ISBN 9788126525898,Professional Android 2 Application Development

Professional Android 2 Application Development


Reto Meier



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788126525898

ISBN-10 8126525894


Number of Pages 576 Pages
Language (English)

Computer Engineering

 Reto Meier is a software developer with over 10 years experience in GUI application design and development. After earning an honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia, Reto spent several years writing software on offshore facilities, before the investment banking industry. Reto's development approach is focused on delivering intuitive applications with compelling user interfaces, optimally designed for the working environment of end users.

Always interested in emerging technologies, Reto has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. In his spare time, he tinkers with a wide range of development platforms including WPF and Google's plethora of developer tools. His tutorials regularly appear on official Google blogs and Google Blogoscoped, as well as his own blog. Reto grew up in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to London in 2005 where he now lives with his wife. Reto is currently an Android Developer Advocate at Google.



• Chapter 1 Hello, Android
• Chapter 2 Getting Started
• Chapter 3 Creating Applications and Activities
• Chapter 4 Creating User Interfaces
• Chapter 5 Intents, Broadcast Receivers, Adapters and the Internet
• Chapter 6 Files, Saving State and Preferences
• Chapter 7 Databases and Content Providers
• Chapter 8 Maps, Geo coding and Location-Based Services
• Chapter 9 Working in the Background
• Chapter 10 Invading the Phone-Top
• Chapter 11 Audio, Video and Using the Camera
• Chapter 12 Telephony and SMS
• Chapter 13 Bluetooth, Networks and Wi-Fi
• Chapter 14 Sensors
• Chapter 15 Advanced Android Development