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Practical Android Projects

Apress
  • A very timely book on cool and interesting Android App projects, using the latest Android SDK 3.

  • Code-rich case studies show how flexible Android really is - from cool games, fun social networking Apps to practical, productive Apps like inventory management.

  • Andoid continues to grow and evolve as a hot tech market and evolving strong book market; and Android SDK 3 will be available near the end of 2010.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3244-5
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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Android Fundamentals

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 1-47
  3. Development Tools in Practice

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 49-104
  4. Roll Your Own Android Scripting Environment

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 105-153
  5. Embedding Lua in Android Applications

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 155-192
  6. Introducing SL4A: The Scripting Layer for Android

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 193-220
  7. Creating a GUI with HTML/JavaScript and AIR

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 221-250
  8. Using REST with Facebook and Twitter

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 251-274
  9. Using the Google App Engine with Android

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 275-310
  10. Game Development: Graphics

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 311-340
  11. Game Development: Animation

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 341-360
  12. App Inventor

    • Lucas Jordan, Pieter Greyling
    Pages 361-386
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 387-404

About this book

Take a practical approach to becoming a leading-edge Android developer, learning by example while combining the many technologies needed to create a successful, up-to-date web app.

 

Practical Android Projects introduces the Android software development kit and development tools of the trade, and then dives into building cool-looking and fun apps that put Android's amazing capabilities to work. Android is the powerful, full-featured, open source mobile platform that powers phones like Google Nexus, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy S, and a variety of HTC phones and tablet computers.

This book helps you quickly get Android projects up and running with the free and open source Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA IDEs. Then you build and extend mobile applications using the Android SDK, Java, Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A), and languages such as Python, Ruby, Javascript/HTML, Flex/AIR, and Lua.

About the authors

Lucas L. Jordan is a lifelong computer enthusiast and has worked for many years as a Java developer, focusing on user interface. He has previously written JavaFX Special Effects: Taking Java RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements. Lucas is interested in mobile application development in its many forms.

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Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3244-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)