Android Application Development: Programming with the Google by Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, G. Blake Meike

By Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, G. Blake Meike

This useful ebook presents the thoughts and code you want to improve software program with Android, the open-source platform for mobile phones and cellular units that's producing enthusiasm around the undefined. according to the Linux working process and built by way of Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the aptitude to unite a fragmented cellular marketplace. Android software Development introduces this programming surroundings, and provides you a whole case in point that demonstrates Android architectural good points and APIs. With this publication, you will:

* Get an entire creation to the Android programming surroundings, structure, and tools
* construct a modular software, starting with a center module that serves to release modules additional in next chapters
* study the recommendations and structure of a particular function set, together with perspectives, maps, location-based companies, chronic info garage, 2nd and 3D pictures, media companies, telephony prone, and messaging
* Use ready-to-run instance code that implements every one feature
* Delve into complicated subject matters, equivalent to safety, customized perspectives, functionality research, and internationalization

The ebook is a normal supplement to the prevailing Android documentation supplied through Google. no matter if you need to advance a advertisement software for cellular units, or simply are looking to create a cellular mashup for private use, Android software Development demonstrates how one can layout, construct, and try out purposes for the recent cellular market.

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BindService method. This creates the service if it is not running, and calls onCreate but not onStart. Instead, the onBind method is called with the client’s intent, and it returns an IBind object that the client can use to make further calls to the service. It’s quite normal for a service to have clients starting it and clients bound to it at the same time. onDestroyAs with an activity, the onDestroy method is called when the service is about to be terminated. Android will terminate a service when there are no more clients starting or bound to it.

The file you download is another archive file, as with Eclipse: a ZIP file on Windows, a tar-zipped file for Linux and MacOS X. Do the same thing as for Eclipse: extract the archive file to a directory where you want to install Android, and make a note of the directory name (you’ll need it in step 6). The extraction will create a directory tree containing a bunch of subdirectories, including one called tools. Update the environment variables: To make it easier to launch the Android tools, add the tools directory to your path.

Java). java is actually generated by the Android SDK the first time you compile your application; it contains the Java version of all the resources you define in the res directory (covered later). java later.  Eclipse project listing after creation of the HelloWorld project Android LibraryThis is just what it says. jar tree and see the names of the modules included in the library. This is where your application will go for Android library references. assetsFiles you want to bundle with your application.

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