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Mastering Android Application Development

By : Antonio Pachon
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Mastering Android Application Development

By: Antonio Pachon

Overview of this book

There are millions of Android apps out there for people to download – how do you make sure yours has the edge? It’s not always about innovation and ideas – the most successful apps are those that are able to satisfy customer demands – they’re the ones that look the best, the fastest, and the easiest and most intuitive to use. This book shows you how to create Android applications that do precisely that – it has been designed help you consider and answer those questions throughout the development process, so you can create applications that stand out against the crowd. Learn how to create exemplary UIs that contribute to a satisfying user experience through the lens of Material Design, and explore how to harness the range of features within the Android SDK to help you. Dive deeper into complex programming concepts and discover how to leverage concurrency and navigate memory management and image handling. You’ll also find further guidance on testing and debugging so you can guarantee that your application is reliable and robust for users. Beyond this you’ll find out how to extend your app and add greater functionality, including notifications, location services, adverts and app billing (essential if you want to properly monetize your creation!). To make sure you have confidence at every stage in the process, the book also shows you how to release your app to the Play store – to make sure your maximising your efforts to create a popular Android application!
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Android Application Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Selecting an app-navigation pattern

Let's imagine that one day you wake up feeling inspired; you have an idea for an app that you believe can become more popular than WhatsApp. Without losing time, you would want to turn this app idea into reality! This is why it's important for you to learn how to design an app and choose the most appropriate navigation pattern. Not to sound uninspiring, but you'll find that 99 percent of your ideas will already be on Google Play Store. It's simply a fact that there are hundreds of thousands of apps available, and the number is always increasing! So, you can either decide to improve upon the already existing ones or keep brainstorming until you have something original.

In order to make the app a reality, the first step is to visualize the app in your mind; for this, we need to identify the basic components. We need to simplify the idea on screen, and we need to move between screens.

Bear in mind that you are creating this app for Android users. These users...