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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)

Technical requirements

Running the Android IDE and an emulator successfully can be daunting for your computer. You may have heard the joke about how machines running Android Studio can be used as heaters in winter. Well, there is some truth in that, so your computer should have the following specifications to ensure your system can cope with the IDE’s demands:

  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Linux installed along with a stable internet connection. Recipes in this book have been developed within macOS. You can also use a Windows or Linux laptop, as there is no difference between using either.
  • For Windows and Linux users, you can follow this link to install Android Studio: https://developer.android.com/studio/install.
  • Minimum of 8 GB of RAM or more.
  • Minimum of 8 GB of available disk space for Android Studio, the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), and the Android Emulator.
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 800 is preferred.
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