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Android Sensor Programming By Example by Varun Nagpal

By Varun Nagpal

Take your Android functions to the following point of interactivity through exploring the big variety of Android sensors

About This Book

  • Get an intensive knowing of the basics and framework of Android sensors.
  • Acquire wisdom of develop sensor programming, and how one can attach and use sensors in exterior units equivalent to the Android Watch, Polar center price displays, Adidas pace cells, and so on.
  • Learn from real-world sensor-based purposes reminiscent of the Pedometer app to become aware of day-by-day steps, the using app to discover riding occasions, and the pro health tracker app to trace center fee, weight, day-by-day steps, energy burned, and so on.

Who This publication Is For

This e-book is focused at Android builders who are looking to get an exceptional knowing of sensors and write sensor-based purposes, or who are looking to improve their latest purposes with extra sensor performance. A simple wisdom of Android improvement is required

What you are going to Learn

  • Learn approximately sensor basics, kinds of sensors, and the sensor co-ordinate system
  • Understand a few of the sessions, callbacks, and APIs of the Android Sensor framework
  • Check all of the to be had sensors on an Android machine and comprehend their person capabilities—for instance, their variety of values, strength intake, and so on.
  • Implement sensor fusion utilizing or extra sensors jointly and discover ways to atone for the weak spot of 1 sensor by utilizing the energy of another
  • Build various sensor established, real-world purposes comparable to climate, Pedometer, Compass, riding occasions Detection, health Tracker, and so on.
  • Get to grasp approximately get up and non-wake up sensors, wake locks, and the way to exploit sensor batch processing besides the sensor FIFO queue
  • Develop effective battery and processor algorithms utilizing uncooked sensor info to resolve real-world problems
  • Connect to numerous distant sensors reminiscent of bodyweight size and physique fats percent dimension utilizing the Google healthy platform out of your Android app

In Detail

Android telephones to be had in latest marketplace have a wide selection of strong and hugely targeted sensors. fascinating functions may be outfitted with them corresponding to an area climate app utilizing climate sensors, examining dicy riding habit utilizing movement sensors, a health tracker utilizing step-counter sensors, etc. Sensors in exterior units comparable to Android Watch, physique Analyzer & Weight laptop, operating velocity phone, and so forth can be attached and used out of your Android app working in your phone.

Moving additional, this publication will give you the talents required to exploit sensors on your Android functions. it is going to stroll you thru the entire basics of sensors and should supply an intensive knowing of the Android Sensor Framework. additionally, you will get to benefit find out how to write code for the supportive infrastructure similar to historical past prone, scheduled and lengthy working history threads, and databases for saving sensor info. you will also the way to attach and use sensors in exterior units out of your Android app utilizing the Google healthy platform.

By the tip of the e-book, you may be good versed within the use of Android sensors and programming to construct interactive applications.

Style and approach

A step by step and easy-to-follow consultant that specializes in using sensors to accomplish sure projects. After protecting the basics within the first bankruptcy, the publication develops the thoughts through construction a real-world, sensor-based program in next chapters.

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