Android in Practice

Charlie Collins, Michael D. Galpin, and Matthias Kaeppler

September, 2011 | 648 pages
ISBN 9781935182924

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Summary

Android in Practice is a treasure trove of Android goodness, with over 90 tested, ready-to-use techniques including complete end-to-end example applications and practical tips for real world mobile application developers. Written by real world Android developers, this book addresses the trickiest questions raised in forums and mailing lists. Using an easy-to-follow problem/solution/discussion format, it dives into important topics not covered in other Android books, like advanced drawing and graphics, testing and instrumentation, building and deploying applications, using alternative languages, and native development.

About the Book

It's not hard to find the information you need to build your first Android app. Then what? If you want to build real apps, you will need some how-to advice, and that's what this book is about.

Android in Practice is a rich source of Android tips, tricks, and best practices, covering over 90 clever and useful techniques that will make you a more effective Android developer. Techniques are presented in an easy-to-read problem/solution/discussion format. The book dives into important topics like multitasking and services, testing and instrumentation, building and deploying applications, and using alternative languages.

What's Inside

This book requires a working knowledge of Java, but no prior experience with Android is assumed.

About the Authors

Charlie Collins is a mobile and web developer at MOVL, a contributor to several open source projects, and a coauthor of GWT in Practice and Unlocking Android. Michael Galpin is a developer at Bump Technologies and worked on two of the most downloaded apps on the Android Market, Bump, and eBay Mobile. Matthias Käppler is an Android and API engineer at Qype.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

“Android in Practice is a book which doesn't just show you what's there and how to use it. It will show real application needs and explain different ways of solving them.”
—Carlos Sessa, Android Developer