50 Android Hacks
Today’s “Deal of the Day” — a regular offering from Manning Publications where they make one of their books available for far less that it would normally go for — is for 50 Android Hacks. Here’s the publisher’s description:
“In this compact and infinitely useful book, Android expert Carlos Sessa delivers 50 little gems like you’d learn from the old guy in the next cube or the geniuses on StackOverflow.”
50 Android Hacks is an “early access” book, which means that it’s still a work in progress. Buying it now means that you can download the current version and all updates including the final book.
The ebook normally sells for US$27.99, but with the access code dotd1005cc, you can get it for US$15.00 today only.
- 50 Android Hacks
- Android in Practice
- Android in Action, Third Edition
- MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) FAQ
Android Apps Accessibility
Here’s the video of the Google I/O 2012 presentation Making Android Apps Accessible, which covers the platform accessibility APIs introduced in Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) and features such as “touch exploration, speech synthesis, multiplatform support through use of a DPAD, magnification for low vision, braille, and more.”
There’s also a recent Grokking Android article, Take These Steps to Make Your Android App Accessible, which is also worth reading.
- Making Android Apps Accessible presentation video from Google I/O
- Google I/O
- Take These Steps to Make Your Android App Accessible
- Grokking Android
Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android
In yesterday’s Mobile Developer News Roundup, I linked to a series of MSDN articles on using Azure as a back end for your iOS apps. There’s a similar series for Android titled Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android.
- Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android, Part 1
- Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android, Part 2
- Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android, Part 3
- Consuming Azure Mobile Services from Android, Part 4
- Source code
- Windows Azure 90-day free trial