Book Structure

Chapter 1,"Overview of Android," provides an introduction to all aspects of Android outside of the code itself. It is the only chapter that doesn't include recipes, but provides useful background material. Chapter 2, "Application Basics: Activities and Intents," provides an overview of the four Android components and explanation of how an Android project is organized. It also focuses on the activity as a main application building block. Chapter 3,"Threads, Services, Receivers, and Alerts," introduces background tasks such as threads, services, and receivers, as well as notification methods for these background tasks using alerts. Chapter 4, "User Interface Layout," covers the user interface screen layout and views, and Chapter 5, "User Interface Events," covers the user initiated events such as touch events and gestures.

Chapter 6, "Multimedia Techniques," covers multimedia manipulation and record and playback of audio and video. Chapter 7,"Hardware Interface," introduces the hardware APIs available on Android devices and how to utilize them. Chapter 8, "Networking," discusses interaction outside of the Android device with SMS, web browsing, and social networking. Chapter 9, "Data Storage Methods," covers various data storage techniques available in Android including SQLite. Chapter 10, "Location-Based Services," focuses on accessing the location through various methods such as GPS and utilizing services such as the Google Maps API. Chapter 11, "Advanced Android Development," provides some advanced techniques in Android including customizing views, using native code for faster processing, and utilizing the Android Backup Manager. Finally, Chapter 12, "Debugging," provides the testing and debugging framework useful throughout the development cycle.

Character Building Thought Power

Character Building Thought Power

Character-Building Thought Power by Ralph Waldo Trine. Ralph draws a distinct line between bad and good habits. In this book, every effort is made by the writer to explain what comprises good habits and why every one needs it early in life. It draws the conclusion that habits nurtured in early life concretize into impulses in future for the good or bad of the subject.

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