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作       者:Antonio Pachón Ruiz

出  版  社:Packt Publishing

出版时间:2015-10-30

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Learn how to do more with the Android SDK with this advanced Android Application guide which shows you how to make even better Android apps that users will loveAbout This BookLearn how to design and build better Android apps to reach new usersExplore the latest features and tools in the Android SDK that will help you become a better developerFrom concurrency to testing – through to adding adverts and billing, this book ties together every element to help you deliver a high-quality Android application on Google Play Who This Book Is For Mastering Android Application Development is intended for Android developers that want insight on and guidance through the steps they need to take to give their creations the edge in a competitive market.What You Will LearnCreate an Android project with Android M featuresDesign the basic navigation for our app using the UI componentsSet up a cloud-based platform and store data on itImplement programming patterns such as Singleton and Observer to maintain your project code for future useDisplay lists and grids using Android RecyclerViewImplement user interface components and make your app look professionalHandle, download, and store images along with memory managementCreate the database and content providers to perform read-write operationsAdd notifications to the app and analytics to track the user’s usageShow a Google map view on your appConfigure minify to obfuscate the codeAdd adverts and create products for purchase in your app In Detail There are millions of Android apps out there for people to download – how do you make sure yours has the edgeIt’s not always about innovation and ideas – the most successful apps are those that are able to satisfy customer demands – they’re the ones that look the best, the fastest, and the easiest and most intuitive to use. This book shows you how to create Android applications that do precisely that – it has been designed help you consider and answer those questions throughout the development process, so you can create applications that stand out against the crowd. Learn how to create exemplary UIs that contribute to a satisfying user experience through the lens of Material Design, and explore how to harness the range of features within the Android SDK to help you. Dive deeper into complex programming concepts and discover how to leverage concurrency and navigate memory management and image handling. You’ll also find further guidance on testing and debugging so you can guarantee that your application is reliable and robust for users. Beyond this you’ll find out how to extend your app and add greater functionality, including notifications, location services, adverts and app billing (essential if you want to properly monetize your creation!). To make sure you have confidence at every stage in the process, the book also shows you how to release your app to the Play store – to make sure your maximising your efforts to create a popular Android application!Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide where theory and practice are merged in a way that helps you to put a new concept into practice with ease. By helping to focus on the end result, and showing all the technical steps you need to get there, you will be poised for development success!
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Mastering Android Application Development

Table of Contents

Mastering Android Application Development

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more

Why subscribe?

Free access for Packt account holders

Preface

What this book covers

What you need for this book

Who this book is for

Conventions

Reader feedback

Customer support

Downloading the example code

Downloading the color images of this book

Errata

Piracy

Questions

1. Getting Started

Introducing Material Design

Introducing Android 6 Marshmallow

Runtime permissions

Power-saving optimizations

Text selection

Fingerprint authentication

Direct share

Creating MasteringAndroidApp

Getting the tools ready

Summary

2. Designing our App

Selecting an app-navigation pattern

Basic structure

The dashboard pattern

The sliding panel

Tabs

Fragments

Understanding the importance of fragments

The Fragment Manager

Fragments stack

ViewPager

Adapter

Sliding tabs

Customizing tabs

Transitions

Summary

3. Creating and Accessing Content from the Cloud

Creating your own cloud database

Parse

Adding the Parse SDK to our project

Android's Application class

Creating the database

Storing and consuming content from Parse

Storing content

Consuming content

Displaying content

Google Volley and OkHttp

Google Volley

OkHttp

A lightning-fast network

JSON and Gson

Summary

4. Concurrency and Software Design Patterns

Concurrency in Android

Handlers and threads

Introducing AsyncTasks

Understanding services

A type of service – IntentService

Introducing loaders

The importance of patterns

The Singleton pattern

Singleton in the Application class

The Observer pattern

Introducing the Adapter pattern

Summary

5. Lists and Grids

Starting with lists

Using ListViews with built-in views

Creating a custom Adapter

Recycling views

Applying the ViewHolder pattern

Introducing RecyclerView

Using list, grid, or stack

Implementing RecyclerView

Clicking on RecyclerView items

Summary

6. CardView and Material Design

CardView and UI design tips

Introducing CardView

Design-time layout attributes

Working with custom fonts in Android

The design support library

Introducing TabLayout

Toolbar, action bar, and app bar

Adding motion with CoordinatorLayout

Back navigation and up navigation

Summary

7. Image Handling and Memory Management

Downloading images

The traditional way of downloading images

Downloading images with Volley

Introducing Picasso

Mastering images

Vector drawables

Animating with AnimatedVectorDrawable

Working with the nine patch

Memory management

Detecting and locating leaks

Preventing leaks

Activity and context references

Using WeakReference

Summary

8. Databases and Loaders

Creating the database

The database contract

The database open helper

Database Access Object

Performing a query

Using a raw query

Introducing cursors

Content providers

Sync database with UI

Implementing CursorLoader

RecyclerView and CursorAdapter

Introducing pull to refresh with SwipeRefreshLayout

Summary

9. Push Notifications and Analytics

Push notifications

Sending and receiving notifications using GCM

Push notifications with Parse

Using NotificationCompat

The importance of analytics

Analytics with Parse

The error report

Summary

10. Location Services

Configuring the project

Getting the API key

Displaying the debug certificate fingerprint

Creating a Google Developer Console project

Configuring AndroidManifest.xml

Adding the map

Adding the fragment

Implementing MapFragment

Adding a marker

Retrieving data from Parse

Displaying a marker for each location

Adding a title to a marker

Summary

11. Debugging and Testing on Android

Logs and the debug mode

Working with logs

Using Timber, the log wrapper

Debugging our app

Testing on Android

Unit tests with Robolectric

Robolectric configuration

Our first unit test

Running unit tests

Integration tests with Espresso

Espresso configuration

Writing an integration test

Running integration tests

Testing from a UI perspective

Launching The Monkey

Recording UI tests with MonkeyTalk

Continuous integration

Summary

12. Monetization, the Build Process, and Release

Using build variants

Creating build types

Product flavors

Monetization in Android

Key points in advertisement monetization

Adding advertisements with AdToApp

Releasing our app to Play Store

Code obfuscation

Exporting the app

Uploading our app to Play Store

Creating a publisher account

The Google Play Developer console

Publishing an app

Uploading the APK file

Preparing the store listing

Summary

Index

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