Description : Create applications for all major smartphone platforms Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties of mobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even the most seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written in such as way that it takes your existing skills and experience and uses that background as a solid foundation for developing applications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing you from having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Concise explanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developing for all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you through setting up your development environment for each platform. Covers all the major options from native development to web application development Discusses major third party platform development acceleration tools, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGap Zeroes in on topics such as developing applications for Android, IOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry Professional Mobile Cross Platform Development shows you how to best exploit the growth in mobile platforms, with a minimum of hassle.
Description : Covering all the essentials of modern Android development, an updated, real-world guide to creating robust, commercial-grade Android apps offers expert insights for the entire app development lifecycle, from concept to market. Original.
Description : Spending on worldwide wireless and mobile network infrastructure will rise by $10.7 billion between 2002 and 2007. In this new resource, the authors provide technology-independent principles and practices that no mobile application developer should be without. This book illustrates specific details of mobile technologies and includes mobile application case studies.
Description : A hands–on guide to building mobile applications, Professional Android Application Development features concise and compelling examples that show you how to quickly construct real–world mobile applications for Android phones. Fully up–to–date for version 1.0 of the Android software development kit, it covers all the essential features, and explores the advanced capabilities of Android (including GPS, accelerometers, and background Services) to help you construct increasingly complex, useful, and innovative mobile applications for Android phones. What this book includes An introduction to mobile development, Android, and how to get started. An in–depth look at Android applications and their life cycle, the application manifest, Intents, and using external resources. Details for creating complex and compelling user interfaces by using, extending, and creating your own layouts and Views and using Menus. A detailed look at data storage, retrieval, and sharing using preferences, files, databases, and Content Providers. Instructions for making the most of mobile portability by creating rich map–based applications as well as using location–based services and the geocoder. A look at the power of background Services, using threads, and a detailed look at Notifications. Coverage of Android′s communication abilities including SMS, the telephony APIs, network management, and a guide to using Internet resources Details for using Android hardware, including media recording and playback, using the camera, accelerometers, and compass sensors. Advanced development topics including security, IPC, advanced 2D / 3D graphics techniques, and user hardware interaction. Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in creating applications for the Android mobile phone platform. It includes information that will be valuable whether you′re an experienced mobile developer or making your first foray, via Android, into writing mobile applications. It will give the grounding and knowledge you need to write applications using the current SDK, along with the flexibility to quickly adapt to future enhancements.
Description : Provides information on using Android 3 to build and enhance mobile applications, covering such topics as creating user interfaces, using intents, databases, creating and controlling services, creating app widgets, playing audio and video, telphony, and using sensors. Original.
Description : Covering all the essentials of modern Android development, an updated, real-world guide to creating robust, commercial-grade Android apps offers expert insights for the entire app development lifecycle, from concept to market.
Description : Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Systematically revised and updated, this guide brings together powerful, advanced techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. With the addition of quizzes and exercises in every chapter, it is ideal for both professional and classroom use. An outstanding practical reference for the newest Android APIs, this guide provides in-depth explanations of code utilizing key API features and includes downloadable sample apps for nearly every chapter. Together, they provide a solid foundation for any modern app project. Throughout, the authors draw on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers to provide tips and best practices for highly efficient development. They show you how to break through traditional app boundaries with optional features, including the Android NDK, Google Analytics and Android Wear APIs, and Google Play Game Services. New coverage in this edition includes Integrating Google Cloud Messaging into your apps Utilizing the new Google location and Google Maps Android APIs Leveraging in-app billing from Google Play, as well as third-party providers Getting started with the Android Studio IDE Localizing language and using Google Play App Translation services Extending your app’s reach with Lockscreen widgets and DayDreams Leveraging improvements to Notification, Web, SMS, and other APIs Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://advancedandroidbook.blogspot.com/ This title is an indispensable resource for intermediate- to advanced-level Java programmers who are now developing for Android, and for seasoned mobile developers who want to make the most of the new Android platform and hardware. This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition.
Description : Bonus KitKat material is available for download at www.informit.com/title/9780321940261 What Every Android™ App Developer Should Know Today: Android Tools, App/UI Design, Testing, Publishing, And More This fully reworked edition of a proven title is the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android™ apps. The content is revised and updated for the latest Android 4.3 SDK and the newest development best practices. Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fourth Edition, covers all you need to quickly start developing professional apps for today’s Android devices. Three expert developers guide you through setting up your development environment, designing user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your entire app-development process–from design through publication. Updated throughout, this title includes extensive coverage of the most useful new Android tools and utilities. It adds an all-new chapter on planning an amazing Android app user experience, plus extensive new coverage of unit testing, dialogs, preferences, and app publishing. Throughout, key concepts are taught through clear, up-to-date example code. This edition offers Fully updated introductions to the latest Android 4.3 APIs, tools, utilities, and best practices Up-to-date strategies for leveraging new Android capabilities while preserving compatibility Navigation patterns and code samples for delivering more intuitive user experiences Example-based explanations of ActionBars, DialogFragments, and other key concepts Expert automated testing techniques to quickly improve code quality New Google Play Developer Console app publishing techniques that also offer more control For Android developers at all levels of experience, this reference is now more valuable than ever. Students, instructors, and self-learners will especially appreciate new chapter-ending questions and exercises, carefully designed to test knowledge and deepen mastery. Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://introductiontoandroid.blogspot.com/ Note: This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume I: Android Essentials, Third Edition
Description : How to develop powerful mobile Web sites using popular content management systems (CMS) Mobile is the hottest thing going—and developing content for mobile devices and browsers is even hotter than that. This book is your guide to it all—how to design, build, and deploy sites, blogs and services that will work brilliantly for mobile users. You’ll learn about the state-of-the-art of mobile web development, the tools available to use, and the best practices for creating compelling mobile user interfaces. Then, using the most popular content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, you’ll learn how to building world-class mobile web sites from existing platforms and content.. The book walks you through each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes, explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more. Provides a technical review of the mobile landscape and acquaints you with a range of mobile devices and networks Covers topics common to all platforms, including site topologies, switching between mobile and desktop, common user interface patterns, and more Walks you through each content management platform—WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal—first focusing on standard plug-ins and themes and then exploring advanced techniques for writing your own themes or logic Explains the best practices for testing, deploying, and integrating a mobile web site Also explores analytics, m-commerce, and SEO techniques for mobile Get ahead of the the mobile web development curve with this professional and in-depth reference guide!