Omnibus v0.6 Released

Version 0.6 of the omnibus edition of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, as re-envisioned as part of The Big Book Reboot, is available to most subscribers. Those who subscribed after around 8am Eastern Time on May 4th will start getting the Omnibus with the next update.

This release adds ~200 pages, including a bunch of brand-new material:

  • Nine new tutorials

  • A largely rewritten chapter on Internet access

  • A partially rewritten chapter on Intents, filters, and broadcasts, incorporating some material originally found in The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development

  • A slightly revised chapter on services

  • A largely rewritten chapter on large-screen strategies and tactics

  • A largely rewritten chapter on backwards-compatibility strategies and tactics

This release tweaked the PDF format a bit, arranging for all chapters to begin on the right-hand page, to work better when printed.

The next update, 0.7, is expected to be out in about two weeks, with the rest of the new tutorials, plus a few more chapters.

If you encounter problems with the Omnibus or have other Omnibus-related feedback, please contact me at omnibus /at\ commonsware.com.


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