Android Native Development Kit Cookbook by Feipeng Liu

By Feipeng Liu

A step by step educational with greater than 60 concise recipes on Android NDK improvement skills.


• construct, debug, and profile Android NDK apps.
• enforce a part of Android apps in local C/C++ code.
• Optimize code functionality in meeting with Android NDK.

In Detail

Building Android functions may frequently suggest that you just spend your whole time operating in Java. There are in spite of the fact that instances while this isn't the most productive or most sensible process for the appliance being equipped. this is often the place Android NDK comes in.

Android NDK permits the developer to put in writing in local C/C++, supplying you with the ability to reuse code and libraries and likewise, more often than not, raise the rate and potency of your application.

The Android local improvement package Cookbook can assist you already know the improvement, development, and debugging of your local Android purposes. we'll realize and study JNI programming and crucial NDK APIs reminiscent of OpenGL ES, and the local software API. we are going to then discover the method of porting current libraries and software program to NDK. through the top of this booklet it is possible for you to to construct your personal apps in NDK apps.

Android local improvement package Cookbook starts off with easy recipes to help you within the development and debugging of local apps, and JNI programming. The recipes hide quite a few themes of software improvement with Android NDK akin to OpenGL programming and Multimedia programming. we'll commence with an easy recipe, hi NDK, prior to relocating directly to hide complicated subject matters with recipes on OpenGL ES that concentrate on second and 3D pictures, in addition to recipes that debate operating with NDK and exterior APIs. when you are trying to find how one can make your software on hand in Android and take measures to spice up your application’s functionality, then this Cookbook is for you.

What you'll examine from this book

• advance Android apps in C/C++ and not using a unmarried line of Java.
• software 2D/3D pictures with either OpenGL ES 1x and 2.0 in Android NDK.
• Write multi-threaded Android apps in Android NDK.
• Port current C/C++ libraries and functions to Android with NDK.
• enhance multimedia Android apps with Android NDK.


This ebook is written in a Cookbook type, starting with recipes which concentrate on assisting builders make their software/application on hand in Android.

Who this e-book is written for

Android builders who are looking to study Android NDK programming, or improve multimedia and video games in Android NDK will take advantage of this publication.

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Com If you are interested in porting a traditional Mac OS application to Mac OS X, Carbon is a good place to start. However, with 20 years of refinement comes a fair amount of baggage; working in Carbon can be repetitive and time consuming. If you are starting a new project, or if you are trying to build an Aqua interface for a program originally developed on another platform, you may be better off using Cocoa. That said, a number of features in Mac OS X still use Carbon concepts and data structures in their APIs, such as QuickTime.

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