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August 20, 2008


Paperback, 400 pages

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0071599886 / 9780071599887


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Master the Android mobile development platform

Build compelling Java-based mobile applications using the Android SDK and the Eclipse open-source software development platform. Android: A Programmer's Guide shows you, step-by-step, how to download and set up all of the necessary tools, build and tune dynamic Android programs, and debug your results. Discover how to provide web and chat functions, interact with the phone dialer and GPS devices, and access the latest Google services. You'll also learn how to create custom Content Providers and database-enable your applications using SQLite.

  • Install and configure Java, Eclipse, and Android plugin
  • Create Android projects from the Eclipse UI or command line
  • Integrate web content, images, galleries, and sounds
  • Deploy menus, progress bars, and auto-complete functions
  • Trigger actions using Android Intents, Filters, and Receivers
  • Implement GPS, Google Maps, Google Earth, and GTalk
  • Build interactive SQLite databases, calendars, and notepads
  • Test applications using the Android Emulator and Debug Bridge

Table of contents

Ch 1. What is Android

Ch 2. Downloading and setting up Eclipse

Ch 3. Downloading the Google Android SDK and Eclipse Plugin

Ch 4. Exploring the Google Android SDK

Ch 5. Application: Hello World!

Ch 6. Using the Google Android Emulator

Ch 7. Reacting to phone events

Ch 8. Calling the GPS

Ch 9. Application: Note Block

Ch 10. Buttons, Lists, and other Objects

Ch 11. Application: Caller Info

Ch 12. Application: Find Me

Ch 13. Interacting with other Google Services

Ch 14. Troubleshooting and Errors

Author comments

Jerome (J. F.) DiMarzio is a senior Web developer with a leading academic development firm. He works in VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET Java, and many other languages.

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