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Android Studio Cookbook

By : Mike van Drongelen
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Android Studio Cookbook

By: Mike van Drongelen

Overview of this book

This book starts with an introduction of Android Studio and why you should use this IDE rather than Eclipse. Moving ahead, it teaches you to build a simple app that requires no backend setup but uses Google Cloud or Parse instead. After that, you will learn how to create an Android app that can send and receive text and images using Google Cloud or Parse as a backend. It explains the concepts of Material design and how to apply them to an Android app. Also, it shows you how to build an app that runs on an Android wear device. Later, it explains how to build an app that takes advantage of the latest Android SDK while still supporting older Android versions. It also demonstrates how the performance of an app can be improved and how memory management tools that come with the Android Studio IDE can help you achieve this. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop high quality apps with a minimum amount of effort using the Android Studio IDE.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Android Studio Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

TV and media centre

Boring! Again there is nothing to see on the TV! At least not something that seems to be interesting enough. Smart TVs running on Android create a whole new interesting world for developers. Finally, we get the screen size we deserve!

However, it also comes with a different type of audience. Users interact with their phones and tablets to a very large extent. When it comes to watching TV, the focus is much more on consuming.

Well, what is there on the TV? Have a cup of tea and start watching the show. Occasionally, users might be interested in some interaction (a phenomenon that mostly appears as a second screen app since not anyone does own a smart TV already), but most of the time, TV watchers just want to lean back.

Getting ready

This recipe requires Android Studio up and running and the latest SDKs installed. In this recipe, we will provide you a brief introduction to a TV app. In only a few steps, we will create a media centre app. Don't worry, you do not need to have...