The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.


NetCipher is a library from the Guardian Project to improve the privacy and security of HTTP network communications. In particular, it makes it easier for your app to integrate with Orbot, an Android proxy server that forwards HTTP requests via Tor.

This chapter covers:


This chapter assumes that you have read the core chapters of the book, particularly the one on Internet access. Having read the chapter on SSL is also a very good idea.

Network Security’s Got Onions

The preview of this section is off trying to sweet-talk the Khaleesi into providing us with a dragon.

The NetCipher HTTP Integration APIs

The preview of this section was the victim of a MITM ('Martian in the middle') attack.

The Rest of the Builder API

The preview of this section was accidentally identified as an Android 'tasty treat' by the Cookie Monster.