Android 6 for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach by Paul Deitel

By Paul Deitel

The pro programmer’s Deitel® advisor to cellphone and pill app improvement utilizing Android™ 6 and Android Studio Billions of apps were downloaded from Google Play™! This ebook supplies every little thing you must begin constructing nice apps quick and getting them released on Google Play™. The e-book makes use of an app-driven approach–each new know-how is mentioned within the context of 8 totally coded and confirmed Android apps, entire with syntax shading, code highlighting, code walkthroughs and pattern outputs. Apps you’ll enhance contain:

  • Welcome App
  • Cannon online game
  • Tip Calculator
  • climate Viewer
  • Flag Quiz
  • Twitter® Searches
  • Doodlz
  • handle Book

Practical, Example-Rich assurance of:

  • Android 6, Android Studio: Gradle™, Vector Asset Studio, topic Editor
  • Material layout App Templates and Themes
  • AppCompat Library, Android layout help Library, RecyclerView, FloatingActionButton, TextInputLayout
  • Material layout Elevation and Icons
  • REST net Services/JSON, Threading, SQLite™ Database, Android 6 Permissions
  • Cursors, Loaders, ContentProviders
  • Supporting quite a few monitor Sizes/Resolutions
  • Accessibility, Internationalization
  • Activities, Fragments, Intents, Preferences
  • GUIs, Layouts, Menus, source documents, occasions, Touch/Gesture Processing, photographs, Audio, pictures, Animation
  • Immersive Mode, PrintHelper
  • Google Play™ shop, App Publishing, Pricing, advertising, In-App advertisements, In-App Billing, digital items and more




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About This ebook

The first-generation Android telephones have been published in October 2008. As of June 2015, Android had 82.8% of the worldwide telephone marketplace proportion, in comparison to 13.9% for Apple and 2.6% for Microsoft (http:// Billions of apps were downloaded from Google Play and multiple billion Android units have been shipped around the globe in 2014 ( 1-billion-for-first-time-in-2014/). The possibilities for Android app builders are enormous.


This publication provides modern computing applied sciences for pro software program builders. on the middle of the ebook is the Deitel app-driven approach–concepts are awarded within the context of whole operating Android apps, instead of utilizing code snippets. The creation and app try drives in the beginning of every bankruptcy exhibit a number of pattern executions. The book’s resource code is accessible at


The apps during this publication have been conscientiously designed to introduce you to key Android positive aspects and APIs. You’ll quick research every thing you must begin development Android apps–beginning with a test-drive of the top Calculator app in bankruptcy 1, then construction one new app in every one of Chapters 2 via nine. by the point you achieve bankruptcy 10, you’ll have the capacity to create your individual apps for submission to Google Play and different app marketplaces. You’ll grasp the Google Play submission procedure, together with importing your apps. You’ll come to a decision no matter if to promote your apps or provide them at no cost, and the right way to marketplace them through social media and monetize them with in-app ads, in-app billing, digital items and more.


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Then we provide the complete source-code listing, using line numbers, syntax coloring and code highlighting to emphasize the key portions of the code. We also show one or more screenshots of the running app. Then we do a detailed code walkthrough, emphasizing the new programming concepts introduced in the app. 2 Android—The World’s Leading Mobile Operating System Android device sales are growing quickly, creating enormous opportunities for Android app developers. • The first-generation Android phones were released in October 2008.

1 The Automobile as an Object To help you understand objects and their contents, let’s begin with a simple analogy. Suppose you want to drive a car and make it go faster by pressing its accelerator pedal. What must happen before you can do this? Well, before you can drive a car, someone has to design it. A car typically begins as engineering drawings, similar to the blueprints that describe the design of a house. These drawings include the design for an accelerator pedal. The pedal hides from the driver the complex mechanisms that actually make the car go faster, just as the brake pedal hides the mechanisms that slow the car, and the steering wheel hides the mechanisms that turn the car.

Expand the Editor > General node and select Appearance, then ensure that Show line numbers is selected and click OK. Configure Android Studio to Disallow Code Folding By default, Android Studio’s code-folding feature is enabled. This feature collapses multiple lines of code into a single line so you can focus on other aspects of the code. For example, all the import statements in a Java source-code file can be collapsed into a single line to hide them, or an entire method can be collapsed into a single line.

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