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Android Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 1-73
  3. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 75-153
  4. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 155-199
  5. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 201-255
  6. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 257-308
  7. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 309-352
  8. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 353-384
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 385-442

About this book


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.

Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach guides you step-by-step through a wide range of useful topics using complete and real-world working code examples.

In this book, you'll start off with a recap of Android architecture and app fundamentals, and then get down to business and build an app with Google’s Android SDK at the command line and Eclipse. Next, you'll learn how to accomplish practical tasks pertaining to the user interface, communications with the cloud, device hardware, data persistence, communications between applications, and interacting with Android itself. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage various libraries and Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) to help you perform tasks more quickly, how to use the Android NDK to boost app performance, and how to design apps for performance, responsiveness, seamlessness, and more.

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, then modifying them for your own customization needs. This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch!

About the authors

Jeff Friesen is a freelance tutor and software developer with an emphasis on Java (and now Android). In addition to authoring Learn Java for Android Development and co-authoring Android Recipes -- Jeff has written numerous articles on Java and other technologies for JavaWorld (a href="", informIT (a href="", a href="", and DevSource (a href="" Jeff can be contacted via his website at a href=""

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