Sunday, August 24, 2014

Migrating to Android for iOS Developers

Migrating to Android for iOS Developers gives you—as an experienced native iOS app developer—the skills to learn native Android apps development from scratch. Starting with preparing your Android integrated development environment and introducing just enough Android application framework fundamentals, you’ll understand how to create a simple but meaningful HelloAndroid project immediately.

Migrating to Android for iOS Developers

This book provides the guidelines and tutorial projects to show you how to translate your existing iOS app to the Android platform. You’ll use your mobile app knowledge to structure your Android apps in a similar way to how you would structure your iOS apps. To implement use cases with detailed screens, the most common mobile topics are discussed, including user interfaces, managing data, and networking with remote services. As you move through the book, you’ll create Android apps with rich UI components to handle common CRUD operations locally and remotely.

There are many Android goodies described in the book. Instead of relying on routine text descriptions, you’ll discover the uniqueness of Android and appreciate the many features that are unique to the platform. This book also explores more powerful mobile UX patterns that are commonly used on the iOS and Android platforms.

When you finish reading Migrating to Android for iOS Developers, you’ll be an Android developer as well as an iOS developer. And, you will be fully convinced you can do everything in Android that you can do in iOS.
What you’ll learn
• How to maximize your existing iOS mobile knowledge to learn Android programming skills
• How to use the Android integrated development environment with the Eclipse ADT plugin
• How to translate your existing iOS code to Android with the following common mobile topics:
° Common mobile screen navigation patterns
° User interface components and UI animations
° Storing data
° Networking and using remote services
° Using system apps
° Maps and location awareness
° Mobile search frameworks
° Mobile analytics

Who this book is for
This book is for iOS app developers—like you—who want to port their native iOS app to become an Android app. Also, if you are not an iOS developer, but already familiar with mobile apps, then this book can also help you understand Android development with step-by-step instructions and tutorial projects.

Table of Contents
1. Setup Development Environment
2. Android Programming BasicsChapter
3. Structure your App and Break it into Components
4. Implement Piece by Piece
5. More About Android Application Components
6. Android Application Resources
7. Common Mobile Use Cases
8. Pulling it all together - Recap with a Case Study
9. Appendix

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