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This is a comprehensive guide to developing Android apps using Android Studio and Java, suitable for novice and experienced programmers. Start with the basics, learning how to install and use Android Studio and AVD emulators, and then delve into the world of Android app development, from foundational techniques to advanced development topics.

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Android Studio Jellyfish Essentials
June 20, 2024

Android Studio Jellyfish Essentials-Java Edition

This book teaches you how to develop Android-based applications using Android Studio and Java. Beginning with the basics, it outlines how to set up an Android development and testing environment, followed by an overview of areas such as tool windows, the code editor, and the Layout Editor tool. An introduction to Android's architecture is followed by an in-depth look at the design of Android applications and user interfaces using the Android Studio environment.

Chapters also cover the Android Architecture Components, including view models, lifecycle management, Room database access, content providers, the Database Inspector, app navigation, live data, and data binding.

More advanced topics, such as intents, are also covered, as are touch screen handling, gesture recognition, and audio recording and playback.

The concepts of material design are also covered in detail, including the use of floating action buttons, Snackbars, tabbed interfaces, card views, navigation drawers, and collapsing toolbars.

Other key features of Android Studio and Android are also covered in detail, including the Layout Editor, the ConstraintLayout and ConstraintSet classes, MotionLayout Editor, view binding, constraint chains, barriers, and direct reply notifications.

Chapters also cover advanced features of Android Studio, such as App Links, Gradle build configuration, in-app billing, and submitting apps to the Google Play Developer Console.

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