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Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook

By : Madona S. Wambua
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Book Image

Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Madona S. Wambua

Overview of this book

Android is a powerful operating system widely used in various devices, phones, TVs, wearables, automobiles, and more. This Android cookbook will teach you how to leverage the latest Android development technologies for creating incredible applications while making effective use of popular Jetpack libraries. You’ll also learn which critical principles to consider when developing Android apps. The book begins with recipes to get you started with the declarative UI framework, Jetpack Compose, and help you with handling UI states, Navigation, Hilt, Room, Wear OS, and more as you learn what's new in modern Android development. Subsequent chapters will focus on developing apps for large screens, leveraging Jetpack’s WorkManager, managing graphic user interface alerts, and tips and tricks within Android studio. Throughout the book, you'll also see testing being implemented for enhancing Android development, and gain insights into harnessing the integrated development environment of Android studio. Finally, you’ll discover best practices for robust modern app development. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build an Android application using the Kotlin programming language and the newest modern Android development technologies, resulting in highly efficient applications.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Getting Started with Modern Android Development Skills

The Android Operating System (OS) is one of the most favored platforms for mobile devices, with many users worldwide. The OS is used in cars and wearables such as smart watches, TVs, and phones, which makes the market quite wide for Android developers. Hence, there is a need for new developers to learn how to build Android applications utilizing new Modern Android Development (MAD) skills.

Android has come a long way since being launched in 2008 and used in the first Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), Eclipse and NetBeans. Today, Android Studio is the recommended IDE for Android development and, unlike before, when Java was the preferred language, Kotlin is now the language of choice.

Android Studio includes support for Kotlin, Java, C++, and other programming languages, making this IDE suitable for developers with different skill sets.

Hence, by the end of this chapter, following the recipes, you will have Android...