Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4
The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets
creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an
experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android
apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4
application development. Written by one of Google's lead Android
developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series
of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android
SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4,
including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct,
NFC Beam, and more.
- Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications
for Android smartphones and tablets
- Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releases
including Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updated
APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform.
- Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop,
fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, new
environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation
framework, and a range of new communications techniques including
NFC and Wi-Fi direct.
- Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your
applications, best practices for user experience, and more
This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and
UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can
then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.