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Pro Android Wearables Pro Android Wearables

Pro Android Wearables details how to design and build Android Wear apps for new and unique Android wearable device types, such as Google Android smartwatches, which use the new WatchFaces API, as well as health-monitoring features and other cool features such as altimeters and compasses. It's time to take your Android 5 Wear application development skills and experience to the next level and get exposure to a whole new world of hardware. As smartwatches continue to grab major IoT headlines, there is a growing interest in building Android apps that run on these wearables, which are now being offered by dozens of major manufacturers. This means more revenue earning opportunity for today's indie app developers. Additionally, this book provides new media design concepts which relate to using media assets, as well as how to optimize Wear applications for low-power, single-core, dual-core or quad-core CPUs, and how to use the IntelliJ Android ...
Pro Android 5 Pro Android 5

Pro Android 5 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile apps using the Android 5 SDK. This book updates the best-selling Pro Android and covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for smartphones, tablets, and embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom components, multi-tasking, sensors/augmented reality, better accessories support and much more. By reading this definitive tutorial and reference, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to create stunning, cutting-edge Android apps that can make you money, while keeping you agile enough to respond to changes in the future. ...
Learning Unity Android Game Development Learning Unity Android Game Development

Unity 5 is a revolution in developing great games for Android that provides a great integration platform that works seamlessly with Unity 5, which means that games can be developed quicker and easier than ever before. Packed with a lot of examples, this book starts by helping you to understand all the great features that Unity 5 and Android have to offer. You will then create great games like Tic-Tac-Toe and the Monkey Ball game and also learn to enhance them. You will then expand the game's environment with lights and a skybox and learn to create enemies in a tank battle game. You will then explore the touch and tilt controls with the creation of a Monkey Ball clone. With the recreation of a game similar to Angry Birds, you will delve into configuring physics and options for a 2D game experience. Finally, you will get a complete experience by learning the optimization techniques needed to keep your games running smoothly. ...
Android Game Programming by Example Android Game Programming by Example

Android gaming is a hot topic these days, but one of the few areas of technology that does not have an abundance of clear and useful documentation online. However, there is an ever-increasing demand for Android games. This book will help you get up to speed with the essentials of game development with Android. The book begins by teaching you the setup of a game development environment on a fundamental level. Moving on, the book deals with concepts such as building a home screen UI, implementing game objects, and painting the scene at a fixed resolution. Gradually, it builds up to the implementation of a flexible and advanced game engine that uses OpenGL ES 2 for fast, smooth frame rates. This is achieved by starting with a simple game and gradually increasing the complexity of the three complete games built step by step. By the end of the book, you will have successfully built three exciting games over the course of three engrossing and insightful projects. ...
Unity 5 for Android Essentials Unity 5 for Android Essentials

Unity is a very popular and effective technology for creating 2D and 3D games and applications. Unity 5 is a great starting point for game developers looking to develop stunning and robust games. We begin by explaining how to set up the Android SDK on Windows and Mac OS X and configure Unity 5 settings for the Android platform. As you progress through the chapters, you will learn to implement new and improved features of the Unity 5 engine with the aid of real-world examples. You will explore how to render high-quality graphics with physically-based shaders and global illumination to enhance your project's performance. Building on this, you will then learn to transform your native C# and JavaScript code into Unity scripts. Best practices to improve your Android games will also be discussed to help you create games fast and efficiently. Finally, putting together all these concepts, you will learn to create your own Android game from scratch. This book will ...
Gradle for Android Gradle for Android

Gradle is an open source build automation system that introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) to configure projects. Using Gradle makes it easy for Android developers to manage dependencies and set up the entire build process. This book begins by taking you through the basics of Gradle and how it works with Android Studio. Furthermore, you will learn how to add local and remote dependencies to your project. You will work with build variants, such as debug and release, paid and free, and even combinations of these things. The book will also help you set up unit and integration testing with different libraries and will show how Gradle and Android Studio can make running tests easier. Finally, you will be shown a number of tips and tricks on the advanced customization of your application's build process. By the end of this book, you will be able to customize the entire build process, and create your own tasks and plugins for your Gradle builds. ...
Head First Android Development Head First Android Development

What will you learn from this book? If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, 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 is some Java know-how to get started. Why does this book look so different? 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 Application Programming with OpenCV 3 Android Application Programming with OpenCV 3

Android Application Programming with OpenCV 3 is a practical, hands-on guide to computer vision and mobile app development. It shows how to capture, manipulate, and analyze images while building an application that combines photography and augmented reality. To help the reader become a well-rounded developer, the book covers OpenCV (a computer vision library), Android SDK (a mobile app framework), OpenGL ES (a 3D graphics framework), and even JNI (a Java/C++ interoperability layer). Now in its second edition, the book offers thoroughly reviewed code, instructions, and explanations. It is fully updated to support OpenCV 3 and Android 5, as well as earlier versions. Although it focuses on OpenCV's Java bindings, this edition adds an extensive chapter on JNI and C++, so that the reader is well primed to use OpenCV in other environments. ...
Android Tablets For Dummies, 3rd Edition Android Tablets For Dummies, 3rd Edition

It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone - so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide! Inside, longtime and bestselling author Dan Gookin walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, connecting to social media, finding plenty of apps, music, books, and movies to indulge your interests—and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on, friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and arms you with the confidence and know-how to make the most of your new device. Covering the features native to all Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance, this new edition of Android Tablets For Dummies will have you customizing your tablet, connecting with WiFi, and choosing the right apps like a pro ...
Android Studio New Media Fundamentals Android Studio New Media Fundamentals

Android Studio New Media Fundamentals is a new media primer covering concepts central to multimedia production for Android including digital imagery, digital audio, digital video, digital illustration and 3D, using open source software packages such as GIMP, Audacity, Blender, and Inkscape. These professional software packages are used for this book because they are free for commercial use. The book builds on the foundational concepts of raster, vector, and waveform (audio), and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering what new media assets are best for use with Android Studio as well as key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process and why new media content and new media data optimization is so important. ...
Agile Android Agile Android

This concise book walks you through how to get unit testing and test driven development done on Android specifically using JUnit 4. You'll learn how to do agile development quickly and correctly, with a significant increase in development efficiency and a reduction in the number of defects. Up until now getting JUnit testing up and running in Android was not for the faint hearted. However, "now it's in Android Studio, there is no excuse," according to author Godfrey Nolan, president of RIIS LLC. Android developers are faced with their own set of problems such as tightly coupled code, fragmentation, and immature testing tools, all of which can be solved using existing agile tools and techniques that this short book will teach you. ...
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