Android Programming: Pushing the Limits by Erik Hellman

By Erik Hellman

Unharness the facility of the Android OS and construct the types of really good, leading edge apps clients like to use

If your method round the Android OS and will construct an easy Android app in below an hour, this e-book is for you. If you’re itching to work out simply how a ways you could push it and notice what Android is actually in a position to, it’s for you. And if you’re able to find out how to construct complicated, intuitive, leading edge apps which are a blast to take advantage of, this booklet is well for you.

From customized perspectives and complicated multi-touch gestures, to integrating on-line internet companies and exploiting the most recent geofencing and task popularity beneficial properties, ace Android developer, Erik Hellman, gives you professional advice, methods and little-known thoughts for pushing the Android envelope so that you can:

Optimize your elements for the smoothest person event possible
Create your personal customized Views
Push the limits of the Android SDK
Master Android Studio and Gradle
Make optimum use of the Android audio, video and snap shots APIs
Program in Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition
Make the main of the hot Android maps and site API
Use Android connectivity applied sciences to speak with distant devices
Perform historical past processing
Use Android cryptography APIs
Find and competently use hidden Android APIs
Cloud-enable your purposes with Google Play Services
Distribute and promote your functions on Google Play Store
Learn tips on how to unharness the facility of Android and remodel your apps from strong to nice in Android Programming: Pushing the bounds.

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Instead, the Android system will draw an overlay on top of the standard user interface that simulates this second display. Under Monitoring, you find some options that can prove invaluable for ensuring that your device runs smoothly. Most developers are usually equipped with the latest version of high-end smartphones. Normal users, however, may use older devices with less powerful CPUs and memory. An application that runs fine on your high-end device can become sluggish and even encounter the dreaded Application Not Responding (ANR) message if you’re not careful.

0” defaultConfig { minSdkVersion 7 targetSdkVersion 16 } } Note that the only difference from the default build file for Android project is the use of the plug-in androidlibrary instead of android. To include a library project in your application’s build configuration, you simply refer to it as a dependency as shown in the following. dependencies { compile project(‘:libraries:MyLibrary’) } Version Control and Source Code Management Chances are that most development projects you’ll work on will involve other developers.

When you’re working on a team with many developers, code reviewing with Gerrit is a great tool because it supports a distributed review method. The reviewer doesn’t need to be located near the developer to ask questions or give feedback but can do so directly in the tool. It might seem at first that this extra tool will add unnecessary overhead to a project, but anyone who has been doing code reviewing on a regular basis knows how much it improves the quality of the code. For an example of what the Gerrit tool looks like, see Figure 1-2.

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