Android 4: New Features for Application Development by Murat Aydin

By Murat Aydin

Develop Android purposes utilizing the hot positive aspects of Android Ice Cream Sandwich


  • Learn new APIs in Android 4.
  • Get accustomed to the simplest practices in constructing Android applications.
  • Step-by-step strategy with sincerely defined pattern codes.

In Detail

Recently, with the expanding approval for cellphones, cellular working platforms have emerged and quick unfold. Now individuals with clever telephones can do every thing that they could do with their desktops. the recognition of the Android cellular working process has elevated and is popular. during this publication, new gains and strategies of Android four could be discussed.

"Android four: New positive factors for program improvement" is a pragmatic and hands-on consultant for constructing android purposes utilizing new positive aspects of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) with a step by step process and obviously defined pattern codes. you are going to study the recent APIs in Android 4.0 with pattern code.

This publication will disguise the hot positive factors and APIs of Android four (Android Ice Cream Sandwich). it's going to exhibit the use of the hot APIs with a step by step strategy and obviously defined pattern code..

you'll find out about the recent consumer interface elements resembling motion Bar and GridLayout. additionally, you will know about new APIs for social media integration and gaining access to calendar information. we'll additionally examine new connectivity APIs corresponding to wireless Direct and Android Beam. helping a number of monitor sizes and a number of types of Android can also be one of the matters that you'll learn.

You can use "Android four: New beneficial properties for program improvement" as a reference e-book for constructing Android functions utilizing new positive factors of Android 4.0 with its essentially defined, step by step pattern codes.

What you'll research from this book

  • Use the Social API of Android 4.
  • Create and configure GridLayout.
  • Use the Calendar API of Android 4.
  • Create and configure the motion Bar.
  • Design consumer interfaces that aid diversified reveal sizes.
  • Create and deal with Fragments.
  • Design consumer interfaces that help diversified display sizes.
  • Create and deal with Fragments.
  • Support a number of APKs.
  • Use new APIs in older models of Android.


This is a realistic and hands-on consultant with a step by step technique and obviously defined pattern code.

Who this publication is written for

This ebook is for builders who're skilled with the Android platform, yet who is probably not accustomed to the recent positive aspects and APIs of Android 4.

Android builders who are looking to find out about assisting a number of display sizes and a number of Android types also will locate this booklet beneficial

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In the previous screenshot, the action bar is displayed on a large screen device. However, in small screen devices, the Action Bar is displayed as a stack of bars as seen in the following screenshot: As it can be seen in the preceding screenshot, there is not enough space to display all action bar items and the action bar is displayed with two bars on top of the screen. Another type of action bar is the split action bar. In this type of action bar, action buttons are displayed in a bar at the bottom of the screen in narrow screens as shown in the following screenshot: Adding an action bar After Ice Cream Sandwich, Android doesn't require the menu button to reach the options menu.

A sample Action Bar with tabs is shown in the following screenshot: As it can be seen in the preceding screenshot, on the left of the bar there is an application logo and title, and then come the tabs for navigation. Lastly, the action buttons are placed after the tabs. The action buttons that do not fit to screen are displayed as an overflow menu with three dots on the right of the bar. In the previous screenshot, the action bar is displayed on a large screen device. However, in small screen devices, the Action Bar is displayed as a stack of bars as seen in the following screenshot: As it can be seen in the preceding screenshot, there is not enough space to display all action bar items and the action bar is displayed with two bars on top of the screen.

NET technologies. He earned his BSc degree in Computer Engineering from METU (Middle East Technical University) and his MSc degree in Software Engineering from METU. org). com). He is married and lives in Ankara with his wife Ülkü. com>. I would like to thank my precious wife Ülkü for abiding with me during my long hours of work for this book. A special thanks to my parents and my siblings for supporting me. I would also like to thank Ahmet Oğuz Mermerkaya, Murat Yener, Rick Boyer, and Nathan Schwermann for reviewing my book.

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