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

This sensible e-book offers the suggestions and code you must enhance software program with Android, the open-source platform for cellphones and cellular units that's producing enthusiasm around the undefined. in line with the Linux working approach and constructed by means of Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the aptitude to unite a fragmented cellular marketplace. Android software Development introduces this programming setting, and gives you an entire for instance that demonstrates Android architectural good points and APIs. With this booklet, you will:

* Get a whole creation to the Android programming setting, structure, and tools
* construct a modular software, starting with a middle module that serves to release modules further in next chapters
* examine the options and structure of a particular characteristic set, together with perspectives, maps, location-based prone, continual information garage, 2nd and 3D pics, media providers, telephony prone, and messaging
* Use ready-to-run instance code that implements each one feature
* Delve into complex issues, corresponding to safety, customized perspectives, functionality research, and internationalization

The publication is a usual supplement to the present Android documentation supplied via Google. no matter if you need to boost a advertisement software for cellular units, or simply are looking to create a cellular mashup for private use, Android program Development demonstrates how one can layout, construct, and try out purposes for the recent cellular market.

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Even in the narrower category of open source platforms, a number of viable alternatives were being pushed by proponents. Yet Android has stimulated not only widespread technical interest but rampant speculation about its potential to completely transform the world of the personal device. Instead of a convenient prop to support a set of familiar functions, such as phone calls, email, and restaurant lookups, the electronic device could become an open-ended window into the whole world—could become, in short, anything that the user and the developer could think to make it.

For this book we will focus on Eclipse because it is the IDE that is best integrated with the SDK, and, hey, it’s free. No matter which operating system you are using, you will need essentially the same set of tools: The Eclipse IDE Sun’s Java Development Kit (JDK) The Android Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) The Android Developer Tool (ADT), a special Eclipse plug-in Since you’re probably going to develop on only one of the host operating systems, skip to the appropriate section that pertains to your selected operating system.

When you select “Run,” the Windows Installer will start up and lead you through a dialog to install the JDK on your PC. ” Read, review, and accept Sun’s license for the JDK. ) You will need to download the self-extracting binary to the location in which you want to install the JDK on your filesystem. If that is a system-wide directory (such as /usr/local), you will need root access. bin), and execute it. It will self-extract to create a tree of directories. Mac OS X Mac OS X comes with JDK version 5 already loaded.

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