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Pro Android 2

Author : Sayed Hashimi
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Pro Android 2 shows how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using Google's latest Android software development kit. This new edition is updated for Android 2, covering everything from the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, OpenGL, and touchscreens including gestures. While other Android development guides simply discuss topics, Pro Android 2 offers the combination of expert insight and real sample applications that work. Discover the design and architecture of the Android SDK through practical examples, and how to build mobile applications using the Android SDK. Explore and use the Android APIs, including those for media and Wi-Fi. Learn about Android 2's integrated local and web search, handwriting gesture UI, Google Translate, and text-to-speech features. Pro Android 2 dives deep, providing you with all the knowledge and techniques you need to build mobile applications ranging from games to Google apps, including add-ons to Google Docs. You'll be able to extend and run the new Google Chrome APIs on the G1, the G2, and other next-generation Google phones and Android-enabled devices.

Pro Android 5

Author : Dave MacLean
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Pro Android 5 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile apps using the Android 5 SDK. This book updates the best-selling Pro Android and covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for smartphones, tablets, and embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom components, multi-tasking, sensors/augmented reality, better accessories support and much more. Using the tutorials and expert advice, you'll quickly be able to build cool mobile apps and run them on dozens of Android-based smartphones. You'll explore and use the Android APIs, including those for media and sensors. And you'll check out what's new in Android, including the improved user interface across all Android platforms, integration with services, and more. By reading this definitive tutorial and reference, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to create stunning, cutting-edge Android apps that can make you money, while keeping you agile enough to respond to changes in the future.

Pro Android UI

Author : Wallace Jackson
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If you’re an Android application developer, chances are you’re using fixed, scrolling, swipe-able, and other cutting-edge custom UI Designs in your Android development projects. These UI Design approaches as well as other Android ViewGroup UI layout containers are the bread and butter of Pro Android User Interface (UI) design and Android User Experience (UX) design and development. Using a top down approach, Pro Android UI shows you how to design and develop the best user interface for your app, while taking into account the varying device form factors in the increasingly fragmented Android environment. Pro Android UI aims to be the ultimate reference and customization cookbook for your Android UI Design, and as such will be useful to experienced developers as well as beginners. With Android’s powerful UI layout classes, you can easily create everything from the simplest of lists to fully tricked-out user interfaces. While using these UI classes for boring, standard user interfaces can be quite simple, customizing a unique UI design can often become extremely challenging.

Pro Android Flash

Author : Stephen Chin
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Did you know you can take your Flash skills beyond the browser, allowing you to make apps for Android, iOS and the BlackBerry Tablet OS? Build dynamic apps today starting with the easy-to-use Android smartphones and tablets. Then, take your app to other platforms without writing native code. Pro Android Flash is the definitive guide to building Flash and other rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the Android platform. It covers the most popular RIA frameworks for Android developers—Flash and Flex—and shows how to build rich, immersive user experiences on both Android smartphones and tablets. You'll learn how to incorporate multimedia, animation, and special effects into your apps for maximum visual appeal. You'll also cover advanced topics, including input methods, hardware inputs, deployment, and performance optimization.

OpenGL ES 2 for Android

Author : Kevin Brothaler
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Printed in full color. Android is booming like never before, with millions of devices shipping every day. It's never been a better time to learn how to create your own 3D games and live wallpaper for Android. You'll find out all about shaders and the OpenGL pipeline, and discover the power of OpenGL ES 2.0, which is much more feature-rich than its predecessor. If you can program in Java and you have a creative vision that you'd like to share with the world, then this is the book for you. This book will teach you everything you need to know to create compelling graphics on Android. You'll learn the basics of OpenGL by building a simple game of air hockey, and along the way, you'll see how to initialize OpenGL and program the graphics pipeline using shaders. Each lesson builds upon the one before it, as you add colors, shading, 3D projections, touch interaction, and more. Then, you'll find out how to turn your idea into a live wallpaper that can run on the home screen. You'll learn about more advanced effects involving particles, lighting models, and the depth buffer. You'll understand what to look for when debugging your program, and what to watch out for when deploying to the market. OpenGL can be somewhat of a dark art to the uninitiated. As you read this book, you'll learn each new concept from first principles. You won't just learn about a feature; you'll also understand how it works, and why it works the way it does. Everything you learn is forward-compatible with the just-released OpenGL ES 3, and you can even apply these techniques to other platforms, such as iOS or HTML5 WebGL.

Android for Work

Author : Marziah Karch
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Android is new, Android is open, and Android is fun. It’s also serious about business. Android for Work shows you how to harness the power of Android to stay productive and take your office on the road. This book also sheds light on the often daunting task of finding the right Android phone for the business user. Whether this is your first smartphone, your first Android smartphone, or your first attempt to make your phone into a productivity tool, Android for Work gets you started. You’ll learn how to manage email and tasks, but you’ll also learn how to weed through the sea of games to find specialized productivity tools for a variety of professions. For those that are more interested in an enterprise wide deployment, the book includes an appendix of information on administering Android phones, creating custom interfaces, and creating specialized apps for your enterprise. You’ll also learn more about integrating Android with other Google Apps for enterprise.

Pro Android with Kotlin

Author : Peter Späth
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Develop Android apps with Kotlin to create more elegant programs than the Java equivalent. This book covers the various aspects of a modern Android app that professionals are expected to encounter. There are chapters dealing with all the important aspects of the Android platform, including GUI design, file- and data-handling, coping with phone calls, multimedia apps, interaction with location and mapping services, monetizing apps, and much more. Pro Android with Kotlin is an invaluable source for developers wanting to build real-world state-of-the-art apps for modern Android devices. What You Will Learn Integrate activities, such as intents, services, toasts and more, into your Android apps Build UIs in Android using layouts, widgets, lists, menus, and action bars Deal with data in your Android apps using data persistence and cloud access Design for different Android devices Create multimedia apps in Android Secure, deploy, and monetize your Android apps Who This Book Is For Professional Android app developers.

Pro Android Wearables

Author : Wallace Jackson
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Pro Android Wearables details how to design and build Android Wear apps for new and unique Android wearable device types, such as Google Android smartwatches, which use the new WatchFaces API, as well as health-monitoring features and other cool features such as altimeters and compasses. It's time to take your Android 5 Wear application development skills and experience to the next level and get exposure to a whole new world of hardware. As smartwatches continue to grab major IoT headlines, there is a growing interest in building Android apps that run on these wearables, which are now being offered by dozens of major manufacturers. This means more revenue earning opportunity for today's indie app developers. Additionally, this book provides new media design concepts which relate to using media assets, as well as how to optimize Wear applications for low-power, single-core, dual-core or quad-core CPUs, and how to use the IntelliJ Android Studio IDE, and the Android device emulators for popular new wearable devices.

Pro Android Augmented Reality

Author : Raghav Sood
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Augmented reality (AR) offers a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment, where the elements and surroundings are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as graphics and GPS data. It makes a game more real. Your social media app puts you where want to be or go. Pro Android Augmented Reality walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality application. From using various software and Android hardware sensors, such as an accelerometer or a magnetometer (compass), you'll learn the building blocks of augmented reality for both marker- and location-based apps. Case studies are included in this one-of-a-kind book, which pairs nicely with other Android development books. After reading Pro Android Augmented Reality, you'll be able to build augmented reality rich media apps or integrate all the best augmented reality into your favorite Android smartphone and/or tablet.

The Business of Android Apps Development

Author : Mark Rollins
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The growing but still evolving success of the Android platform has ushered in a second mobile technology “gold rush” for app developers. Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android apps has become the second go-to apps eco for today's app developers. While not yet as large in terms of number of apps as iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Appstore have so many apps that it has become increasingly difficult for new apps to stand out in the crowd. Achieving consumer awareness and sales longevity for your Android app requires a lot of organization and some strategic planning. Written for today's Android apps developer or apps development shop, this new and improved book from Apress, The Business of Android Apps Development, Second Edition, tells you today's story on how to make money on Android apps. This book shows you how to take your app from idea to design to development to distribution and marketing your app on Google Play or Amazon Appstore. This book takes you step-by-step through cost-effective marketing, public relations and sales techniques that have proven successful for professional Android app creators and indie shops—perfect for independent developers on shoestring budgets. It even shows you how to get interest from venture capitalists and how they view a successful app vs. the majority of so-so to unsuccessful apps in Android. No prior business knowledge is required. This is the book you wish you had read before you launched your first app! What you’ll learn How to take your app from idea to design to development to distributing and marketing your app on Google Play or Amazon Appstore How do Venture Capitalists validate new App Ideas, and use their techniques. How to monetize your app: Freemium, ads, in-app purchasing and more What are the programming tips and tricks that help you sell your app How to optimize your app for the marketplace How to marketing your app How to listen to your customer base, and grow your way to greater revenue Who this book is for This book is for those who have an idea for an app, but otherwise may know relatively little about entrepreneurship, app development, or even business in general. You should be able to pick up this book and feel like someone is holding your hand as they go through the process of evaluating your idea, learning to code, placing your app in the marketplace, marketing your app, and finally, improving your app to meet the needs of your customer base. Table of Contents1. The Android Market: A Background 2. Making Sure Your App Will Succeed 3. Legal Issues: Better Safe Than Sorry 4. A Brief Introduction to Android Development 5. Develop Apps Like a Pro 6. Making Money with Ads on Your Application 7. In-App Billing: Putting A Store in Your Application 8. Making App Marketplaces Work for You 9. Getting The Word Out 10. After You Have A User Base

Pro Java 9 Games Development

Author : Wallace Jackson
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Use Java 9 and JavaFX 9 to write 3D games for the latest consumer electronics devices. Written by open source gaming expert Wallace Jackson, this book uses Java 9 and NetBeans 9 to add leading-edge features, such as 3D, textures, animation, digital audio, and digital image compositing to your games. Along the way you’ll learn about game design, including game design concepts, genres, engines, and UI design techniques. To completely master Java 3D game creation, you will combine this knowledge with a number of JavaFX 9 topics, such as scene graph hierarchy; 3D scene configuration; 3D model design and primitives; model shader creation; and 3D game animation creation. With these skills you will be able to take your 3D Java games to the next level. The final section of Pro Java 9 Games Development puts the final polish on your abilities. You’ll see how to add AI logic for random content selection methods; harness a professional scoring engine; and player-proof your event handling. After reading Pro Java 9 Games Development, you will come away with enough 3D expertise to design, develop, and build your own professional Java 9 games, using JavaFX 9 and the latest new media assets. What You’ll Learn Design and build professional 3D Java 9 games, using NetBeans 9, Java 9, and JavaFX 9 Integrate new media assets, such as digital imagery and digital audio Integrate the new JavaFX 9 multimedia engine API Create an interactive 3D board game, modeled, textured, and animated using JavaFX Optimize game assets for distribution, and learn how to use the Java 9 module system Who This Book Is For Experienced Java developers who may have some prior game development experience. This book can be for experienced game developers new to Java programming.

Gradle Recipes for Android

Author : Ken Kousen
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Android adopted Gradle as the preferred build automation system a few years ago, but many Android developers are still unfamiliar with this open source tool. This hands-on guide provides a collection of Gradle recipes to help you quickly and easily accomplish the most common build tasks for your Android apps. You’ll learn how to customize project layouts, add dependencies, and generate many different versions of your app. Gradle is based on Groovy, yet very little knowledge of the JVM language is required for you to get started. Code examples use Android SDK version 23, with emulators from Marshmallow (Android 6) or Lollipop (Android 5). If you’re comfortable with Java and Android, you’re ready. Understand Gradle’s generated build files for Android apps Run Gradle from the command line or inside Android Studio Add more Java libraries to your Android app Import and export Eclipse ADT projects Digitally sign a Release APK for the Google Play store Use product flavors to build many versions of the same app Add custom tasks to the Gradle build process Test both your app’s Android and non-Android components Improve the performance of your Gradle build

Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for Android

Author : Gavin Williams
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Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for Android teaches the essential HTML5 and JavaScript skills you need to make great apps for the Android platform and browser. This book guides you through the creation of a mobile web app. You'll put the HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript skills you learn into practice, giving you invaluable first-hand experience that will serve you well as you go on to develop your own web apps for Android smartphones and tablets. Throughout this book, you will learn new skills and bring these altogether to create a web app that runs on the Android platform as well as other mobile platforms.

Frontiers of Energy and Environmental Engineering

Author : Wen-Pei Sung
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Frontiers of Energy and Environmental Engineering brings together 192 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2012 International Conference on Frontiers of Energy and Environment Engineering, held in Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2012. The aim of the conference was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to present their activities in the field of energy and environmental engineering as well as share research results. This proceedings volume promotes the development of the field of energy and environmental engineering, strengthening international academic cooperation and intercommunication, and encouraging the fruitful exchange of research ideas and results. The book provides a broad overview of the latest advances made in the field of energy and environmental engineering. Topics covered include energy efficiency and energy management, energy exploration and exploitation, power generation technologies, water pollution and protection, air pollution and protection and environmental engineering and management among others. This volume will be of interest to a global audience consisting of academic researchers, industry professionals and policy-makers active in the wide field of energy and environmental engineering.

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author : Wallace Jackson
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Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides clean, straightforward examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible Although this book covers what's new in Android 7, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases. What You'll Learn Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE) Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content Who This Book Is For If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills — as long as you have a desire to learn and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits.

Strengthening Music Ministry in the Evangelical Church

Author : Calvin M. Johansson
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Strengthening Music Ministry in the Evangelical Church Drawing upon a wealth of experience and years of fieldwork, author Calvin Johansson sets forth detailed suggestions and practical ideas for growing the ministry of music in the local church. He offers readers a unique perspective on music’s role, disassociated from text, in Christian formation and worship. Written in two parts, the first (Practics) is concerned with the hands-on operation of a church music program. The second (Rationale) presents biblical fundamentals helpful in making musical choices.

Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies

Author : Barry A. Burd
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Get started creating Android apps with Java in no time! The demand for Android apps is not slowing down but many mobile developers who want to create Android apps lack the necessary Java background. This beginner guide gets you up and running with using Java to create Android apps with no prior knowledge or experienced necessary! Shows you the basic Java development concepts and techniques that are necessary to develop Android apps Explores what goes into creating an Android app to give you a better understanding of the various elements Addresses how to deal with standard programming challenges and debugging Beginning Android Programming with Java For Dummies puts you well on your way toward creating Android apps quickly with Java.

Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Theory and Practice

Author : Wei Zhang
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2012 International Conference on Software Engineering, Knowledge Engineering and Information Engineering (SEKEIE 2012) will be held in Macau, April 1-2, 2012 . This conference will bring researchers and experts from the three areas of Software Engineering, Knowledge Engineering and Information Engineering together to share their latest research results and ideas. This volume book covered significant recent developments in the Software Engineering, Knowledge Engineering and Information Engineering field, both theoretical and applied. We are glad this conference attracts your attentions, and thank your support to our conference. We will absorb remarkable suggestion, and make our conference more successful and perfect.

Learn Unity for Android Game Development

Author : Adam Sinicki
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Get a thorough and practical introduction to Unity development for Android devices with no previous experience with game development needed. In this book, you'll go through every step from downloading and installing Unity and the Android SDK, to creating fully functional games. The bulk of Learn Unity for Android Game Development is a simple project to create a 2D platform game complete with touchscreen controls, physics, enemies, respawning, collectibles and more. The book closes with a brief introduction to creating 3D games, virtual reality games for the Gear VR, and other more advanced applications. It also provides some guidance on publishing and marketing, as well as thinking about game design and mechanics. Resources including sprites and scripts are provided in the code download. What You Will Learn Install Unity with the Android SDK Understand and use scripts, prefabs and Android Studio Design a great game Build a game app Add a bit of polish Deploy for various Android devices Build and deploy for 3D games, virtual reality and more Promote your game and make money Who This Book Is For This book requires no previous experience with programming or game development of any kind. Prior experience with the Android ecosystem recommended.

Pro Android Media

Author : Shawn Van Every
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Mobile devices have evolved to focus on rich media production and consumption. Developers of mobile applications are able to create applications that allow people to play, capture, and share media in a variety of new ways on mobile devices. The popularity of Android has soared in part because the platform offers developers a rich set of capabilities including access to media capturing and playback functions. Pro Android Media provides concise and clear instruction on how to utilize the media APIs made available through Android to create dynamic apps. It takes you from a simple means to gain access to the camera to complex video capture and sharing examples. It also covers sound, graphics, painting, and more—everything you need to make your app come "alive." After reading this book, the app you create will showcase the best of multimedia that Android has to offer.