Android 4: New Features for Application Development

Develop Android applications using the new features of Android Ice Cream Sandwich with this book and ebook.

Android 4: New Features for Application Development

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Murat Aydin

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849519526
Paperback166 pages

About This Book

  • Learn new APIs in Android 4
  • Get familiar with the best practices in developing Android applications
  • Step-by-step approach with clearly explained sample codes

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers who are experienced with the Android platform, but who may not be familiar with the new features and APIs of Android 4.

Android developers who want to learn about supporting multiple screen sizes and multiple Android versions will also find this book beneficial.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Action Bar for All
Action bar
Adding an ActionProvider
Adding an action view
Using the action bar for navigation
Summary
Chapter 2: A New Layout – GridLayout
GridLayout
A new view – Space
Summary
Chapter 3: Social APIs
Basics of contacts in Android
Using Social API
Summary
Chapter 4: Calendar APIs
Using Calendar APIs
Summary
Chapter 5: Fragments
Fragment basics
Creating and managing fragments
Types of fragments
Summary
Chapter 6: Supporting Different Screen Sizes
Android 4.0 supports different screen sizes
Summary
Chapter 7: Android Compatibility Package
What is Android Compability Package
How to use the Android Compatibility Package
Summary
Chapter 8: New Connectivity APIs – Android Beam and Wi-Fi Direct
Android Beam
Wi-Fi Direct
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Use the Social API of Android 4
  • Create and configure GridLayout
  • Use the Calendar API of Android 4
  • Create and configure the Action Bar
  • Design user interfaces that support different screen sizes
  • Create and manage Fragments
  • Support Multiple APKs
  • Use new APIs in older versions of Android

In Detail

Recently, with the increasing popularity of mobile phones, mobile operating systems have emerged and quickly spread. Now people with smart phones can do everything that they can do with their computers. The popularity of the Android mobile operating system has increased and is widely used. In this book, new features and innovations of Android 4.0 will be discussed.

"Android 4: New Features for Application Development" is a practical and hands-on guide for developing android applications using new features of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) with a step-by-step approach and clearly explained sample codes. You will learn the new APIs in Android 4.0 with sample code.

This book will cover the new features and APIs of Android 4.0 (Android Ice Cream Sandwich). It will show the usage of the new APIs with a step-by-step approach and clearly explained sample code.

You will learn about the new user interface components such as Action Bar and GridLayout. You will also learn about new APIs for social media integration and accessing calendar data. We will also look at new connectivity APIs such as Wi-Fi Direct and Android Beam. Supporting multiple screen sizes and multiple versions of Android is also among the subjects that you will learn.

You can use "Android 4: New Features for Application Development" as a reference book for developing Android applications using new features of Android 4.0 with its clearly explained, step-by-step sample codes.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Action Bar for All
Action bar
Adding an ActionProvider
Adding an action view
Using the action bar for navigation
Summary
Chapter 2: A New Layout – GridLayout
GridLayout
A new view – Space
Summary
Chapter 3: Social APIs
Basics of contacts in Android
Using Social API
Summary
Chapter 4: Calendar APIs
Using Calendar APIs
Summary
Chapter 5: Fragments
Fragment basics
Creating and managing fragments
Types of fragments
Summary
Chapter 6: Supporting Different Screen Sizes
Android 4.0 supports different screen sizes
Summary
Chapter 7: Android Compatibility Package
What is Android Compability Package
How to use the Android Compatibility Package
Summary
Chapter 8: New Connectivity APIs – Android Beam and Wi-Fi Direct
Android Beam
Wi-Fi Direct
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849519526
Paperback166 pages
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