Fully updated for Android Studio 3.0 and Android 8, the goal of this book is to
teach the skills necessary to develop Android based applications using the
Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the Android 8
Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Java programming language.
Beginning with the basics, this book provi
des an outline of the steps necessary to
set up an Android development and testing environment. An overview of
Android Studio is included covering areas such as tool windows, the code editor
and the Layout Editor tool. An introduction to the architecture of Android is
followed by an in-depth look at the design of Android applications and user
interfaces using the Android Studio environment. More advanced topics such as
database management, content providers and intents are also covered, as are
touch screen handling, gesture recognition, camera access and the playback and
recording of both video and audio. This edition of the book also covers printing,
transitions and cloud-based file storage.