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If you forget to do that, the program will crash see the sidebar on the next page. Audi oManager ; import and roi d. The most challenging use of sensors is an action game that requires a one-to-one connection between how the player moves the device and what happens on the screen.

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Furthermore, every application is assigned a specific user ID. However I did not appreciate the ‘here is the example code’ and then often being left alone. Skip to main content.

Hello, Android: Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform – Ed Burnette – Google Books

I know I could have probably worked a lot of this out online using Google’s developer resources, but I reached that point where you don’t want to be staring at a screen any longer and Ed did a great job of keeping me entertained and getting me through Android basics.

At some point, it becomes too hard to read. You’ll also learn how to publish your applications to the Android Market. Unfortunately today this book is terribly outdated and there is not a hfllo edition.

One use might be a zoomable picture viewer. You can use these web-based maps in Android, perhaps with an embed- ded WebView control as discussed ubrnette Section 7.


Android supports sound and music output through the MediaPlayer class in the android, media package. Location-based services use GPS or cell tower triangulation editikn let you customize the user expe- rience depending on where eedition are. The code for the remaining methods of LocationTest — logdumpProvi- dersand dumpLocation — is not very interesting, but here it is for completeness: This is an important point: When the game starts, some of the numbers the givens are already filled in.

Methods on the Canvas class let you draw lines, rectangles, circles, or other arbitrary graphics on the surface.

For example, the Locale application 1 can adapt the settings on your phone based on where you are. You get an opportunity to draw on that canvas by overriding the View. Native Libraries The next layer above the kernel contains the Android native libraries. Feel free to skip ahead to Section 4.

You override these methods in your Activity class, and Android will call them at the appropriate time: It’s open source and available on every Android device. Life Cycles of the Rich and Famous During its lifetime, each activity of an Android program can be in one of several states, editionn shown in Figure 2.

Once the install is done, restart Eclipse. As with any code, though, there is room for improvement. If there are zero moves, that means the player has done something wrong and needs to backtrack.

Hello, Android: Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform

I checked out the O’Reilly Android book, and then found this one budnette highly on Amazon. Where thirr designations appear in this book, and The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC was aware of a trademark claim, the designations have been printed in initial capital letters or in all capitals. This book has some valuable information in the grayed notes sections. If the request is already in progress, we try to interrupt it. The algorithm used here is that as soon as the user types a let- ter, a delayed request is started.


The crowd goes wild as State sinks a three-pointer with one second remaining Usually a heplo to the problem is waiting for you in the LogCat view. You’ll need to smooth out the data using some kind of weighted averaging, but you have to be careful not to smooth it too much, or your interface will feel laggy and soft.

Enter the location of the Android Development Tools update site: You have a grid of eighty-one tiles nine across and nine downand you try to fill them in with numbers so that each col- umn, each row, and each of the three-by-three boxes contains the num- bers 1 through 9 only once. Applications and Widgets The highest layer in the Android architecture diagram is the Applica- tions and Widgets layer. Doing it this way allows Android to make sure all your references are valid and saves space by not having to store all those resource keys.

You can find all the sample code used in this book anrdoid http: The downside is that you have to modify your source code to make it work. AdapterVi ew; import androi d.