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Hello, Android: Introducing Google’s Mobile Development Platform

Getting started developing with Android is easy. That is changing with small embedded engines such as the one included with the Android platform. In current versions of Android, an orientation change between portrait and landscape modes will cause the system to go through the process of saving instance state, pausing, stopping, destroying, and then creating a new instance of the activity with the saved state. Just like you use graphics on the display to convey some information to the user, you can use audio to back that up and reinforce it.

If you remove or change a resource file, R. Media codecs will be explored in Chapter 5, Multimedia, on pageand content providers will be covered in Chapter 9, Putting SQL to Work, on page The Exit button runs off the bottom of the screen see Figure 3. How do we fix that? You could try to adjust the layout so that hellk works with all orienta- tions. Android is optimized for mobile devices with limited memory and horsepower, so you may find it strange that it uses XML so pervasively.

The music may be started by an activity, but you want hel,o to keep playing even when the user has moved on to a different program.

The team that produced this book includes: The final piece of the musical puzzle is the Music class, which will man- age the MediaPlayer androidd used to play the current music: Think about it editioon way— when you first turn on your phone, it needs to boot up just like any computer system. Invalid values are hidden in the keypad view. Otherwise, turn to the next chapter for an introduction to the wonderful world of Android audio and video.


Inside onJsAlert we use the Android Toast class to create a message window that will appear for a short amount of time in this case, milliseconds, or 3 seconds. The author does an “incremental” approach to most activities, but he’ll give you a lot of code, explain why you need half of it and it’ll be over many pagesm so you have to finish the chapter before you can compile your “incremental” change and see what you’ve done.

Hello, Android, 3rd Edition

The minimum version of Eclipse is 3. They thiird be used for code, and every application can read and write files there. You can see how it looks in Figure 9. Locati onManager ; io import android.

Lists with This Book. User Review – Flag as inappropriate fairly good given for the beginning of the book. That could be your own program running on all those devices.

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Freshly added material covers installing applications to the SD card, supporting multi-touch, and creating live wallpaper. Use a more accurate location provider such as GPS. It takes four parameters: A container that shows only one of its child drawables based on its level a range of integers.

The whole purpose of the keypad dialog box is to return a number selected by the player. This chapter will show you how to add multimedia to your Android application. The MapActivity class spins up the background threads, connects to the Internet for tile data, handles caching, does animations, takes care of the life cycle, and much more. Later, onRestorelnstanceState line 26 will be called to tease out the information we saved.


Chapter 14, Publishing to the Android Market, on page will cover that in more detail. All examples were tested for forwards and backwards compatibility on a variety of devices and versions of Android from 1.

This is used for tabbed views and image switchers. WebVi ew; import android. See the Android Device Dashboard 7 for the lat- est market share of active Android devices in the wild. By gradually adding features to the game, you’ll learn the basics of Android programming.

The program sees the word typed in a character at a time, first s, then c, then i, and so on, possibly with backspaces thrid nobody can remem- ber how to spell scissors. Select the option Force https: The code for the remaining methods of LocationTest — logdumpProvi- dersand dumpLocation — is not very interesting, but here it is for completeness: Linux provides the hardware abstraction layer for Android, allowing Android to be ported to a wide variety of platforms in the future.

The online documentation for the android. Unfortunately, as of this writing, Eclipse’s support for static imports is a little spotty, so if you use static imports in your own programs, Eclipse may not insert the import statements for you automatically. Given an x and y position and the new value of a tile, it changes the tile only if the value provided is valid.

At any time, the user can press the Back deition to return to burnetre previous screen on the stack. Luckily, getting started developing with Android is easy. Burette cs ; import androi d.