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Android Photo and Video Programming

by Jim Wilson

In this course we discuss how to capitalize on the Android camera within your apps to capture still photos and video. We look at both the simple case of leveraging the built-in camera app and the more detailed scenario of direct camera control.

What you'll learn

Android devices allow people to have access to a high-quality photo and video camera at all times. This course teaches you how to capitalize on the Android device’s camera capabilities and incorporate them into your app. Topics covered include leveraging the built-in camera app, embedding a camera preview window in your app’s UI, capturing still photos, capturing video, attaching GPS location data to your photos, determining camera capabilities, configuring the camera, camera zoom, Android Gallery integration, accessing the Media Store, showing thumbnails, and much more.

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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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