Learning Kotlin by building Android Applications
Today Kotlin is an official programming language for Android development and is widely adopted. Kotlin is expressive, concise, and powerful. It also ensures seamless interoperability with existing Android languages like JAVA and C++, which means that it's even easier for developers to use.
This book adopts a project-style approach, where we focus on teaching Android development by building three different Android Application: a Tic-Tac-Toe application, a location- based alarm and a To-Do list application.
The book begins by giving you a strong grasp of the Kotlin language and its APIs as a preliminary to building stunning applications for Android. You'll learn to set up an environment and as you progress through the chapters and the building of the different applications, the difficulty level will steadily grow.
The book also introduces you to the Android Studio IDE, which plays an integral role in Android Development. It covers Kotlin ...
Intelligent Mobile Projects with TensorFlow
As a developer, you always need to keep an eye out and be ready for what will be trending soon, while also focusing on what's trending currently. So, what's better than learning about the integration of the best of both worlds, the present and the future? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely regarded as the next big thing after mobile, and Google's TensorFlow is the leading open source machine learning framework, the hottest branch of AI. This book covers more than 10 complete iOS, Android and Raspberry Pi apps powered by TensorFlow and built from scratch, running all kinds of cool TensorFlow models offline on-device: from computer vision, speech and language processing to generative adversarial networks and AlphaZero-like deep reinforcement learning. You'll learn how to use or retrain existing TensorFlow models, build your own models, and develop intelligent mobile apps running those TensorFlow models. You'll learn how to quickly build such apps with step-by-step tutorials an ...
Build Android-Based Smart Applications
Build smart applications using cutting-edge technologies such as rules engines, code automation frameworks, and natural language processing (NLP). This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to port nine rules engines (CLIPS, JRuleEngine, DTRules, Zilonis, TermWare, Roolie, OpenRules, JxBRE, and JEOPS) to the Android platform. You'll learn how to use each rules engine to build a smart application with sample code snippets so that you can get started with programming smart applications immediately. Build Android-Based Smart Applications also describes porting issues with other popular rules engines (Drools, JLisa, Take, and Jess).
This book is a step-by-step guide on how to generate a working smart application from requirement specifications. It concludes by showing you how to generate a smart application from unstructured knowledge using the Stanford POS (Part of Speech) tagger NLP framework.Evaluate the available rules engines to see which rules engine is bes ...
Learn Android Studio 3
Build Android apps using the popular and efficient Android Studio 3 suite of tools, an integrated development environment (IDE) for Android developers using Java APIs. With this book, you'll learn the latest and most productive tools in the Android tools ecosystem, ensuring quick Android app development and minimal effort on your part. Along the way, you'll use Android Studio to develop Java-based Android apps, tier by tier through practical examples. These examples cover core Android topics such as notifications and toast; intents and broadcast receivers; and services. Then, you'll learn how to publish your apps and sell them online and in the Google Play store.
Use Android Studio 3 to quickly and confidently build your first Android apps; Build an Android user interface using activities and layouts, event handling, images, menus and the action bar; Incorporate new elements including fragments; Integrate ...
Choose the best approach for your app and implement your solution quickly by leveraging complete projects. This book is a collection of practical projects that use advanced Android techniques and approaches, written by Android instructor Mark Wickham. Mark has taught a series of popular classes at Android development conferences since 2013 and Practical Android covers content from his most popular classes. Each chapter covers an important concept and provides you with a deep dive into the implementation.
The book is an ideal resource for developers who have some development experience, but may not be Android or mobile development experts. Each chapter includes at least one complete project to show the reader how to implement the concepts.
Apply JSON in Android; Work with connectivity, which covers all aspects of HTTP in Android; Determine if your server is reachable; Use lazy loading, a common pattern for most apps and which is not trivial to i ...
Learn ARCore - Fundamentals of Google ARCore
Are you a mobile developer or web developer who wants to create immersive and cool Augmented Reality apps with the latest Google ARCore platform? If so, this book will help you jump right into developing with ARCore and will help you create a step by step AR app easily.
This book will teach you how to implement the core features of ARCore starting from the fundamentals of 3D rendering to more advanced concepts such as lighting, shaders, Machine Learning, and others.
We'll begin with the basics of building a project on three platforms: web, Android and Unity. Next, we'll go through the ARCore concepts of motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation. For each core concept, you'll work on a practical project to use and extend the ARCore feature, from learning the basics of 3D rendering and lighting to exploring more advanced concepts.
You'll write custom shaders to light virtual objects in AR, then build a neural network to recognize the environment a ...
Android Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Jump in and build working Android apps with the help of more than 230 tested recipes. The second edition of this acclaimed cookbook includes recipes for working with user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness, web services, and specific device features such as the phone, camera, and accelerometer. You also get useful info on packaging your app for the Google Play Market.
Ideal for developers familiar with Java, Android basics, and the Java SE API, this book features recipes contributed by more than three dozen Android developers. Each recipe provides a clear solution and sample code you can use in your project right away.
Among numerous topics, this cookbook helps you: Get started with the tooling you need for developing and testing Android apps; Create layouts with Android's UI controls, graphical services, and pop-up mechanisms; Build location-aware services on Google Maps and OpenStreetMap; Control aspects of Android's music, video, an ...
Head First Android Development, 2nd Edition
If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need to get started is some Java know-how.
Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works. ...
Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies
Getting a smartphone or tablet can be intimidating for anyone, but this user-friendly guide is here to help you to get the most out of all your new gadget has to offer! Whether you're upgrading from an older model or totally new to the awesome world of Androids, this book makes it easier than ever to get up and running with the latest technology.
From setup and configuration to taking advantage of all those intricate bells and whistles, Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies helps you unleash everything your Android can do for you. If you're looking to use your phone or tablet for texting, emailing, accessing the Internet, or anything in between, you'll want to keep this go-to reference close by every step of the way.
Make sense of the phone features; Find your way around with navigation; Capture moments on the camera; Seamlessly sync with a PC or Mac.
Who needs a headache when dealing with a new device? This book makes it totally pain free! ...
Asynchronous Android Programming, 2nd Edition
Asynchronous programming has acquired immense importance in Android programming, especially when we want to make use of the number of independent processing units (cores) available on the most recent Android devices. With this guide in your hands you'll be able to bring the power of Asynchronous programming to your own projects, and make your Android apps more powerful than ever before!
To start with, we will discuss the details of the Android Process model and the Java Low Level Concurrent Framework, delivered by Android SDK. We will also guide you through the high-level Android-specific constructs available on the SDK: Handler, AsyncTask, and Loader. Next, we will discuss the creation of IntentServices, Bound Services and External Services, which can run in the background even when the user is not interacting with it. You will also discover AlarmManager and JobScheduler APIs, which are used to schedule and defer work without sacrificing the batte ...
Android TV Apps Development
This one-of-a-kind short book walks you through creating fantastic entertainment apps for one of the newest Android platforms. Android TV Apps Development: Building Media and Games will demystify some of the newest APIs and present the tools necessary for building applications that run on Android TV.
Walking through example applications, you will learn the vocabulary necessary to solve real-world problems and how to present your content on the television through Android. In addition to practical code examples, you will learn about various design considerations that will make using your apps an enjoyable experience for users. ...