© 2012

Android Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 1-98
  3. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 99-321
  4. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 323-420
  5. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 421-499
  6. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 501-580
  7. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 581-688
  8. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 689-742
  9. Dave Smith, Jeff Friesen
    Pages 743-804
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 805-933

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, Second Edition offers more than 100 down-to-earth code recipes, and guides you step-by-step through a wide range of useful topics using complete and real-world working code examples.  It's updated to include the Jelly Bean Android SDK as well as earlier releases.

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.

Crammed with insightful instruction and helpful examples, this second edition of Android Recipes is your guide to writing apps for one of today’s hottest mobile platforms. It offers pragmatic advice that will help you get the job done quickly and well.  This can save you a great deal of work over creating a project from scratch!

About the authors

Dave Smith is a professional engineer developing hardware and software for mobile and embedded platforms. Dave's engineering efforts are currently focused full-time on Android and iOS development. Since 2009, Dave has worked on developing at all levels of the Android platform, from writing user applications using the software development kit, to building and customizing the Android source code. Dave regularly communicates via his development blog ( and Twitter stream @devunwired.

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