Android: Programming for Developers

by John Horton, Helder Vasconcelos & Raul Portales
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Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: August 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781787121904

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Develop your own responsive, reactive, and ready-to-deploy Android applications

About This Book

  • Kick-start your Android programming career or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace
  • Explore the high-level Android asynchronous constructs available on the Android SDK
  • Learn the internals of a game engine by building one

Who This Book Is For

If you are an iOS developer or any other developer/programmer and you want to try your hands on developing applications on the Android platform, this course is for you. No prior programming experience is needed as this course will guide you right from the beginning to the advanced concepts of Android programming.

What You Will Learn

  • Mastering the fundamentals of coding Java for Android
  • Installing and setting up your Android development environment
  • Building functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer
  • Adding user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps
  • Managing your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite database
  • Getting familiar with the android process model and low-level concurrent constructs delivered by the Android SDK
  • Interacting with nearby devices over Bluetooth and WiFi communications channels
  • Creating and composing tasks with RxJava to execute complex asynchronous work in a predictable way
  • Handling user inputs, from virtual joysticks to gamepads
  • Implementing collision detection using different techniques and discover how to optimize it for complex games
  • Building, deploying, and publishing real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace

In Detail

Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology.