The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 5.1 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 5.1, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

This update contains:

  • A new chapter on Android 4.3’s restricted profiles and their impacts on your app

  • The beginnings of a new chapter on MediaStore, with this update focusing on finding videos and retrieving information about them, including thumbnails

  • A new chapter on the AppCompat action bar backport

  • A new chapter on Android development using IntelliJ IDEA

  • Coverage of additional Android 4.3 bits, particularly the WakefulBroadcastReceiver and FileProvider

  • Updated coverage of the clipboard, including a discussion of the Android 4.3 clipboard bug

  • Updates to the latest SQLCipher, OkHTTP, Retrofit, and Picasso for their various samples

  • Reference to the giggle-inducing -xxxhdpi resource set qualifier

  • Miscellaneous updates and errata fixes

I am projecting Version 5.2 to be released in mid-October, barring a early release of a confection-named Android update.

If you have any problems accessing your update, be sure to let me know!.


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