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By Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, Blake Meike

This sensible e-book offers the thoughts and code you must strengthen software program with Android, the open-source platform for cellphones and cellular units that's producing enthusiasm around the undefined. in keeping with the Linux working approach and built via Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the aptitude to unite a fragmented cellular industry. Android software Development introduces this programming setting, and gives you an entire for instance that demonstrates Android architectural good points and APIs. With this publication, you will:
* Get a whole creation to the Android programming setting, structure, and tools
* construct a modular program, starting with a center module that serves to release modules additional in next chapters
* study the options and structure of a particular characteristic set, together with perspectives, maps, location-based companies, power facts garage, second and 3D pics, media prone, telephony providers, and messaging
* Use ready-to-run instance code that implements each one feature
* Delve into complex issues, resembling protection, customized perspectives, functionality research, and internationalization

The booklet is a common supplement to the prevailing Android documentation supplied through Google. even if you must strengthen a advertisement program for cellular units, or simply are looking to create a cellular mashup for private use, Android program Development demonstrates how one can layout, construct, and try purposes for the recent cellular market.

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Restart Eclipse. j. After Eclipse restarts, you need to tell it where the SDK is located. ” In the Preferences dialog, select “Android” in the left column. k. ” Setting Up Your Development Environment | 17 Congratulations—you have installed a complete Android development environment without spending a penny. As you’ll see in this and subsequent chapters, the environment includes a very sophisticated set of tools to make Android programming easier, including: • An Integrated Development Environment based on Eclipse, arguably the premier IDE for Java development.

30 | Chapter 3: Using the Android Development Environment for Real Applications Android Library This is just what it says: a pointer to the library of Android class files that Eclipse links to in order to provide the Android APIs. You don’t need to do anything with this entry, but if you ever need to confirm that a particular Android class is (still) there, this is where you would look. assets folder This folder is useful for holding assets that are used by the application: fonts, external JAR files, and so on.

Java Having seen the XML resources that Android uses to launch the application, we can turn to some Java code that initializes the application. java in the Java editor. After the package declaration and the import statements, the MicroJobs class is defined. Most Activities (and the other activities in this application) extend the Activity class. Because we want to display a map in this application, and we want to take advantage of the powerful mapping features built into Android, we declare that MicroJobs will extend MapActivity, as shown in the following code segment.

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