Tuning Android Applications Version 0.1 Available

Tuning Android Applications Version 0.1 is now available for subscribers.

This is a new title, available in beta form to subscribers. The objective is to get it to a 1.0 edition by January 2012.

This book, when completed, will have five parts:

  • CPU
  • Battery
  • Memory
  • Bandwidth
  • Storage

Each part will outline the performance issues in that area, how to measure them, and how to try to resolve them. Each part will have one “focus on” chapter with a relatively deep dive into a technique, plus another chapter covering other approaches.

This 0.1 release has the CPU part almost completed, mostly missing an example of the Loader framework.

Note that the release of this book marks the end of Android Beyond Java, which is now officially retired. All of the material in that book has been migrated to other books, with the NDK coverage moving into this new book.

If you have questions regarding the use of the sample code, please post a question on StackOverflow tagged with commonsware and android. Be sure to indicate what book example you are having issues with, and be sure to include source code and stack traces if you are encountering crashes.

Want an expert opinion on your Android app architecture decisions? Perhaps Mark Murphy can help!