Android in Action by F. Ableson, et. al.,

By F. Ableson, et. al.,

Android in motion, 3rd version is a finished educational for Android builders. This fast paced booklet places you within the drivers seat - youll grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even discover ways to expand or substitute Androids integrated gains through development worthy and exciting examples.
About the Technology
When it involves cellular apps, Android can do nearly something, and with this e-book, so are you able to! Android, Googles renowned cellular working procedure and SDK for pills and clever telephones, is the broadest cellular platform on hand. it truly is Java-based, HTML5-aware, and loaded with the good points todays cellular clients demand.
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Android in motion, 3rd variation takes you a ways past «Hello Android.» Youll grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even learn how to expand or substitute Androids integrated good points. Youll locate attention-grabbing examples on each web page as you discover cross-platform pics with RenderScript, the up-to-date notification method, and the local improvement equipment. This publication additionally introduces very important capsule suggestions like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the motion Bar, all new in Android 3.
Whats Inside
Covers Android 3.x
SDK and WebKit improvement from the floor up
Driving a robotic with Bluetooth and sensors
Image processing with local C code
This e-book is written for hobbyists and builders. A historical past in Java is beneficial. No previous adventure with Android is believed.

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The method returns void, but a handful of methods are useful for passing back results, including setResult, which passes back to the invoker an integer return code, a String return value, and a Bundle value, which can contain any number of objects. The following listing is an example of a BroadcastReceiver triggering upon receipt of an incoming text message. "); } } B C Tag used in logging Check Intent’s action We need to discuss a few items in this listing. The class MySMSMailBox extends the BroadcastReceiver class.

Xml file is shown in the following listing. 7 This Android application demonstrates a simple Activity and an Intent. java, shown in the following listing.

2 Intents and how they work Intents and IntentFilters bring the “click it” paradigm to the core of mobile appli- cation use (and development) for the Android platform:  An Intent is a declaration of need. It’s made up of a number of pieces of infor- mation that describe the desired action or service. We’re going to examine the requested action and, generically, the data that accompanies the requested action.  An IntentFilter is a declaration of capability and interest in offering assistance to those in need.

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