Android Studio Development Essentials, by Neil Smyth, teaches the skills necessary to develop Android based applications using the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the Android 4.4 Software Development Kit (SDK).
Topics included: Basics • Setting up an Android development and testing environment • An overview of Android Studio: tool windows, the code editor and the Designer tool • An introduction to the architecture of Android • Design of Android applications and user interfaces using the Android Studio environment • Database management • Content providers • Intents • Touch screen handling • Gesture recognition • Camera access and the playback and recording of both video and audio • Features introduced with Android 4.4 including printing, transitions and cloud-based file storage • Implementing maps using the Google Maps Android API • In-app billing and submitting apps to the Google Play Developer Console • Gradle build configuration and the implementation of build variants to target multiple Android device types from a single project code base.
Published: July 2014
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