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Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps
Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps

By failing to consider those with needs different to ourselves, we are telling these people they are not welcome in our app, and therefore that technology as a whole, is not for them. This is not hyperbole - 23% of people in the US with a registered disability aren't online at all, that's three times more likely than the general population. When asked why they're not online, disabled respondents say their disability prevents them or that using the internet is too hard. To help your apps combat the issue of digital exclusion, this book covers considerations and tools mobile developers, or anyone creating mobile experiences, can use to make mobile work better for those with disabilities - mental or physical - and how to create a better experience for everyone. Software is not made up of cold, unthinking algorithms. Software is a craft in the truest sense of the word, and one of the greatest tools you can have as a craftsperson is empathy for the people who will be using your app. Each ...
Native Mobile Development
Native Mobile Development

Learn how to make mobile native app development easier. If your team frequently works with both iOS and Android - or plans to transition from one to the other - this hands-on guide shows you how to perform the most common development tasks in each platform. Want to learn how to make network connections in iOS? Or how to work with a database in Android? This book has you covered. In the book's first part, authors Shaun Lewis and Mike Dunn from O'Reilly's mobile engineering group provide a list of common, platform-agnostic tasks. The second part helps you create a bare-bones app in each platform, using the techniques from part one. Common file and database operations; Network communication with remote APIs; Application lifecycle; Custom views and components; Threading and asynchronous work; Unit and integration tests; Configuring, building, and running an app on a device. ...
Programming Kotlin
Programming Kotlin

Programmers don't just use Kotlin, they love it. Even Google has adopted it as a first-class language for Android development. With Kotlin, you can intermix imperative, functional, and object-oriented styles of programming and benefit from the approach that's most suitable for the problem at hand. Learn to use the many features of this highly concise, fluent, elegant, and expressive statically typed language with easy-to-understand examples. Learn to write maintainable, high-performing JVM and Android applications, create DSLs, program asynchronously, and much more. Kotlin is a highly concise, elegant, fluent, and expressive statically typed multi-paradigm language. It is one of the few languages that compiles down to both Java bytecode and JavaScript. You can use it to build server-side, front-end, and Android applications. With Kotlin, you need less code to accomplish your tasks, while keeping the code type-safe and less prone to error. If you want to learn th ...
React Native in Action
React Native in Action

React Native in Action gives iOS, Android and web developers the knowledge and confidence they need to begin building high-quality iOS and Android apps using the React Native framework. React Native gives mobile and web developers the power of and. Write your app once and easily deploy it to iOS and Android and the web. React Native apps compile into platform-specific code, reducing development time, effort, and cost! And because you're using JavaScript and the React framework, you benefit from a huge ecosystem of tools, expertise, and support. React Native in Action teaches you to build high-quality cross-platform mobile and web apps. In this hands-on guide, you'll jump right into building a complete app with the help of clear, easy-to-follow instructions. As you build your skills, you'll drill down to more-advanced topics like styling, APIs, animations, data architecture, and more! You'll also learn how to maximize code reuse without sacrificing native plat ...
RxJava for Android Developers
RxJava for Android Developers

RxJava for Android Developers teaches you how to build fast, fluid, and reactive mobile apps for Android with RxJava. For Android developers, writing multithreaded apps can be as challenging as it is necessary. RxJava simplifies complex threading operations, maintaining proper synchronization as you switch seamlessly from thread to thread. RxJava also brings the benefits of reactive programming to your apps - that means better real-time responsiveness, the holy grail for every Android developer. RxJava for Android Developers begins by inviting you to think about programming and data the reactive way. This engaging, hands-on essential reference introduces you to the central pattern of RxJava for Android then explains the View Model before exploring highly sought-after app features like chat clients and elegant transitions. Finally, you'll look at high-level design concerns and architectural approaches and frameworks that work well with Fun ...
Learn Android Studio 3 with Kotlin
Learn Android Studio 3 with Kotlin

Build Android apps using the popular and efficient Android Studio 3 suite of tools, an integrated development environment (IDE) with which Android developers can now use the Kotlin programming language. 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 apps tier by tier through practical examples. These examples cover core Android topics such as Activities, Intents, BroadcastReceivers, Services and AsyncTask. 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; Learn how ...
Machine Learning Projects for Mobile Applications
Machine Learning Projects for Mobile Applications

Machine learning is a technique that focuses on developing computer programs that can be modified when exposed to new data. We can make use of it for our mobile applications and this book will show you how to do so. The book starts with the basics of machine learning concepts for mobile applications and how to get well equipped for further tasks. You will start by developing an app to classify age and gender using Core ML and Tensorflow Lite. You will explore neural style transfer and get familiar with how deep CNNs work. We will also take a closer look at Google's ML Kit for the Firebase SDK for mobile applications. You will learn how to detect handwritten text on mobile. You will also learn how to create your own Snapchat filter by making use of facial attributes and OpenCV. You will learn how to train your own food classification model on your mobile; all of this will be done with the help of deep learning techniques. Lastly, you will build an image classifier on your mobile, com ...
Samsung Galaxy S9 For Dummies
Samsung Galaxy S9 For Dummies

Samsung Galaxy S9 For Dummies documents all the features and capabilities of this popular smartphone, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is perhaps a bit baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phone. All aspects of the device are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the new features and capabilities. Whether you're looking for approachable guidance on the basics like texting, e-mailing, and accessing the internet, or more advanced topics like downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone's potential with new software releases, this trusted resource covers it all. Take pictures, watch movies, and record videos; Use maps and navigation; Stay connected on social networking sites; Make sense of software updates. You'll want to keep this book close by, referring to it often as you explore the features and functions of your new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone. ...
Android Programming for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Android Programming for Beginners, 2nd Edition

Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that in order to learn Android you must know Java. If so, then this book is for you. This new and expanded second edition of Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android Pie applications from scratch. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the basics of Java to working with the Android API. All examples use the up-to-date API classes, and are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process. After this crash course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments and st ...
Android 9 Development Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Android 9 Development Cookbook, 3rd Edition

The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world; there has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community! With this extensively updated cookbook, you'll find solutions for working with the user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness, web services, and device features such as the phone, camera, and accelerometer. You also get useful steps on packaging your app for the Android Market. Each recipe provides a clear solution and sample code you can use in your project right away. Whether you are writing your first app or your hundredth, this is a book that you will come back to time and time again, with its many tips and tricks on the rich features of Android Pie. ...
Android Things Quick Start Guide
Android Things Quick Start Guide

Android Things is the IoT platform made by Google, based on Android. It allows us to build smart devices in a simple and convenient way, leveraging on the Android ecosystem tools and libraries, while letting Google take care of security updates. This book takes you through the basics of IoT and smart devices. It will help you to interact with common IoT device components and learn the underlying protocols. For a simple setup, we will be using Rainbow HAT so that we don't need to do any wiring. In the first chapter, you will learn about the Android Things platform, the design concepts behind it, and how it relates to other IoT frameworks. We will look at the Developer Kits and learn how to install Android Things on them by creating a simple project. Later, we will explore the real power of Android Things, learning how to make a UI, designing and communicating with companion apps in different ways, showcasing a few libraries. We will demonstrat ...
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