Android in Action, 3rd Edition by Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, Chris King, Enrique Ortiz

By Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, Chris King, Enrique Ortiz

Android in motion, 3rd version takes you some distance past "Hello Android." you are going to grasp the SDK, construct WebKit apps utilizing HTML five, or even discover ways to expand or change Android's integrated gains. you will find attention-grabbing examples on each web page as you discover cross-platform photos with RenderScript, the up-to-date notification method, and the local improvement equipment. This e-book additionally introduces very important pill suggestions like drag-and-drop, fragments, and the motion Bar, all new in Android three.

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For example, an application might have a data store managing material safety data sheets. unlockingandroid/datasheets"); From this point, accessing a ContentProvider is similar to using Structured Query Language (SQL) in other platforms, though a complete SQL statement isn’t employed. A query is submitted to the ContentProvider, including the columns desired and optional Where and Order By clauses. Similar to parameterized queries in traditional SQL, parameter substitution is also supported when working with the ContentProvider class.

Info Understanding the Android market 7 can be effectively scaled down to feature phone class hardware, it would go a long way toward penetrating this end of the market. Chapter 16 takes a close look at using web development skills for creating Android applications. org) browser engine is an open source project that powers the browser found in Macs (Safari) and is the engine behind Mobile Safari, which is the browser on the iPhone. It’s not a stretch to say that the browser experience is one of a few features that made the iPhone popular out of the gate, so its inclusion in Android is a strong plus for Android’s architecture.

Fragments are covered in Chapter 20. The next topic of interest is the Service, which runs in the background and doesn’t generally present a direct UI. 2 Service If an application is to have a long lifecycle, it’s often best to put it into a Service. For example, a background data-synchronization utility should be implemented as a Service. A best practice is to launch Services on a periodic or as-needed basis, triggered by a system alarm, and then have the Service terminate when its task is complete.

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