Android Programming: Pushing the Limits

  • 6h 23m
  • Erik Hellman
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2014

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.

About the Author

Erik Hellman is currently working as a senior mobile consultant at Factor10. He previously worked as research engineer and lead software architect at Sony Mobile where he specializes in mobile apps, web technologies, cloud & enterprise services and 3D graphics. Erik is a regular speaker at DroidCon, JFokus, JavaOne and other major developer conferences.

In this Book

  • Fine-Tuning Your Development Environment
  • Efficient Java Code for Android
  • Components, Manifests, and Resources
  • Android User Experience and Interface Design
  • Android User Interface Operations
  • Services and Background Tasks
  • Android IPC
  • Mastering BroadcastReceivers and Configuration Changes
  • Data Storage and Serialization Techniques
  • Writing Automated Tests
  • Advanced Audio, Video, and Camera Applications
  • Secure Android Applications
  • Maps, Location, and Activity APIs
  • Native Code and JNI
  • The Hidden Android APIs
  • Hacking the Android Platform
  • Networking, Web Service, and Remote APIs
  • Communicating with Remote Devices
  • Google Play Services
  • Distributing Applications on Google Play Store


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