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Android Development Patterns: Best Practices for by Phil Dutson

By Phil Dutson

“A needs to learn for all builders that are looking to start critical Android development.”
Justin Anderson, Freelance Android Developer


“From begin to end, this booklet includes a number of nice information and perception into an important attributes of Android layout. This booklet will certainly be required examining for any of our destiny Android engineers.”
Cameron Banga, Cofounder, 9magnets, LLC


There’s a draw back to Android’s extraordinary openness and flexibility: it’s effortless for builders to put in writing code that’s inefficient, unreliable, insecure, or demanding to keep up. In Android improvement Patterns , firm Android developer Phil Dutson is helping you leverage Android 5.0+’s outstanding energy with out falling sufferer to these pitfalls. Dutson offers today’s such a lot entire set of styles and techniques for construction optimized, strong apps with Android 5.0+.


First, Dutson publications you thru setting up a hugely effective improvement atmosphere and workflow, and checking out your app to make sure that your code works simply as you are expecting. Then, he walks during the glossy most sensible practices for structuring apps, utilizing widgets and elements, and dealing with views.


You the way to construct apps which are effortless to control and replace, convey actual and updated info with out squandering precious battery energy, and reap the benefits of new undefined, corresponding to Android put on and Android television. Dutson concludes through providing robust ideas for optimizing your apps and packaging them for distribution.


Coverage includes

  • Using trying out to construct extra reliable, in charge, maintainable apps
  • Understanding refined yet severe variations among Android and conventional Java programming
  • Building constant, sleek person interfaces with perspectives and layouts
  • Leveraging the confirmed MVC trend to cleanly set up logic
  • Creating wealthy visible reports with 3D pics, animation, and media
  • Simplifying catch and use of position information with the hot destinations API
  • Integrating non-compulsory undefined, comparable to Bluetooth, NFC, or USB
  • Building greater apps with Google Play Services
  • Creating Android put on notifications and apps
  • Tuning and bettering apps with Google Analytics
  • Designing Android television apps for the “ten foot view”

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Because it has been declared as an XML file, you will find that options and settings inside this file consist of elements that may contain attributes. The next element after the declaration is a prime example. Manifests The element contains some attributes: the XML namespace for Android and the package name for your application. The package name is the one you created when you started the project. The element can also contain child elements. 1, there is only one child element: the element.

Tvdpi: Used on screens sized between mdpi and hdpi, approximately 213dpi. Menu If you opted to create or add a menu to your application, the XML that defines your menu resides in this folder. xml. ” 39 40 Chapter 3 Application Structure Values The values folder is used to keep track of the values you will be using in your application. To create applications with an easier maintenance cycle, it is highly recommended to no longer hard-code values into your code. Instead, place values in XML files inside of the values folder.

The folder is thus named due to it containing all of the resources that your app relies on. It contains folders that help you separate and sort the resources of your application. When you use Android Studio to create a new application, some folders will be automatically generated for you. However, these folders are not the only ones you can use in your project. The following are the folders that can be used inside of the res folder. Drawable The drawable folder contains all the visual media and resources that your application will need to use.

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