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Mastering Android NDK

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Learn
  • Explore popular C++ libraries and use them on Android
  • Write portable, multithreaded native networking code
  • Create portable audio framework using OpenAL
  • Implement portable rendering framework using OpenGL ES 3
  • Debug mobile applications on your desktop machine
  • Access resources from APK archives
  • Render text with FreeType
About

Android NDK is used for multimedia applications that require direct access to system resources. NDK is also the key for portability, which in turn allows a reasonably comfortable development and debugging process using familiar tools such as GCC and Clang toolchains.

This is a hands-on guide to extending your game development skills with Android NDK. The book takes you through many clear, step-by-step example applications to help you further explore the features of Android NDK and some popular C++ libraries and boost your productivity by debugging the development process.

Through the course of this book, you will learn how to write portable multi-threaded native code, use HTTP networking in C++, play audio files, use OpenGL ES 3, and render high-quality text. Each chapter aims to take you one step closer to building your application. By the end of this book, you will be able to create an engaging, complete gaming application.

Features
  • Develop portable games using Android NDK and debug them on your desktop
  • Familiarise yourself with different popular C++ libraries on Android and use them in your games
  • Write multi-threaded code with graphics, sound, networking, and resource storage
Page Count 328
Course Length 9 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781785288333
Date Of Publication 29 Sep 2015

Authors

Viktor Latypov

Viktor Latypov is a software engineer and mathematician with experience in compiler development, device drivers, robotics, and high-performance computing and with a personal interest in 3D graphics and mobile technology. Surrounded by computers for more than 20 years, he enjoys every bit of developing and designing software for anything with a CPU inside. Viktor holds a PhD in applied mathematics from Saint-Petersburg State University.

Sergey Kosarevsky

Sergey Kosarevsky is a software engineer with experience in C++ and 3D graphics. He worked for mobile industry companies and was involved in mobile projects at SPB Software, Yandex, Layar and Blippar. He has more than 12 years of software development experience and more than 6 years of Android NDK experience. Sergey got his PhD in the field of mechanical engineering from St. Petersburg Institute of Machine-Building in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In his spare time, Sergey maintains and develops an open source multiplatform gaming engine, the Linderdaum Engine (http://linderdaum.com).