Bitesize Android KitKat
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Completed on 2014-04-01
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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