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Android Programming


The Android operating system is
widely used in:


Cell phones


Tablets


Other mobile devices



Developed by Google



A subset of the Linux operating
system.


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Android Programming


Capabilities of Android powered
devices (varies by device):



GPS


Internet (wi
-
fi & cell)


Camera


Voice/Sound


Movement/Orientation


Touch Screen


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Traditionally to program Android
powered devices you would use such
tools as “Eclipse”, a Java IDE or “App
Inventor” a web based development
tool.



“App inventor” has been dropped by
Google



Each of these tools are “free” and use
“open the open source” licensing



Android Programming

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Android Programming


Problem is five fold:


Learning new development tools



Learning new paradigms & vocabulary



Developing user interface without visual
tools



Learning new programming language



Pain getting developed software to actual
device


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Android Programming


An easy to learn, and easy to use
“new” programming tool for Android
powered devices is “Basic4Android”


Uses a Visual Basic (© Microsoft) like
language


IDE with visual design of GUI in both
virtual device, emulator & actual
device


Costs $49 USD (Standard), $99 USD
for Enterprise version

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Basic4Android


Free evaluation version can be used
for 30 days


Very robust downloadable manual &
user support forum


RAD tool of choice


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General Features:


Simple and powerful tool


IDE and programming language 100% focused
on Android development


Compiles to native byte
-
code.
No runtime
libraries are required
. Created APK files are
exactly the same as APK files created with
Java / Eclipse


Performance is similar to applications written
with Java


Event driven programming language similar
to Visual Basic with support for objects and
code modules

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Android Programming
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General Features:


Event driven programming language similar
to Visual Basic with support for objects and
code modules


No need to write any XML files



Highly extensible with support for custom
Java libraries


Large, active and friendly community of
developers. Over 18,000 registered
developers!


The only available true WYSIWYG visual editor
for Android. The visual editor supports
multiple screens and resolutions



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Android Programming
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General Features:


All Android phones and tablets starting with
Android 1.6 and up to 4.0 are supported



Modern IDE with auto
-
complete, built
-
in
documentation, internal index New! and other
advanced features



Powerful step
-
by
-
step debugger



Screen Capture Tool


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Supports all Android core features including:


SQL databases


GPS


Home screen widgets and live wallpapers


Background services and broadcast listeners


Bluetooth (serial ports)


Phone features: phone calls, sms, contacts,
call logs and others


USB host and accessory modes


Web services


Camera


XML, JSON and CSV


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Supports all Android core features including:


Views animations


Multi
-
touch gestures


Networking (TCP, UDP, FTP, SMTP and POP3)


Push notifications (C2DM) New!


Text to speech and voice recognition


AdMob ads and other ads platforms


OpenGL


Graphics and charts


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Supports all Android core features including:


Sensors


Files I/O


Integrate with services such as: Parse, Google
services, Twitter, Facebook and others


Objects serialization


Sip / Voip


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View of the Basic4Android Tools

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Note:
Developing applications and using
the emulator to test is fine, but you must
have access to a real Android device(s)
and test. You should always test against
the type of devices that your software is
targeted.

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Android Tablet

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USB Cable

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Micro SD memory Card

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7” Tablet


Phone

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Challenges

(to name a few)
:


Orientation


Landscape vs. Portrait



Screen Size


Various sizes



Device Capabilities


GPS and camera

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PUBLISHING YOUR ANDROID APP

Icon Image

Screen Shot(s)

Also Required:


APK file


XML manifest file

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PUBLISHING YOUR ANDROID APP

Market Places:


Market.android.com



Getjar.com



AndAppOnline.com



Mobihand.com



Aproov.com



Barnes & Noble



Kindle/Amazon


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Additional Resources:


www.basic4ppc.com



Android Application Development
for Dummies; Donn Felker



App Inventor for Android: Build Your
Own Apps


No Experience Required;
Jason Tyler



Beginning Android; Mark L. Murphy


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Additional Resources:


Android Application Development;
Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd
Mednieks & Blake Meike



Hello, Android; Ed Burnette



Android Programming Tutorials;
Mark L. Murphy


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