Android 9 Development Cookbook: Over 100 recipes and solutions to solve the most common problems faced by Android developers, 3rd Edition

Build feature-rich, reliable Android Pie apps with the help of more than 100 proven industry standard recipes and strategies.

Key Features

  • Uncover the latest features in Android 9 Pie to make your applications stand out
  • Develop Android Pie applications with the latest mobile technologies, from set up to security
  • Get up-to-speed with Android Studio 3 and its impressive new features

Book Description

The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world. There has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community! With this extensively updated cookbook, you'll find solutions for working with the user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness, web services, and device features such as the phone, camera, and accelerometer. You also get useful steps on packaging your app for the Android Market. Each recipe provides a clear solution and sample code you can use in your project from the outset. Whether you are writing your first app or your hundredth, this is a book that you will come back to time and time again, with its many tips and tricks on the rich features of Android Pie.

What you will learn

  • Develop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support library
  • Create engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimedia
  • Work through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project faster
  • Add location awareness to your own app with examples using the latest Google Play services API
  • Utilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app

Who this book is for

If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you will benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you'll want to keep on your desk as a quick reference to help you solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Activities
  2. Layouts
  3. Views, Widgets, and Styles
  4. Menus and Action Mode
  5. Fragments
  6. Home Screen Widgets, Search, and the System UI
  7. Data Storage
  8. Alerts and Notifications
  9. Using the Touchscreen and Sensors
  10. Graphics and Animation
  11. A First Look at OpenGL ES
  12. Multimedia
  13. Telephony, Networks, and the Web
  14. Location and Using Geofencing
  15. Getting your app ready for the Play Store
  16. Getting started with Kotlin

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