Professional NFC Application Development for Android
Shows programmers and developers how to develop Near Field Communication (NFC) applications for Android, including Secure Element (SE) programming
Expert authors are NFC researchers who have a deep knowledge of the subject
Covers app development in all NFC operating modes: reader/writer, peer-to-peer, and card emulation
Includes valuable case studies that showcase several system design and analysis methods, such as activity diagram, class diagram, UML, and others
A practical guide to developing and deploying Near Field Communication (NFC) applications
There has been little practical guidance available on NFC programming, until now. If you’re a programmer or developer, get this unique and detailed book and start creating apps for this exciting technology. NFC enables contactless mobile communication between two NFC-compatible devices. It’s what allows customers to pay for purchases by swiping their smartphones with Google Wallet, for example. This book shows you how to develop NFC applications for Android, for all NFC operating modes: reader/writer, peer-to-peer, and card emulation.
Professional NFC Application Development for Android offers the clear, concise advice you need to create great applications for this emerging and exciting technology. Download eBook Free »
Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers
With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions.
Includes sample patterns for welcome and home screens, searches, sorting and filtering, data entry, navigation, images and thumbnails, interacting with the environment and networks, and more
Features tablet-specific patterns and patterns for avoiding results you don’t want
Illustrated, step-by-step instructions describe what the pattern is, how it works, when and why to use it, and related patterns and anti-patterns
A companion website offers additional content and a forum for interaction
Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market. Download eBook Free »
Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (December 26, 2012)
Android Game Programming For Dummies
Android phones are rapidly gaining market share, nudging the iPhone out of the top spot. Games are the most frequently downloaded apps in the Android market, and users are willing to pay for them. Game programming can be challenging, but this step-by-step guide explains the process in easily understood terms. A companion Web site offers all the programming examples for download.
Get your head in the game and start developing engaging Android apps that game gurus will love!
Games challenge our minds, relieve our boredom, bring us closer to family and friends, and are just plain fun. It’s no wonder developers are geared up to get going on the next great game. It’s easy to join in the fun with For Dummies! A bit of Java knowledge is helpful, but even if you lack that, this book will walk you through creating two Android games and getting them into Google Play. Once you’ve got the basics down, let your imagination lead the way!
If you have some programming knowledge, Android Game Programming For Dummies will have you creating cool games for the Android platform quickly and easily. Download eBook Free »
This book shows Android developers how to exploit the rich set of device sensors locational, physical (temperature, pressure, light, acceleration, etc.), cameras, microphones, and speech recognition in order to build fully human-interactive Android applications. Whether providing hands-free directions or checking your blood pressure, Professional Android Sensor Programming shows how to turn possibility into reality.
If you want to create truly amazing apps for Android, you must know how to take advantage of all of its capabilities. This book helps you achieve this by arming you with the knowledge and code you need to put Android’s sensors to good use. From determining the smartphone’s location and interpreting physical sensors to handling images, audio, and recognizing speech, you’ll learn how to effectively apply the sensor- related APIs. With this information, you’ll not only save time during the development process but you’ll also be able to build fully featured apps that integrate new levels of interaction and automation.
This book shows Android developers how to exploit the rich set of device sensors locational, physical (temperature, pressure, light, acceleration, etc.), cameras, microphones, and speech recognition in order to build fully human-interactive Android applications. Whether providing hands-free directions or checking your blood pressure, Professional Android Sensor Programming shows how to turn possibility into reality. Download eBook Free »
This fast-paced introduction to the newest release of Android OS gives aspiring mobile app developers what they need to know to program for today’s hottest Android smartphones and tablets. Android 4 OS is, for the first time, a single solution for both smartphones and tablets, so if you master the information in this helpful guide, you’ll be well on your way to successful development for both devices. From using activities and intents and creating rich user interfaces to working with SMS, messaging APIs, and the Android SDK, what you need is here.
Provides clear instructions backed by real-world programming examples
Begins with the basics and covers everything Android 4 developers need to know for both smartphones and tablets
Explains how to customize activities and intents, create rich user interfaces, and manage data
Helps you work with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK, and using location-based services
Details how to package and publish your applications to the Android Market
Understand Android OS for both smartphone and tablet programming
Beginning Android 4 Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today. Download eBook Free »
The visual guide to developing for one of the world’s hottest new mobile platforms, the Android OS
The Android operating system works on phones that combine a camera, Web browser, e-mail, GPS, and mapping tool into a single accessible pocket-sized unit, and can function on computers, as well. Aimed at visual learners and packed with hundreds of screen shots, this guide brings Flash developers up to speed on the necessary factors to take into account when developing for this touch-based, mobile platform. Experienced Flash developer Julian Dolce escorts you through the process of creating applications for the Android OS using the Flash CS5 development platform and informs you of best practices to try as well as common pitfalls to avoid.
Guides you step by step through the process of creating applications for the Android OS using Flash CS5
Explores the capabilities and limitations of developing apps for the Android OS
Points out common pitfalls and teaches you best practices
Features hundreds of screen shots to assist with visual learning
Android Development with Flash: Your visual blueprint for developing mobile apps
Android Development with Flash: Your visual blueprint for developing mobile apps gets you on your way to developing apps for Android… in a flash!