New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
Since late 2011, Google and Intel have been working together to optimize future versions of the Android mobile operating system for Intel Atom processors. The number of Android devices running on Intel processors has gradually increased as a result and are being produced by such notable manufacturers as Samsung, Lenovo, and Asus. This has led to a growing demand for developers who can create rich Android applications optimized for Intel platforms. Two new open access books from Apress and Intel—“Android Application Development for the Intel Platform” and the excerpt “GUI Design for Android Apps”—equip developers of all skill levels with the tools they need to succeed in this growing field.
Jointly developed for individual learning by Intel Software College and China Shanghai JiaoTong University, authorship of “Android Application Development for the Intel Platform” was led by Ryan Cohen, an Android enthusiast and Portland State graduate. Cohen was joined by contributing author Tao Wang, a technical collateral manager for the Intel Android Developer Zone, the developer resource for all things Android at Intel. Together the authors oversaw an international team of content contributors who provided code samples, case studies, and well-designed samples of Android apps developed for Intel devices.
The book starts out with a general introduction to embedded systems followed by a detailed discussion of the Intel embedded hardware platform. It continues by providing “information on different development tools (provided by Intel and Google), the Android OS, GUI design, performance optimization, NDK and C++ optimization, and power optimization,” says Cohen. “GUI Design for Android Apps” is a 156-page standalone book lifted from the app design portion of “Android Application Development for the Intel Platform” and provides the must-know principles for user-interface design for Android apps running on the Intel platform. Helpful tips for troubleshooting UI design issues, planning for complex apps with multiple activities, optimizing app design for touch-screen input, and other possibilities are included. Both titles are invaluable resources for developers, software engineers, training program instructors, and open-source programming enthusiasts.
Thanks to the open access publishing partnership between Apress and Intel, the eBook versions of “Android Application Development for the Intel Platform” and “GUI Design for Android Apps” are freely available to download and share under the ApressOpen program. For more information and to download the eBooks, please visit http://www.apress.com/9781484201015 and http://www.apress.com/9781484203835.
“Android Application Development for the Intel Platform”
“GUI Design for Android Apps”
About the Authors
Ryan Cohen is the contributing editor responsible for leading the international team of contributors who created “Android Application Development for the Intel Platform.” He’s also an Android enthusiast and Portland State graduate who has been following Android since 2011 when he made the switch from Apple iOS. Tao Wang has been a software engineer since 2002 with Intel, where he currently serves as a technical collateral manager for the Intel Android Developer Zone, the developer resource for all things Android at Intel.
About Apress Media
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