Android Wireless Application Development, 2nd Edition by Shane Conder

By Shane Conder

This e-book promises all of the updated info, demonstrated code, and top practices you want to create and marketplace profitable cellular apps with the newest types of Android. Drawing on their broad event with cellular and instant improvement, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder conceal each step: idea, layout, coding, trying out, packaging, and supply. The authors introduce the Android platform, clarify the rules of powerful Android software layout, and current cutting-edge most sensible practices for crafting powerful person interfaces. subsequent, they provide targeted insurance of every key Android API, together with info garage, networking, telephony, location-based companies, multimedia, 3D pictures, and undefined.

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6). The latest version of Android is codenamed Gingerbread. 6 The Android mascot and logo. Some Android SDKs and their codenames. info 19 20 Chapter 1 Introducing Android Free and Open Source Android is an open source platform. Neither developers nor handset manufacturers pay royalties or license fees to develop for the platform. The Android framework is distributed under the Apache Software License (ASL/Apache2), which allows for the distribution of both open- and closed-source derivations of the source code.

7), a generic Android application store with a revenue-sharing model. 7 n n The Android market. com added Android applications to its existing catalogue using their billing models and revenue-sharing model. Developers can come up with their own delivery and payment mechanisms. Mobile operators are still free to develop their own application stores and enforce their own rules, but it will no longer be the only opportunity developers have to distribute their applications. A New and Growing Platform Android might be the next generation in mobile platforms, but the technology is still in its early stages.

It was up to the content provider to deliver an image or audio file compatible with the given phone. Payment and verification were handled through various premiumpriced delivery mechanisms such as Short Message Service (SMS), Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and WAP Push. WAP pages were often difficult to navigate. Most WAP sites were written one time for all phones and did not account for individual phone specifications. The result was a mediocre and not very compelling experience for everyone involved.

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