The Busy Coder's Guide to Advanced Android Development Version 2.3 Released

The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development Version 2.3 is now available for subscribers in all formats.

This release adds:

  • A partial chapter on Google TV app development. It covers most of the technical aspects. I need to add substantial coverage of how to design for “the 10-foot view” (a.k.a., “the 304.8cm view”), but I need a bit more practical experience with that first.

  • A chapter on the quirks for developing apps for the Kindle Fire.

  • The material on serving files from a ContentProvider via openFile() has been updated and restored.

  • The Camera/Picture sample has been updated to show how to specify a particular image size for the picture to be taken (and works around a bug in a certain popular handset).

  • The chapter on the Loader framework has been augmented with coverage of how to create loaders for things other than a Cursor, in this case showing how to create a SharedPreferencesLoader.

  • Errata fixes

I am anticipating another update to this book in about a month. In parallel with these extensions, I am embarking on the Big Book Reboot, which I outlined last month. Stay tuned to this blog for more on that project.


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