pushing the Android envelope so that you can:

Optimize your parts for the smoothest consumer event possible
Create your personal customized Views
Push the bounds of the Android SDK
Master Android Studio and Gradle
Make optimum use of the Android audio, video and pictures APIs
Program in Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition
Make the main of the recent Android maps and site API
Use Android connectivity applied sciences to speak with distant devices
Perform heritage processing
Use Android cryptography APIs
Find and effectively use hidden Android APIs
Cloud-enable your purposes with Google Play Services
Distribute and promote your functions on Google Play Store
Learn tips on how to unharness the facility of Android and remodel your apps from stable to nice in Android Programming: Pushing the boundaries.

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Also, not all of the Java SE APIs are available on Android because they’re irrelevant for this platform. For instance, the Swing/AWT packages have been completely removed because Android uses a different UI framework. Other APIs that have been removed are RMI, CORBA, ImageIO, and JMX. These have either been replaced by an Android specific version (in the android package space) or simply don’t have an equivalent in Android for practical reasons. 36 Part I: Building a Better Foundation Optimizing Java Code for Android Java SE has evolved over the years with new features that simplify writing complicated code structures.

Also, the distribution of apps was very complicated because no wellsupported online stores existed at that time. The launch of Android gave developers the option to build very capable applications for smartphones by writing code using the Java programming language and using the same API they were used to in the standard Java domain. However, although Android developers still use the compiler from Java SE to compile their applications, you can find many differences between the Java that James Gosling developed and the way Java works on your Android device.

A development team usually comprises four to eight people, all working on the same code in parallel. Although the team could 20 Part I: Building a Better Foundation decide who will make the changes for every file, it’s much more practical to apply a version control system to the project files that supports a parallel method for development. Another benefit of a version control system is that you can track changes back in time (who made what changes and when in a specific part of a file) and then merge changes from different developers into the same file.

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