Bitesize Android KitKat
Bitesize Android KitKat
a review of Android KitKat for developers, in 6 bite-sized chunks
About the Book
Android 4.4, better known as KitKat, was released back in November of 2013, and it introduced some cool new features and APIs.
Bitesize Android KitKat takes a look at some of the most interesting of these from a developer perspective. Each chapter takes a look at a different feature, with code and a sample app to aid demonstration. The chapters are detailed enough to allow a reader to get up to speed on complex APIs, but are sufficiently short that they can be digested on a daily schedule.
The book covers the major features such as the new transisions framework, as well as digging out some hidden gems such as the improvements to the Visualizer class.
- Book layout
- Source code
Full Screen Apps
- The different full-screen experiences
Using the new Android Printing Framework
- Printing Images
- Custom Print Adapter
- Using the custom print adapter
Creating a text editor for the cloud
- Opening a file
- Saving a file
Creating a replacement default SMS app
- Reading SMS messages
- Becoming the default SMS app
- Setting the default SMS messaging app
Measuring the sound output level with Visualizer
- The Visualizer class
- Building the SamplingSoundMeter
Easy animation with the Transitions framework
- Scenes and the TransitionManager
- Custom transitions with TransitionSets
- Using XML resources for transitions
- Useful Links
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