Can't find some topics!

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At May 16, 2018, 11:22pm, Shahood asked:


I’ve been trying to find the following areas of interest in the Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development but haven’t been able to:

  1. Integrating Firebase in an app
  2. Implementing a Navigation Drawer
  3. Integrating Google sign-in
  4. App backup to Google drive (or let’s say, Dropbox)

If there is any section where these topics have been discussed, pl mention in your reply.


At May 16, 2018, 11:35pm, mmurphy replied:

None of those are covered in the book.

I cover very little of Google proprietary technology, and I expect to cover even less in the future.

I used to have a chapter on implementing a nav drawer, but it got very out of date, and so I pulled it. It is fairly likely to make a comeback next year, as Android Jetpack is a very nav-drawer-friendly approach.

I have a chapter on backups, but it is not tied to Google Drive or Dropbox.

At May 17, 2018, 2:45am, Shahood replied:

Is there anything bad about it? Ain’t Android itself Google’s proprietary?

It should have been there for like forever. I think it is as popular as a FAB. Although the section on FAB needs a polish, it is still good to have it as is.

I will go through that chapter first and then raise further questions or make further suggestions.

At May 17, 2018, 10:51am, mmurphy replied:

Ain’t Android itself Google’s proprietary?

Android is open source.