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Unlocking Android

A Developer's Guide

W. Frank Ableson, Charlie Collins, Robi Sen


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Android is a free, open source, Java-based mobile platform developed by Google. Unlocking Android prepares the reader to embrace the Android mobile platform in easy-to-understand language and builds on this foundation withr eusable Java code examples. It's ideal for corporate developers and hobbyists who have an interest, or a mandate, to deliver mobile software.

The book first covers the big picture so the reader can get comfortable with the Android approach to mobile applications. Then the reader learns to apply Android by following the many practical examples. The book concludes witht wo deep and hands-on examples.

Unlocking Android addresses the Android application framework, its graphical capabilities and media support, data storage, communications capabilities, phone interactions, and notifications.

Unlocking Android covers Android SDK 1.x

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

Manning Publications, 9781933988672, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

About the Author

Frank Ableson is active in the mobile software marketplace, working with leading mobile companies including Handango, Airtime Management, and UnwiredTools. Charlie Collins is a software developer and author. Charlie has over 12 years of experience with Java and is interested in many areas of Java development including: SE, EE, mobile and embedded, and alternative languages on the JVM. Charlie is the co-author of GWT in Practice and has written various online articles. Charlie has also been an ardent open source supporter for many years and has contributed documentation and patches for several open source projects. Charlie is the co-creator and maintainer of GWT-Maven, and is also currently a Maven Mojo committer. Robi Sen is a Managing Partner at Twin Technologies, LLC where he spends most of his time helping deliver next generation Rich Internet Applications to Twin Technologies customers. Robi also has experience in the wireless space and has recently worked on projects focusing on electronic warfare and electronic counter measures.