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Android for .NET Developers: 4 Understanding The Android Platform

by Jim Wilson

This course delves into the unique features of the Android platform and how those features and the related components affect the way apps are created.

What you'll learn

This course delves into the unique features of the Android platform and how those features affect the way apps are created. The focus is on using techniques that embrace the Android platform’s capabilities and make your app function as a natural extension of the platform. We look in detail at the role of Context and how it affects your application. We explore background processing with Services and responding to changes in device state with Broadcast Receivers. Finally we examine notifications and how to use them to effectively provide information to the user and how to launch Activities directly from a notification message.

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About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. He has co-founded multiple software-related startups and has served in a consulting role at several more. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing A... more

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