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By Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, Blake Meike

This useful ebook offers the strategies and code you want to enhance software program with Android, the open-source platform for mobile phones and cellular units that's producing enthusiasm around the undefined. in keeping with the Linux working approach and built via Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the capability to unite a fragmented cellular marketplace. Android program Development introduces this programming surroundings, and provides you an entire for instance that demonstrates Android architectural positive aspects and APIs. With this publication, you will:
* Get an entire creation to the Android programming setting, structure, and tools
* construct a modular software, starting with a middle module that serves to release modules extra in next chapters
* research the suggestions and structure of a selected function set, together with perspectives, maps, location-based companies, continual facts garage, 2nd and 3D pix, media prone, telephony prone, and messaging
* Use ready-to-run instance code that implements every one feature
* Delve into complex themes, equivalent to safeguard, customized perspectives, functionality research, and internationalization

The ebook is a common supplement to the present Android documentation supplied by way of Google. even if you need to boost a advertisement software for cellular units, or simply are looking to create a cellular mashup for private use, Android software Development demonstrates how one can layout, construct, and try purposes for the hot cellular market.

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Mac OS X Mac OS X comes with JDK version 5 already loaded. 14 | Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Android Development Environment 2. 3 or later. 4 (also known as Ganymede), since that package includes the required plug-ins mentioned in the next step. You want the version of the Eclipse IDE labeled “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers,” and obviously you want the version for your operating system. Eclipse will ask you to select a mirror site, and will then start the download. Windows (XP or Vista) The Eclipse download comes as a big ZIP file that you install by extracting the files to your favorite directory.

The available targets will be listed, and you can click on either the emulator or the phone, depending on which you’d prefer. Select the phone, and the application is downloaded (using the debug signature; more about application signatures in Chapter 7), and started on the phone. Most of the debug features available on the emulator (covered in detail in Chapter 5) are also available when running in debug mode on the phone. Summary We’ve looked at this more realistic application in some detail to understand the procedures you’ll need to follow when developing your own application.

The bin directory is where Eclipse puts the compiled class files for each of your Java source files (the ones in src). You can see all of these files if you list the directory of the root folder, but you don’t really need to pay any attention to them, because Eclipse will do it all for you. mjandroid. Eclipse lays out the equivalent directory structure, just as it would for any Java project, and shows you the whole thing when you open src. In addition to these package folders, there is a folder named for the package that contains all the Java files for the project.

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