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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


As a developer, you can just launch an intent, grab the data, and do with it whatever you want.

Things become a little bit more complicated if you want to handle image or video capturing yourself. So, why would someone want to do that in the first place? It gives us more flexibility in the way the camera is being previewed, filtered, or handled.

With Android Lollipop onwards, the old Camera API that we had been using has been replaced with the Camera2 API, which has turned out to be a huge improvement. Unfortunately, some orientation issues remain, mostly due to the large fragmentation of Android hardware and software. On some devices, captured images seem to be rotated 90 degrees. Why is that? You will find out in the last recipe in this chapter.