Android Programming : Pushing the Limits

Android Programming : Pushing the Limits

Book Title: Android Programming : Pushing the Limits

Author: Bill Phillips

Format: Paperback | 432 pages

Publication Date: 20 Dec 2013

ISBN-13: 9781118717370

Unleash the power of the Android OS and build the kinds of brilliant, innovative apps users love to use


If you already know your way around the Android OS and can build a simple Android app in under an hour, this book is for you. If you're itching to see just how far you can push it and discover what Android is really capable of, it's for you. And if you're ready to learn how to build advanced, intuitive, innovative apps that are a blast to use, this book is definitely for you.


From custom views and advanced multi-touch gestures, to integrating online web services and exploiting the latest geofencing and activity recognition features, ace Android developer, Erik Hellman, delivers expert tips, tricks and little-known techniques for pushing the Android envelope so you can:




Optimize your components for the smoothest user experience possible
Create your own custom Views
Push the boundaries of the Android SDK
Master Android Studio and Gradle
Make optimal use of the Android audio, video and graphics APIs
Program in Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition
Make the most of the new Android maps and location API
Use Android connectivity technologies to communicate with remote devices
Perform background processing
Use Android cryptography APIs
Find and safely use hidden Android APIs
Cloud-enable your applications with Google Play Services
Distribute and sell your applications on Google Play Store


Learn how to unleash the power of Android and transform your apps from good to great in Android Programming: Pushing the Limits.