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Android’s market penetration has prolonged by Android handset and pill makers, some do additionally manufacture different shopper items.

The most widespread flavors of Android are distributed in binary type in quite a few good-telephones and pill computer systems of firms which might be members of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), based by Google, and which retains tight management over ‘first-launch’ presentation of the working system and extra software program that’s required for inclusion.

Because of Google’s widespread companies ecosystem that features Google Drive, Google Maps, YouTube, and different Google properties, a {hardware} producer desiring to ship its gadgets with the Android working system often can not keep away from inclusion of constructed-in Google apps (a part of Google Mobile Services) to be able to efficiently entice potential patrons to buy the machine. Although Google apps may be individually put in by the person, it might be difficult to the common shopper (most individuals), who would possibly then search a competing machine which does have the Google apps already put in.

Android emblems and Google Mobile Services software program can solely be licensed by {hardware} producers (OEMs) for gadgets that meet Google’s compatibility requirements contained inside the Android Compatibility Definition Document. Following that path may additionally require that the producer be a member of the OHA. Per OHA’s guidelines, inclusion of Google Mobile Services is then necessary, and the software program bundle have to be licensed from Google.

OHA members are usually not allowed to ship their gadgets with forks of the Android working system, as doing so could terminate their membership in OHA, the license to make use of the Android trademark, and the precise to pre-set up Google apps.

Google Mobile Services is Google’s proprietary utility stack that features Google apps, just like the Google Play Store and various proprietary utility programming interfaces (APIs). Many apps revealed within the Google Play Store immediately depend upon these proprietary APIs.

The working system releases of those firms’ gadgets are generally known as Stock Android.

To counter the necessary nature of Google Mobile Services, massive smartphone firms, like Samsung, virtually at all times bundle their very own software program and companies alongside Google apps that immediately compete with Google’s choices, together with even their very own app shops. The pre-put in competing apps of producers have variable high quality, and good-telephone customers typically resent inclusion of such bundles, as they take up machine assets that individuals want to use for different functions. This particularly impacts customers of low-finish gadgets with restricted working reminiscence. In flip, bigger cell phone producers launch variations of their telephones below the Google Edition label, which gadgets do not include producer bundles, however solely Google apps.

There are different machine producers, similar to Amazon and Nokia, who for numerous causes don’t wish to use the Android taste promoted by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Some different producers solely market gadgets to international locations the place Google is blocked, to allow them to’t use Google’s Android by default.

These firms do peruse Android’s open supply code, however market the working system below totally different names, have their very own app shops, and develop their very own APIs that search function parity with Google’s APIs, which may be incompatible with each other.

The open supply group advantages from common releases of Android supply code, and creates group editions of Android which include enhanced performance not included or disabled in inventory Android. One of the preferred group distributions is LineageOS.

Community distributions are usually not at all times totally useful on all telephones, provided that producers ship their inventory Android variations with proprietary {hardware} drivers, and might launch little to no documentation about their gadgets’ innards. If a bit of {hardware} in a telephone is unknown, then this makes it unattainable to implement its performance in a fork. During the event section, the forks can have numerous ranges of stability and performance. The LineageOS group maintains lists of gadgets which might be totally useful with specific variations of LineageOS.

Unlike with Apple’s iOS and its walled backyard strategy, Android permits customers to make use of a couple of app repository with out having to root the telephone.

Google Play Store is the primary utility market managed by Google: leisure media, similar to books, music and rental films undergo the Play Store; if the Play Store app is used, then income aside from promoting may be generated there. Developers additionally present income for Google.

An early and notorious instance of unethical income era was an anti-virus app that went “viral”, however which devoted easy supply code merely to alter icons, ready, after which displaying a notification that there was no virus. The ensuing hypothesis had it that this specific developer wasn’t a lot totally different from telephone makers who depend upon Android’s exercise-per-course of and message passing/file IO communication between processes. Nevertheless, Linux’s vigorous developer group using the Linus’s Law and its given sufficient eyeballs improvement and code assessment technique ensures that there are not any buffer overrun exploits out there in any inter-course of kernel capabilities that might underlie the Dalvik digital machine.

Google has carried out the rankings and feedback system into the Play Store, and likewise the likelihood to report a misbehaving or suspicious app.

There are additionally separate app shops presented both by producers and in greater international locations, similar to Russia and China, the place respectively, Google companies are usually not in favor or utterly blocked, native Internet companies supply an various.

F-Droid is an free and open supply app repository, which solely accommodates functions with free/open supply software program licenses, together with a consumer to browse and set up apps. F-Droid gives some apps, like Newpipe, which aren’t out there on the Google Play Store, both by selection or attributable to restrictions.

Structure of an Android utility[edit | edit source]

An Android utility (generally abbreviated to app) resides in a file with extension .apk. This is an extension of the .jar file format as historically used for Java functions. Among the contents of this file are:

  • AndroidManifest.xml—the app manifest, which tells the Android system in regards to the elements of the app, what Android variations it’s going to run on, and what {hardware} options and permissions it wants. The permissions, specifically, are proven to the person once they wish to set up the app from the Google Play Store, to allow them to select whether or not to just accept or reject your app on that foundation. If a specific Android system service is managed by a permission, and your manifest doesn’t checklist that permission, then your app will likely be prevented from accessing that service.
  • Compiled Java bytecode. However, as an alternative of utilizing Sun’s JVM .class format, this code is in Dalvik lessons.dex format.
  • (Optional) native machine code. Since this must be structure-particular, the APK format permits for various variations of this to be provided, below totally different subdirectories named armeabi, mips and many others.
  • Application assets. This can embrace display layouts, textual content strings (to permit localization for totally different languages/areas), icons, color specs, type definitions and numerous different issues, principally in XML format. Most of those may be created at runtime immediately within the code, however maintaining them in static type often permits for simpler administration. In specific, it permits the Android system to mechanically present choice from various assets elegant on the system configuration, with out having to incorporate particular circumstances in your code.

The distinction between an app and an exercise[edit | edit source]

The icons the person sees within the app tray correspond, to not functions or .apk recordsdata as such, however to actions. Basically, an exercise is a single display that the person interacts with. If an exercise is marked as exported within the manifest, then the launcher is ready to present the person an icon for it, that may be tapped to launch that exercise. An app could include different actions that aren’t exported, which might be solely began internally, maybe (immediately or not directly) in response to person actions in an exported exercise. If an app has a couple of exported exercise, then corresponding a number of icons will seem within the launcher.

Android is constructed on a Linux kernel, and might run executables within the ordinary Linux format. However, you’ll word that the APK format consists of no provision for putting in such recordsdata, and such executables can not simply entry the same old Android class libraries. There are some customary executables included with each Android system, together with Toolbox, which is a really primary command-line shell. You can get entry to this from the SDK on a related PC with the “adb shell” command. It can also be doable to implement a terminal window operating on the Android machine itself; for an instance of how to do that, see the supply code for ConnectBot.

An APK file have to be digitally signed by the developer earlier than it may be put in on an Android machine. There is not any must formally register your signing key with Google or anyone: the signing key merely permits the machine to inform whether or not two totally different APK recordsdata come from the identical developer or not.

Once put in on a tool, the app is assigned its personal (dynamically-generated) Linux person ID. This permits the system to stop apps from accessing one another’s knowledge, besides in rigorously-licensed methods.

Being elegant on a Linux kernel, Android helps customary POSIX-type processes and threads. However, the person doesn’t usually see functions by way of these; as an alternative, the Android UI works by way of duties and actions.

Typically, all of the actions outlined by an app run in a single course of, and totally different apps run in numerous processes. However, this may be managed by the programmer in numerous methods, by specifying the launchMode and taskAffinity for an exercise. Also, the utility course of attribute permits two apps that belief one another (are signed by the identical personal key) to run in the identical course of, if the programmer needs.

Note that, within the Android docs the place it says that an exercise is “stopped” whereas within the background, all which means is that its onStop technique has been referred to as, and its UI is now not thought of to be energetic. Any processes and threads related to the exercise preserve proper on operating as regular, and might proceed performing any actions they like, although after all the one really useful UI-associated operations could be the sending of notifications indicating that they want some person consideration.

And after all such background processes/threads are close to the highest of the precedence queue for being killed if system assets run low.

The UI (Main) Thread[edit | edit source]

Note that your app course of initially begins with a single thread. In specific, all UI calls should occur on this thread. With the plain exception of the related Handler strategies, and Activity.runonUiThread, the Android UI lessons (views, widgets and many others) are not thread-protected, and should not be invoked on some other thread. You are free to create extra processes and threads; the best option to handle background actions that must coordinate with the UI (show progress updates, deal with cleanup on cancellation and many others) is to make use of an AsyncTask.

The UI thread runs a Looper, which you can too instantiate to run by yourself threads. If the UI Looper doesn’t get some CPU time inside 5(?) seconds of a person occasion, you see the dreaded “Application Not Responding” (ANR) alert.

If it is advisable to run quick duties that won’t maintain up the UI thread for too lengthy, you’ll be able to queue them to the Looper through Handlers (see the put up and put upAtTime strategies). More time-consuming operations that can’t be break up up into quick-length duties must be relegated to a background thread.

Programmers accustomed to Java from different platforms could also be accustomed to utilizing a TimerTask to schedule timed occasions, however these run on their very own thread, so they’re not protected for immediately making UI calls. You can, nevertheless, name Activity.runonUiThread from a background thread.

Tasks And The Back Stack[edit | edit source]

A process is something began by tapping an icon within the launcher. The launcher’s app tray is mechanically populated with acceptable entries (i.e. principal actions) from all put in apps, and these entries may be copied to house screens. It can also be doable so as to add shortcuts to house screens. Typically a process is began in a brand new course of, and if such a course of is already operating, then tapping the icon merely brings the present course of to the entrance. However, it’s doable to change each these behaviours.

The first (root) exercise in a process can launch extra actions as acceptable. Indeed, any utility you write aside from the very easiest is more likely to encompass a couple of exercise. Tasks also can launch different, solely separate duties, the distinction being that these present up within the latest-duties checklist as separate entries, whereas app-inner actions don’t. As every new exercise is began, it turns into the topmost one seen to the person, and the one beforehand topmost has its UI deactivated. These extra actions often run in the identical course of because the one which began them, however once more, this behaviour may be various.

Pressing the usual Android Back key usually terminates the topmost exercise, and makes the beforehand-topmost one energetic. Terminating the foundation exercise of a process terminates the duty and returns the person to no matter process was operating earlier than (maybe the launcher).

Activities inside a process are by no means reordered so long as they’re operating; the one option to deliver an exercise that’s not on the prime of the again stack of a process to the highest is to terminate all of the actions above it in that process. However, duties may be reordered, since any of the latest eight duties launched may be dropped at the entrance at any time just by leaning on the Home key and tapping on one of many entries that seem.

Activities are launched through some varient of the beginActivity calls out there to subclasses of a Context (which incorporates your personal Activities). The principal argument to every of those calls is an intent.

Memory Usage[edit | edit source]

On an unrooted Android machine, Java code is strictly restricted in how a lot reminiscence it could actually use. Java objects are restricted to a heap measurement of about 20MB, whereas Bitmap objects are restricted to their very own heap space of an analogous measurement. Oh, and opposite to what it says on that web page in regards to the recycle technique being “an advanced call, and normally need not be called”, I’d advocate you at all times name recycle on bitmaps when you’ve completed with them; failure to do that is liable to make your app crash sooner or later with the dreaded message “java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: bitmap size exceeds VM budget”.

Native code is just not arbitrarily restricted in its reminiscence utilization, and is free to allocate all out there reminiscence.

Save/Restore Instance State[edit | edit source]

Activities and views can implement calls to avoid wasting and restore their “instance state”. This is not the identical as saving/restoring person knowledge; that is purely a part of the mechanism to make it appear to be your course of has been operating all alongside, regardless that the system wanted to kill it both as a result of it was operating low on reminiscence, or to relaunch it on an orientation change.

If your exercise is frontmost, and the person presses the Back button, then that’s usually thought of to be a request to terminate the exercise. The subsequent time the person begins your exercise, they won’t usually count on it to renew exactly as if it had by no means terminated. In this case, onSaveInstanceState and onRestoreInstanceState are not referred to as.

If your exercise is frontmost, and the person launches another exercise on prime of it, then your onSaveInstanceState strategies will likely be referred to as together with onPause. If the person returns to your exercise whereas it’s nonetheless operating, then onResume will likely be referred to as as ordinary, however there is no such thing as a must name onRestoreInstanceState.

If, nevertheless, the system ran in need of reminiscence whereas your exercise was not frontmost, it may be killed with out the person noticing. Then, when the person returns to it, it is going to be relaunched, and onRestoreInstanceState will likely be referred to as so you may make it appear to be you have been operating all alongside.

Also if the machine adjustments between portrait and panorama orientation whereas your exercise is frontmost, the default motion, in case your code doesn’t particularly deal with this itself, is for the system to kill and relaunch you. Provided your layouts are correctly designed to deal with each circumstances, that is typically adequate.

Note that what constitutes “instance state” is solely as much as you. For instance, a map viewer app would possibly at all times revert to a totally-zoomed-out view each time the person launches it. So the scroll place and zoom magnification could be saved and restored as a part of the occasion state. Or you would possibly determine that the app will bear in mind its scroll offset and zoom magnification each time it’s quitted and relaunched regardless, by which case save/restore occasion state doesn’t have something to do in any respect. As the author of the app, it’s your selection.

You Can’t Kill Threads[edit | edit source]

Note that it’s not doable for one thread to kill or abort one other by the Java API: the related Thread.cease/destroy strategies are usually not carried out, due to the danger they will go away the Dalvik VM in an inconsistent state.

This additionally applies to lessons that construct on Thread, like AsyncTask: as soon as the doInbackground technique begins executing on the background thread, it’s going to run to completion, no matter whether or not you go true to cancel or not.

Of course, native code can bypass this restriction, with all the risks that means. And additionally, processes can at all times be killed of their entirety, as a result of as soon as your complete course of state is gone, we don’t care about its consistency.

Writing Android functions in Java[edit | edit source]

Android functions are primarily written within the Java programming language, and are designed to run in isolation from one another in order to take care of a safe working surroundings. Each utility runs in its personal occasion of the Dalvik Virtual Machine and below its personal Linux person.

In distinction to most (if not all) different cellular platforms, Android actually helps multitasking/threading; Thus a number of functions can run on the similar time and every utility can carry out a number of operations on the similar time. This signifies that the person can have its mail/information/et.c. utility open and get notified when there arrives a brand new mail as an alternative of regularly having to verify for this herself.

Android functions are delivered in type of .apk-recordsdata (zip-recordsdata signed with jartool, simply with one other suffix). These packages maintain the entire recordsdata wanted for the applying to function, there may be the lessons.dex-file which is the file that will get executed contained in the Dalvik VM, and the AndroidManifest.xml which is a binary illustration of the plain-textual content XML Manifest. Often there may be different assets as effectively, as drawables (pictures/sprites/icons) and XML-layouts.

The supported IDE for writing android Application is Eclipse, however it’s on no account necessary to make use of it.

The Android (Java) functions themselves consists of a number of lessons that subclasses the Intent and Activity lessons together with Services and content material suppliers.

Android functions are compiled right into a .dex file format binary and is then packaged into an apk (zip archive) file.

Alternative programming languages[edit | edit source]

People write packages for Android in lots of languages.

We talk about writing packages for Android in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 in one other chapter of this e book — Android/PhoneGap.

Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) [4] helps many scripting languages.

Some individuals write Python apps for Android utilizing Python For Android [5] along with SL4A.

Other individuals write Python apps for Android utilizing Kivy [6].

A couple of individuals develop Java functions utilizing an editor and compiler that runs on the Android machine itself.
We talk about the Terminal IDE in a later chapter — Android/Terminal IDE.

Some libraries which can assist with coding; for testing libraries and methods, see the testing chapter.

  • ActionBarSherlock – helps fashionable (4.x) motion-bar type interfaces on earlier Android releases, permitting one app to serve all variations.
  • AndroidAnnotations – code generator that enables the programmer to keep away from having to put in writing a lot of the boilerplate Android UI and asynchronous code.
  • SlidingMenus – supplies for the ‘slide panel proper to disclose a menu’ performance.
  • android-query – simplifies UI and asynchronous coding.

UserProfile class :-

bundle com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock;

import android.supplier.BaseColumns;

public remaining class UserProfile {

   personal UserProfile(){
   }
   public class Users implements BaseColumns{
       public remaining static String TABLE_NAME = "UserInfo";
       public remaining static String COLUMN_USERNAME = "username";
       public remaining static String COLUMN_PASSWORD = "password";
       public remaining static String COLUMN_GENDER = "gender";
       public remaining static String COLUMN_DOB = "dateofBirth";
   }

}

DBhelper class :-

bundle com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock.database;

import android.content material.Content materialValues;
import android.content material.Context;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteOpenHelper;

import com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock.User;
import com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock.UserProfile;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class DBHelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper {

   personal remaining static String DATABASE_NAME = "UserInfo.db";
   public DBHelper(Context context) {
       tremendous(context, DATABASE_NAME,null, 1);
   }
   @Override
   public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase) {
       String CREATE_TABLE = "CREATE TABLE " + UserProfile.Users.TABLE_NAME +" (" +
               UserProfile.Users._ID + " INTEGER PRIMARY KEY," +
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME + " TEXT," +
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_DOB + " TEXT," +
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_GENDER + " TEXT," +
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD + " TEXT )";
       sqLiteDatabase.execSQL(CREATE_TABLE);
   }
   @Override
   public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase, int i, int i1) {
   }
   public Long addInfo(String username, String password){
       SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase = getWritableDatabase();
       Content materialValues cv = new Content materialValues();
       cv.put( UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME, username);
       cv.put( UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD, password );
       Long rowId = sqLiteDatabase.insert(UserProfile.Users.TABLE_NAME, null,cv);
       return rowId;
   }
   public int replaceInfo(String personId, String username, String password, String dob, String gender ){
       SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase = getWritableDatabase();
       Content materialValues cv = new Content materialValues();
       cv.put( UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME, username);
       cv.put( UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD, password );
       cv.put( UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_GENDER, gender);
       cv.put( UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_DOB, dob);
       String choose = UserProfile.Users._ID + " = ?";
       String args[] = {personId};
       int rely = sqLiteDatabase.replace(UserProfile.Users.TABLE_NAME, cv, choose,args);
       return rely;
   }
   public ArrayList readAllInfo(){
       SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase = getReadableDatabase();
       String[] projection = {
               UserProfile.Users._ID,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_DOB,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_GENDER,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD
       };
       String typeOrder = UserProfile.Users._ID + " DESC";
       Cursor cursor = sqLiteDatabase.question(
               UserProfile.Users.TABLE_NAME,
               projection,
               null,
               null,
               null,
               null,
               typeOrder
       );
       ArrayList checklist = new ArrayList<>();
       if (cursor.getCount() > 0){
           whereas(cursor.transferToSubsequent()){
               User newUser = new User();
               int id = cursor.getInt(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users._ID));
               String person = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME));
               String date = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_DOB));
               String gen = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_GENDER));
               String go = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD));
               newUser.setUserId(id+"");
               newUser.setUserTitle(person);
               newUser.setDateOfBeginning(date);
               newUser.setGender(gen);
               newUser.setPassword(go);
               checklist.add(newUser);
           }
       }
       return checklist;
   }
   public ArrayList readAllInfo(String personId, String userName){
       String choice;
       String[] args = {""};
       if(personId == null){
           choice = UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME + " LIKE ?";
           args[0] = userName;
       }
       else
       {
           choice = UserProfile.Users._ID + " = ?";
           args[0] = personId;
       }
       SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase = getReadableDatabase();
       String[] projection = {
               UserProfile.Users._ID,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_DOB,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_GENDER,
               UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD
       };
       String typeOrder = UserProfile.Users._ID + " DESC";
       Cursor cursor = sqLiteDatabase.question(
               UserProfile.Users.TABLE_NAME,
               projection,
               choice,
               args,
               null,
               null,
               typeOrder
       );
       ArrayList checklist = new ArrayList<>();
       if (cursor.getCount() > 0){
           whereas(cursor.transferToSubsequent()){
               User newUser = new User();
               int id = cursor.getInt(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users._ID));
               String person = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_USERNAME));
               String date = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_DOB));
               String gen = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_GENDER));
               String go = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(UserProfile.Users.COLUMN_PASSWORD));
               newUser.setUserId(id+"");
               newUser.setUserTitle(person);
               newUser.setDateOfBeginning(date);
               newUser.setGender(gen);
               newUser.setPassword(go);
               checklist.add(newUser);
           }
       }
       return checklist;
   }
   public int deleteInfo(String username){
       SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase = getReadableDatabase();
       String choose = UserProfile.Users._ID + " = ?";
       String [] args = {username};
       int deleteRows = sqLiteDatabase.delete(UserProfile.Users.TABLE_NAME, choose, args);
       return deleteRows;
   }
   }

Home class :-

bundle com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock;

import android.content material.Intent;
import android.help.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditTextual content;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock.database.DBHelper;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class Home extends AppCompatActivity {

   personal Button login, reg;
   personal EditTextual content uname, password;
   personal DBHelper dbHelper;
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
       tremendous.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
       setContentView(R.structure.activity_home);
       dbHelper = new DBHelper(this);
       login = discoverViewById(R.id.btnLogin);
       reg = discoverViewById(R.id.btnReg);
       uname = discoverViewById(R.id.etHUname);
       password = discoverViewById(R.id.etHPassword);
       login.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           @Override
           public void onClick(View v) {
               ArrayList checklist = dbHelper.readAllInfo();
               for(User u : checklist){
                   if(u.getUserTitle().equals(uname.getText().toString())){
                       if(u.getPassword().equals(password.getText().toString())){
                           Intent intent = new Intent(Home.this, ProfileManagement.class);
                           intent.putExtra("id", u.getUserId());
                           beginActivity(intent);
                       }else{
                           Toast.makeText(Home.this, "Invalid Username and Password", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
                       }
                   }
               }
           }
       });
       reg.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           @Override
           public void onClick(View v) {
               String person = uname.getText().toString();
               String passwrd = password.getText().toString();
               if ((person.isEmpty() || passwrd.isEmpty())) {
                   Toast.makeText(Home.this, "Enter Registration Info", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
               } else {
                   dbHelper.addInfo(person, passwrd);
                   Toast.makeText(Home.this, "User Registered!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
               }
           }
       });
   }

}

profilManagemant class :-

bundle com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content material.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditTextual content;
import android.widget.RadioButton;

import com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock.database.DBHelper;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class ProfileManagement extends Activity {

   personal Button replace;
   personal EditTextual content uname, dob, go;
   personal RadioButton male, feminine;
   personal DBHelper dbHelper;
   personal String personId;
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
       tremendous.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
       setContentView(R.structure.activity_profile_management);
       dbHelper = new DBHelper(this);
       Intent intent = getIntent();
       personId = intent.getStringFurther("id");
       uname = discoverViewById(R.id.etUuser);
       dob = discoverViewById(R.id.etUdob);
       go = discoverViewById(R.id.etUdob);
       replace = discoverViewById(R.id.btnUpdate);
       male = discoverViewById(R.id.radioMale);
       feminine = discoverViewById(R.id.radioFe);
       ArrayList checklist =  dbHelper.readAllInfo(personId, null);
       for (User u : checklist){
           uname.setText(u.getUserTitle());
           go.setText(u.getPassword());
           dob.setText(u.getDateOfBeginning());
           if(u.getGender() != null){
               if(u.getGender().equals("Male")){
                   male.setChecked(true);
               }
               else
               {
                   feminine.setChecked(true);
               }
           }
       }
       replace.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           @Override
           public void onClick(View view) {
               Intent intent = new Intent(ProfileManagement.this, EditProfile.class);
               intent.putExtra("id", personId);
               beginActivity(intent);
           }
       });
   }

}

EditProfile class :-

bundle com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock;

import android.content material.Intent;
import android.help.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditTextual content;
import android.widget.RadioButton;
import android.widget.RadioGroup;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock.database.DBHelper;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class EditProfile extends AppCompatActivity {

   personal Button edit, delete, search;
   personal EditTextual content uname, dob, go;
   personal RadioGroup radioGroup;
   personal RadioButton male, feminine;
   personal String gender;
   personal DBHelper dbHelper;
   personal String personId;
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
       tremendous.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
       setContentView(R.structure.activity_edit_profile);
       dbHelper = new DBHelper(this);
       Intent intent = getIntent();
       personId = intent.getStringFurther("id");
       Toast.makeText(EditProfile.this, "User Id: " + personId, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
       uname = discoverViewById(R.id.etEUser);
       dob = discoverViewById(R.id.etEdob);
       go = discoverViewById(R.id.etEpassword);
       edit = discoverViewById(R.id.btnEdit);
       delete = discoverViewById(R.id.btnDelete);
       search = discoverViewById(R.id.btnSearch);
       radioGroup = discoverViewById(R.id.radio);
       male = discoverViewById(R.id.radEmale);
       feminine = discoverViewById(R.id.radEfemale);
       ArrayList checklist = dbHelper.readAllInfo(personId, null);
       if (!checklist.isEmpty()) {
           for (User u : checklist) {
               uname.setText(u.getUserTitle());
               go.setText(u.getPassword());
               dob.setText(u.getDateOfBeginning());
               if (u.getGender() != null) {
                   if (u.getGender().equals("Male")) {
                       male.setChecked(true);
                   } else {
                       feminine.setChecked(true);
                   }
               }
           }
       }
       radioGroup.setOnCheckedChangeListener(new RadioGroup.OnCheckedChangeListener() {
           @Override
           public void onCheckedChanged(RadioGroup radioGroup, int view) {
               if(view == R.id.radEfemale){
                   gender = "Female";
               }
               else{
                   gender = "Male";
               }
           }
       });
       search.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           @Override
           public void onClick(View view) {
               ArrayList urs = dbHelper.readAllInfo(null, uname.getText().toString());
               for (User u : urs){
                   personId = u.getUserId();
                   uname.setText(u.getUserTitle());
                   go.setText(u.getPassword());
                   dob.setText(u.getDateOfBeginning());
                   if(u.getGender() != null){
                       if(u.getGender().equals("Male")){
                           male.setChecked(true);
                       }
                       else
                       {
                           feminine.setChecked(true);
                       }
                   }
               }
           }
       });
       edit.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           @Override
           public void onClick(View view) {
               String userName = uname.getText().toString();
               String date = dob.getText().toString();
               String pwrd = go.getText().toString();
               if(feminine.isChecked()){
                   gender = "Female";
               }
               else{
                   gender = "Male";
               }
               int rely = dbHelper.replaceInfo(personId, userName, pwrd, date, gender);
               if(rely > 0){
                   Toast.makeText(EditProfile.this, "Updated!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
               }
               else{
                   Toast.makeText(EditProfile.this, "Error in data Sending!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
               }
           }
       });
       delete.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           @Override
           public void onClick(View view) {
               int rely = dbHelper.deleteInfo(personId);
               if(rely > 0){
                   Toast.makeText(EditProfile.this, "Deleted!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
               }
               else{
                   Toast.makeText(EditProfile.this, "Something went wrong!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).present();
               }
           }
       });
   }

}

User class :-

bundle com.mock.denethanjanaperera.mymock;

public class User {

   personal String personId;
   personal String userName;
   personal String dateOfBeginning;
   personal String gender;
   personal String password;
   public User(){
   }
   public String getUserId() {
       return personId;
   }
   public void setUserId(String personId) {
       this.personId = personId;
   }
   public String getUserTitle() {
       return userName;
   }
   public void setUserTitle(String userName) {
       this.userName = userName;
   }
   public String getDateOfBeginning() {
       return dateOfBeginning;
   }
   public void setDateOfBeginning(String dateOfBeginning) {
       this.dateOfBeginning = dateOfBeginning;
   }
   public String getGender() {
       return gender;
   }
   public void setGender(String gender) {
       this.gender = gender;
   }
   public String getPassword() {
       return password;
   }
   public void setPassword(String password) {
       this.password = password;
   }

}

The Android Software Developer Kit is what you utilize to develop Android functions. You get it from right here.

The distinction between a GUI and a command line[edit | edit source]

The SDK features a plugin for use with the Eclipse IDE, in addition to command-line instruments that may be invoked through an Ant construct script.

Most builders appear to favor GUI instruments. However, this makes it tough to decide on a special IDE or textual content editor. Also, complicated builds require the execution of customized scripts at construct time, and solely the command line gives the pliability to deal with this.

Android apps should not have to be written solely in Java. It is feasible to incorporate C/C++ code and compile it with the Native Development Kit (NDK). This code then interfaces with the Java code by the Java Native Interface (JNI), of which the Dalvik digital machine features a (principally) full implementation.

When you would possibly wish to use the NDK:

  • Port C/C++ code from one other platform.
  • Java code is just too sluggish—however beware: “premature optimization is the root of all evil” (variously attributed to Donald Knuth or Tony Hoare). Do precise testing to find out the place the sluggish components of your code are, earlier than attempting to hurry them up: the efficiency bottlenecks are sometimes not the place you suppose they’re.
  • Allocate extra reminiscence than the 20MB or so permitted for your Java heap.

Reasons to not use the NDK:

  • Your compiled code finally ends up being structure-particular. Sure, you’ll be able to embrace various variations for, say, each ARM and MIPS to cowl the possible bases for now, however what occurs if Intel’s Atom efforts repay, and future gadgets make extra use of x86 chips?
  • Debugging is difficult. Instead of seeing a pleasant Java exception traceback within the logcat, pointing to the precise supply line the place the error occurred, you get a crash register dump. However, it’s doable to slender down the purpose of the error by the usual expedient of outputting debug messages at strategic factors within the code (see Logging, beneath).

Better JNI glue[edit | edit source]

The customary Android-provided jni.h makes it barely awkward to name JNI routines. You can enhance this by processing jni.h by JNIGlue, which generates extra handy static inline wrapper routines. For instance, as an alternative of

const jclass SystemClass = (**env).FindClass(env, "java/lang/System");, you are able to do

const jclass SystemClass = JNFindClass(env, "java/lang/System");

In Java code, you’ll be able to write messages to the logcat utilizing both the Log class, or just write to the usual Java System.err diagnostic stream or System.out output stream. In the primary case, you’ll be able to set the logging degree and the “tag” string used to prefix your messages; within the second case, the extent is at all times warning (W), and the tag is at all times “System.err”, and within the final case, the extent is data (I) and the tag is “System.out”.

In native code, the same old stdio streams of stdout and stderr are outlined, however do not work—definitely attempting to put in writing to stdout or stderr not solely doesn’t show messages wherever, it could actually result in unusual crashes elsewhere in your code.

Instead, you should utilize the native logging library. There is not any public documentation for this, however the routines are within the android/log.h header file that you may embrace in your C/C++ code. Also in your Android.mk for constructing the native code, add -llog to the definition of your LOCAL_LDLIBS variable.

Messages written to the logcat on this approach appear to be this:degree/tag(pid): textual content
or, like this: W/System.err( 1288): check app efficiently began

The log ranges are enumerated in android/log.h, and the corresponding single-letter codes that seem within the messages, are:

code char
ANDROID_LOG_UNKNOWN message does
not seem
ANDROID_LOG_DEFAULT
ANDROID_LOG_VERBOSE V
ANDROID_LOG_DEBUG D
ANDROID_LOG_INFO I
ANDROID_LOG_WARN W
ANDROID_LOG_ERROR E
ANDROID_LOG_FATAL F
ANDROID_LOG_SILENT S

The C and C++ compilers included with the NDK are constructed from GCC, so you’ve entry to the same old GCC capabilities. For instance, you are able to do the C99 #embrace and use the bool sort, with values true and false, in conditional expressions in your code. You can allow extra common C99 capabilities by placing a line like this in your Android.mk:

LOCAL_CFLAGS += -std=c99

A doable instance of establishing Android improvement in Ubuntu[edit | edit source]

This is a walkthrough of a typical setup of Android improvement in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Then following the
Android Studio for Linux set up directions
( https://developer.android.com/studio/install#linux )
( https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-install-android-studio-on-ubuntu-18-04/ )
( https://askubuntu.com/questions/634082/how-to-install-android-studio-on-ubuntu )

One strategy to putting in Android Studio:
Open a terminal window in Ubuntu 18.04 with Ctrl+Alt+T
then run

   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyzardking/ubuntu-make
   sudo apt replace
   sudo apt set up ubuntu-make
   umake android

then add a shortcut to the “~/.local/share/umake/android/android-studio/bin/studio.sh”
file to the desktop.

One strategy to putting in Android Studio:
(Alas, does not but work with Ubuntu 18.04)
Open a terminal window in Ubuntu with Ctrl+Alt+T
then run

   snap set up ubuntu-make --classic
   umake android

Another strategy to putting in Android Studio:

  1. From https://developer.android.com/studio obtain “Android Studio for Linux”.
  2. [FIXME: then what? See https://askubuntu.com/questions/634082/how-to-install-android-studio-on-ubuntu for more details.]

A doable instance of establishing Android improvement[edit | edit source]

This is a walkthrough of a typical setup of Android improvement.

The IDE will likely be Eclipse as a result of it’s so versatile. The newest version is downloaded, it’s the one for Java improvement and plugin improvement)
This is unzipped in a person chosen listing, and we attempt to execute it. Hopefully it does, e.g. luckily we did not select the 64 bit version of eclipse when the 32 little bit of Mint was put in.

A bit Hello World java program will likely be written, to see if the eclipse IDE has a working Java compiler. At least the Java runtime must be working, as a result of Eclipse would not run in any other case. If not, go to synaptic or the mint functions loader and discover a java runtime, e.g. openjdk 7 in 2013.

The subsequent step is to get the android SDK. In November 2013, it was the r22 construct, discovered at
[7], and that is downloaded and unzipped. It won’t work when you have a 64 bit Mint surroundings although, perhaps a Red Hat surroundings would. To get it working on this case, it’s a must to execute the emulator and see what it says.

If it says one thing like there is no such thing as a file or listing referred to as .. instruments/emulator , then possible you do not have a 32 bit surroundings put in, so get the libc 32 bit surroundings from the Synaptic Package Manager.

If you are not the administrator, open a terminal first, run su, then sort the administrator password
(the primary person created when Linux Mint was put in). Then sort synaptic, after which set up libc6-i386.

Keep operating the emulator and putting in the libraries it wants, e.g. lib32stdc++6.

Something else will not work both, which is the aapt construct software within the construct-instruments folder from the Android SDK, which requires the 32 bit version of the zlib library, lib32z1. It reveals up later, once you
discover that the generated R class for your android utility does not generate mechanically when enhancing your mission, and all the things R.xx is underlined in crimson.

Run the ./instruments/android exec, it ought to truly work even when there is no such thing as a 32 bit libs.
This is to get your chosen Android platform/platforms loaded, e.g. 4.4 kitkat, or 4.3 jelly bean, or 2.2 froyo, and likewise down within the Extras folder on the backside, the most recent android help bundle is there, as a result of this provides you backward compatibility of an utility written with a set of API’s (ex:, utilizing an Android Froyo API in an Android Honeycomb utility, if the help library is included in your mission.
Also you want the ARM system picture at least, and perhaps the Intel one, however every picture makes the
obtain longer, and you may simply find yourself with 1 GB of improvement instruments (or extra) simply to get your Hello World utility on android.

Install the plugin in Eclipse, by operating it out of your specified path in Windows or Mac OS X and going to the Help choice, and set up the required packages, then on the prime, add in a brand new software program repository by clicking the “Add..” button, and pasting this URL within the “Location” discipline,
[8]. Then select the Android Development Plugin (or ADT, for shorthand), and the NDK, if you wish to compile native C or C++ code in your Android functions

After this, create a clean exercise in your Android mission, and run it

This requires establishing by clicking below the “Window” menu merchandise in Eclipse and “Android Virtual Device Manager”, after which select a low grunt digital machine like Nexus One, in order that you do not develop too outdated ready for the digital machine to start out. Click the second tab within the AVD supervisor, after which choose Nexus One from the checklist on the left, and the “Create AVD” button on the precise turns into enabled, after which it creates a digital machine with the ARM system picture and no matter degree of Android API, however watch out for utilizing “Native OpenGL” as a result of the 32 bit libraries for these will not be loaded, and it’ll nonetheless allow you to create your AVD, however it won’t work.

After this, you’ll be able to attempt to get a calculator mission going, however do not do the programming one from Google, simply use the structure editor for the MainActivity.xml file, as you’ll be able to have 4 buttons in a single horizontal structure, copy the structure, and paste it to get the opposite rows. You also can set the onClick technique for all of the buttons by Ctrl-clicking to pick greater than one of many buttons, after which proper click on within the Outline view over a highlighted button, and select the menu merchandise “Other property..” and selecting “OnClick”, and typing the tactic identify to obtain e.g. onClick buttonPressed.
Then create a public technique within the MainActivity.java file, referred to as public void buttonPressed(View v), and deal with any button clicks by figuring out the button utilizing the button’s label. (Cast the v handed in right into a Button object first)

Happy Android programming, and should the Google Play Store success be with you.

Here is an overview of among the most essential bundle namespaces and lessons within the Android API.

  • android.content material.Context is the bottom class for android.app.Activity and different related lessons. Here one can find essential strategies for accessing utility bundle knowledge and the applying surroundings.
  • android.view.View is the bottom class for all widgets. The android.view namespace defines non-widget-particular utility lessons.
  • android.widget is the namespace the place one can find particular widget implementations and associated lessons.
  • android.graphics is the namespace for the 2D graphics API; Canvas is the drawing context, Paint specifies settings like what color, drawing mode, textual content settings and many others to make use of, and Typeface is the way you specify fonts.
  • android.content material.Intent is the fundamental IPC mechanism.
  • android.os accommodates numerous helpful lessons to do with the UI framework: Handler for feeding duties/messages to a Looper, and AsyncTask for operating duties on background threads that want coordination with the UI. Here additionally, you will discover Parcel and Bundle, that are other ways of serializing/deserializing knowledge, primarily meant for use for saving/restoring UI state.

API Versions[edit | edit source]

New variations of Android introduce new capabilities, and generally drop help for outdated ones. Each version of Android has an related API degree, and every app in its manifest declares its “minimum” and “target” SDK version (i.e. API degree). The minimal API degree signifies that it’s going to not work (or a minimum of has not been examined) with any older Android version, and can possible crash. The goal API degree is used to regulate some automated behaviour of the Android system, to match with expectations of the app.

Java (and Android) supply a complicated plethora of various lessons to do with dates and occasions. This part will attempt to shed some readability on the thicket.

  • java.util.GregorianCalendar — that is the primary class for use for developing and manipulating dates and occasions. Note that many essential strategies come from its java.util.Calendar superclass.
  • java.util.TimeZone — provides you details about the present system time zone in addition to different out there time zones that the system is aware of about.
  • java.util.Date — this stays an important class, regardless that most of its constructors and strategies are deprecated. You can receive considered one of these from a Calendar object by calling its getTime technique. The solely cause you want objects of this class is as a result of the formatting routines don’t work with Calendar objects!
  • java.textual content.DateFormat — that is the place one can find the capabilities for doing locale-dependent date formatting. Note they solely work on Date objects, not Calendar or GregorianCalendar objects.
  • android.textual content.format.DateFormat — comfort routines for acquiring appropriate java.textual content.DateFormat objects for the person’s present locale/format settings. Also allows you to format dates in response to customized codecs.
  • java.textual content.SimpleDateFormat — allows you to create customized date codecs.
  • java.util.SimpleTimeZone — undecided what the purpose of that is. Why would you wish to outline your personal time zones?

Overview of the Android 2D graphics API.

Canvas[edit | edit source]

A Canvas supplies the fundamental drawing context. On-screen drawing of most widgets is finished of their override of View.onDraw, which will get handed a Canvas into which they render their show. Alternatively, if you wish to do drawing at occasions dictated by your app, relatively than by the system, then you should utilize a FloorView.

You also can create your personal Canvas objects to do off-display rendering. You do that by wrapping them round a Bitmap object that you just arrange.

The regular Canvas coordinate system has the X-coordinate growing from left to proper, and the Y-coordinate growing from prime to backside, with (0, 0) on the prime-left of the drawing space. However, you’ll be able to alter this by reworking drawing by a Matrix.

Bitmap[edit | edit source]

A Bitmap is the container for an array of pixels. You can both provide the pixels (by which case the Bitmap is immutable—i.e. the graphics API won’t draw into them), or have the graphics API allocate the house for them itself (by which case the Bitmap is mutable—may be drawn into). In the latter case, you should bear in mind to name the recycle technique when you’ve completed with the Bitmap; opposite to the documentation saying “This is an advanced call, and normally need not be called”, you may be fairly more likely to hit “out of memory” errors for those who create a number of mutable bitmaps with out doing this.

Colour Values[edit | edit source]

Pixel colors are laid out in many locations as a 32-bit integer with alpha, crimson, blue and inexperienced elements every taking over 8 bits. Assuming that “alpha”, “red”, “blue” and “green” are every integers within the vary 0 .. 255, you’ll be able to construct them into a color worth as follows:

   int coloration =
           alpha << 24
       |
           crimson << 16
       |
           inexperienced << 8
       |
           blue;

The API doesn’t implement whether or not alpha is premultiplied or not. But the Porter-Duff switch modes will actually solely give appropriate outcomes with premultiplied alpha.

Paint[edit | edit source]

A Paint object accommodates numerous settings used to manage drawing of some object right into a Canvas: the color to make use of, what switch modes and filtering results to use, Path-rendering settings, and textual content settings.

Typeface[edit | edit source]

A Typeface is the way you specify a font. Note that there's solely a restricted set of preinstalled system fonts, with no (official) provision for including extra. If you need extra fonts, you'll have to embrace them together with your app, or entry them from a person obtain space, or one thing.

Path[edit | edit source]

A Path is the illustration of a scalable geometric object. This may very well be so simple as a single circle, oval or rectangle, or it may very well be extra difficult and encompass a number of segments made out of cubic and quadratic Bézier curves and straight-line segments. A path may be crammed or stroked. It can be used for clipping drawing in a Canvas.

Note that there is no such thing as a equal to the PostScript pathforall operator: there is no such thing as a option to learn again the elements of the definition of a Path. If it is advisable to keep this data, you have to to outline your personal geometry object, which can convert its contents to a Path on demand.

Shader[edit | edit source]

A Shader provides you extra superior choices for drawing with a Paint. By default a paint renders an space of a single flat color, however setting the correct of Shader provides you choices for making use of gradient fills, filling with a bitmap picture, and mixtures of those.

Why Do My Graphics Look So Jaggy?[edit | edit source]

The graphics API consists of choices for anti-aliasing, however these are usually not enabled by default (why not? efficiency points on older {hardware}?). To make issues look good, use Paint.setAntiAlias for rendering clean geometry, and Paint.setFilterBitmap for clean scaling of bitmaps.

See Also[edit | edit source]

The video Android Graphics and Animations introduced by Romain Guy and Chet Haase on the Devoxx 2010 Java convention provides an overview of the graphics API and easy methods to do animations.

"Loading Bitmaps from the Gallery" from Android Code Fragments.

Android makes use of fairly totally different APIs for 2D versus 3D graphics. The 2D graphics API is constructed on the Skia graphics library that Google acquired together with the corporate that created it. The 3D graphics API is OpenGL-ES, the “embeddable” subset of the effectively-identified cross-platform OpenGL 3D graphics API.

The 2D graphics engine is totally built-in into the UI, and is used for all on-display drawing of home windows, widgets and many others. For instance, to create your personal customized widget, it's straightforward sufficient to subclass View, do no matter customized rendering you need in its onDraw technique and occasion dealing with in onTouchEvent.

3D graphics is just not fairly so seamlessly built-in. The best option to do an on-display 3D show is to subclass GLSurfaceView, along with which it is advisable to present a customized subclass of GLSurfaceView.Renderer which does the precise setup and drawing.

A GLSurfaceView gives two “render modes”, chosen by calling setRenderMode: RENDERMODE_CONTINUOUSLY by which your Renderer is frequently referred to as to render the scene (the default), and RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY the place your Renderer is just invoked once you do a requestRender. Note that is fairly totally different from regular 2D widgets, that are solely (re)drawn in response to an invalidate name.

Note the distinction in coordinate methods: within the 2D graphics API, y-coordinates improve downwards, whereas in OpenGL they improve upwards.

Graphics Primitives[edit | edit source]

The out there graphics primitives are extra restricted in 3D. Whereas in 2D you've complicated entities like textual content, Paths, Drawables and Pictures, in 3D you simply have factors, strains and triangles. In specific, all object surfaces have to be constructed out of triangles; curved surfaces are approximated to a restricted extent by subdividing into smaller triangles, however extra importantly by enabling clean shading, which fools the attention into seeing steady gradations as an alternative of angular aspects.

It is feasible to make use of 2D graphics in 3D, by rendering a 2D picture to a Bitmap, which is then used as a texture on an object floor in 3D.

Also word that OpenGL is strictly an on-display actual-time rendering API: it defines no “file format” for storing scenes/fashions in persistent storage, and it doesn’t help CPU-intensive capabilities like ray-tracing, radiosity and the like.

OpenGL-ES Versus Regular OpenGL[edit | edit source]

OpenGL-ES leaves out numerous capabilities of OpenGL which have been deemed to have too excessive an overhead of implementation in an embedded surroundings. OpenGL-ES 1.1 is elegant on OpenGL 1.5, among the many variations being:

  • No Begin/End grouping and related calls for individually specifying vertex data: as an alternative, you should use the xxxPointer calls to go whole buffers of coordinates at a time, after which draw them with DrawArrays (deciding on contiguous subarrays) or DrawElements (deciding on particular person array components by index).
  • Only 2D textures, no 3D or 1D.
  • No help for polygons aside from triangles.
  • ES provides the choice to specify coordinates and many others as fastened-level values (calls with an x suffix) as an alternative of floating-level (f suffix).

android.opengl Versus khronos.opengles[edit | edit source]

Android supplies two various types of OpenGL API calls: the khronos.opengles calls are technique calls off express GL objects, whereas the android.opengl calls are all static, and implicitly seek advice from a present GL context.

It seems just like the latter at the moment are the popular type, because the addition of help for OpenGL-ES 2.0 in API degree 8 (Android 2.2) was completed solely within the android.opengl type, not the khronos.opengles type.

OpenGL-ES 1.x Versus 2.0[edit | edit source]

Android 2.2 launched help for OpenGL-ES 2.0, which is not backward-suitable with OpenGL-ES 1.1 or 1.0. However, the OpenGL-ES 1.x APIs stay out there for present code. When you write new code, it's a must to determine which one to make use of.

The principal distinction is that OpenGL-ES 2.0 drops help for the fastened-perform pipeline. That is, all the normal OpenGL materials, lighting and matrix capabilities are now not out there (these are deprecated in more moderen variations of standard OpenGL, too). In their place, you write customized vertex shaders and fragment shaders which provide you with whole management over how your supplies, lighting and transformations will work.

EGL[edit | edit source]

EGL is an API for giving direct management over creation of OpenGL contexts that render to on-display home windows, offscreen pixmaps, or extra graphics-card reminiscence. GLSurfaceView supplies a easy wrapper to avoid wasting you utilizing it immediately, however you'll be able to nonetheless achieve this in circumstances the place this isn’t versatile sufficient (like once you wish to do offscreen rendering).

See Also[edit | edit source]

khronos.org (Documentation on OpenGL, OpenGL-ES and EGL)

Some builders use the Android in-app billing API to promote pictures and different media recordsdata, sport ranges, and premium companies.

The Android in-app billing API makes use of the identical backend as shopping for an app in Google Play.

Google Play handles the checkout particulars so the applying by no means immediately processes any monetary transactions—so particular person functions do not need to cope with PA-DSS necessities, together with PCI DSS necessities.

The Android in-app billing API helps a free trial interval for automated billing of recurring subscriptions.

Other builders use Stripe or PayPal for billing.

See additionally[edit | edit source]

In no specific order:

"Android In-app billing Phonegap 1.0"
[9]

"Android In-app purchases with Phonegap"
[10]

"Callback In App Billing Plugin"
[11]

"Google Play for Developers: Subscriptions or recurring charges"
[12]

"Google Play In-app Billing: Subscriptions"
[13]

"Android billing library: in-app billing made simple"
[14]

"Android In-App Billing Tutorial"
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8735931/android-in-app-billing-tutorial

"Simple InApp Billing / Payment tutorial"
[15]

"Getting Started with Android In-app Billing"
[16]

"Android Popular APIs in GitHub"
[17]

PhoneGap permits programmers to construct functions for Android and different cellular gadgets in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
PhoneGap (additionally referred to as Apache Cordova) is open supply software program.

Getting began with PhoneGap for Android on MacOSX[edit | edit source]

  • brew replace
  • brew set up node
  • npm set up -g cordova

Getting began with PhoneGap for Android on Windows[edit | edit source]

Clipboard

To do:
describe the "new" strategy that makes use of Android Studio, as described in latest documentation, relatively than the "old" strategy that makes use of Eclipse.

...
npm set up -g cordova
...

[1][2]

As of [email protected], Apache Cordova has switched to Android Studio and Gradle, and switched away from Eclipse and Ant.

Following the Phonegap documention,[3][4]

These first few steps arrange the usual Java improvement surroundings for Android:

  • Download and set up Eclipse Classic
  • Download and set up Android SDK
  • Download and set up the ADT plugin

The subsequent steps add Apache Cordova, establishing a normal JavaScript HTML CSS improvement surroundings for Android:

  • Download the most recent copy of Cordova and extract its contents.
  • Setup your PATH surroundings variable

Many plugins have been developed for PhoneGap.[5][6]

One common plugin is the Barcode plugin.

Barcode plugin[edit | edit source]

(This part describes easy methods to scan a barcode inside a PhoneGap app.
An alternate strategy scans a barcode from a traditional HTML/JavaScript Web web page.[7])

Several individuals use the Barcode plugin to work with barcodes of their PhoneGap utility.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

The customary PhoneGap barcode plugin is usually all an Android utility wants.
If it does not but help the barcode format you wish to use,
it's possible you'll must construct your personal customized PhoneGap plugin,
maybe beginning with
Barcode improvement in Java.[14]

Updating outdated PhoneGap code[edit | edit source]

Sometimes outdated capabilities of PhoneGap are deprecated, and later faraway from PhoneGap.
Here's a couple of ideas for utility writers who wish to replace outdated code to work with the most recent version of PhoneGap:

Follow the steps within the PhoneGap Upgrading Guides:
"PhoneGap Upgrading Guides"
Various different tweaks:
"PhoneGap Android Plugins: Sometimes We Screw Up"
"Updating PhoneGap"

import org.apache.cordova.api

public class InAppBillingPlugin extends CordovaPlugin {

  this.cordova.getActivity();
  []
}

The software program for the overwhelming majority of Android functions is written and edited on a laptop computer PC or desktop PC.

However, there are a number of methods of writing and enhancing software program immediately on the Android machine.[1][2]

Some individuals suppose attempting to put in writing software program immediately on an Android machine or different pill is so totally different than writing it on a PC that it requires a brand new programming language supported by a totally new IDE.[3]

Spartacus Rex has written a terminal IDE for Android[4][5][6][7][8]
that takes a really conventional strategy.
It helps software program improvement utilizing
a conventional command immediate;
conventional textual content editors similar to "vi";
the usual programming language for Android (Java);
and the usual compiler for that language (gcc).
The solely factor non-conventional is that it runs all of them immediately on the Android machine itself.
(Even that may be seen as a return to a a lot older custom
of growing and compiling software program on the identical machine that runs the software program).

The Terminal IDE was initially meant for use for Java improvement,
however it can be used for JavaScript.
Here is a fast "Hello World":

Tap the "Terminal IDE" icon.

Tap the "Terminal IDE" button.

At the Spartacus Rex command immediate,[9]
sort

(I'm assuming you have completed slightly programming earlier than, so you will know when to press the Enter button on the finish of the road).

Type "i" to get into insert mode,
then enter a fast JavaScript program:

    <script>
    doc.write( "hello." );
    alert("hi!");
    </script>

Then press the ESC button and ":wq" to avoid wasting this system and give up again to the command immediate.

Hit the Home button and fireplace up your favourite net browser, and use this URL:

   file://sdcard/sdcard/a.html

You ought to see the "hi" alert pop up on prime of a web page saying "hello.".

Basic system setup[edit | edit source]

Follow all these tutorials by EXACTLY.

They will assist you compile the pattern functions in ~/system/src step-by-step.

The finest option to comply with these tutorials is by logging in over telnet/ssh after which you'll be able to learn and comply with on the machine, while utilizing the pc to carry out the actions.

Let's Begin..

Installing the fundamental system.

Click 'Install System' on the primary web page, after which comply with the directions.

Make certain you've enabled the Terminal IDE Keyboard in Settings>Language and Keyboard in your machine. Then select the Terminal IDE keyboard - click on 'Keyboard' on the primary web page.

Start Terminal IDE. Click the button..

You will now be introduced with a pleasant not-quick coloration immediate. You can change this by typing,
export PS1=#

But it does look very nice over telnet/ssh.. :-p

  • Double-tap toggles the keyboard.
  • Swipe left and proper to view your 4 Terminals.
  • Long urgent the display brings up the Terminal Chooser menu.
  • Press 'Menu' for Options

[This part is optional but highly recommended]

Run telnetd. No parameters are required. Defaults setup in ~/.bashrc. You can see what is definitely being run by typing:
# cat `which telnetd`

(utilizing backquotes, not apostrophes).

Anyway - begin telnetd with:
# telnetd

You ought to now see telnetd startup data. Ending in ../system/bin/bash

You can shut telnetd down at any stage by typing [CTRL]-C on the Terminal IDE Keyboard

Now, go to your good large pc and login through telnet. I've set the escape character to clean, as it's the similar because the vim assist hyperlink comply with key.

[Either]
$ telnet -e [THE PHONES IP] 8080

[Or - better still with adb, which is part of the Android SDK]
Plug your telephone into pc through USB first. In you Android's developer choices activate Developer choices and verify USB debugging, then

$ adb -d ahead tcp:8080 tcp:8080
$ telnet -e '' 127.0.0.1 8080

['' is 2 single quotes not a double quote]

Now you ought to be related to the system through telnet

[And you can connect multiple times simultaneously]

OK - let's begin programming.

Using terminal IDE to ssh to a distant server[edit | edit source]

You can ssh out of your Android machine in Terminal IDE into your favourite servers.
Type your username, at-signal, and area identify like so:

The first time you join from a specific Android machine to a specific server,
you will notice one thing like:

   Host 'dreamhost.com' is just not within the trusted hosts file.
   (fingerprint md5 c4:advert:7f:ba:d8:23:d4:da:53:07:76:a2:7e:24:9d:67)
   Do you wish to proceed connecting? (y/n)

So sort "y" and hit Enter

You should do that immediately on the Android machine's keyboard the primary time you connect with a specific server.
If you're telnetted to your telephone from another machine, you'll get the error

   ssh: connection to [email protected]:22 exited: Didn't validate host key

till you return to the Android machine and kind the command immediately from the Android machine's keyboard.

The Terminal IDE consists of "rsync", which could be very helpful for copying recordsdata, making backups,
and shortly checking if recordsdata in two locations are literally the identical
or not.
[10]

(Later: add a couple of phrases about utilizing dropbearkey to generate a neighborhood personal key that by no means leaves the smartphone, and the corresponding public key ... so we by no means must sort in a password to securely log in to a distant server.)[10][11]

Kivy is an open-supply library that individuals can use for speedy improvement of multi-contact GUI packages for Android and different platforms in Python.[1][2][3][4]

The "Python for Android" mission, by default, makes use of Kivy for its person interface.

(FIXME: put a fast introduction right here).

different methods to run Python code on Android[edit | edit source]

Some Python programmers use Pygame Subset for Android (PGS4A) to construct Android apps.[5][6][7][8][9]

Other Python programmers use PySide for Android.[10]

Some Python builders write Python code immediately on an Android machine, and immediately run it on the identical machine without having to entry some other machine to run this system.[11]

Testing is a broad topic, with numerous methodologies combining numerous approaches, however it embodies makes an attempt to make sure that the person's expertise is passable: intuitive, dependable, responsive, safe, and many others. Practices similar to Test-Driven Development and Behaviour-Driven Development are common on the time of writing, utilizing means similar to Unit Testing and Integration Testing, however wider testing areas embrace checking that the person can understand easy methods to obtain his/her objectives with out frustration or cultural misunderstandings by to checking that the server towards which an utility runs can maintain the anticipated common throughput, gracefully handles peak load, is powerful towards assaults, and so forth.

Unit checks are checks that train a category in isolation from (most of) the remainder of the applying, and type a big aspect of Test Driven Development the place failing checks are written to permit the applying to be 'debugged into existence'.

Where the code below improvement is uninvolved with Android, customary Java unit check strategies apply, however the place code rubs towards the Android system a level of working round (much like that required whereas working with legacy code) is important to beat points that embrace:

  • The android.jar on the event machine (towards which functions are constructed) throws exceptions in response to makes an attempt to execute its strategies
  • Android declares numerous of those exception-throwing strategies as remaining, rendering them unattainable to incorporate in examined code immediately
  • Android makes use of static strategies, once more unattainable to check immediately.

The part on Unit Testing provides numerous approaches which will assist with these points; you have to to guage how effectively they work for you.

The following instruments may additionally show helpful together with the aforementioned approaches:

  • Robolectric - supplies unit-check pleasant simulations of Android lessons that run on the internet hosting PC with a sooner compile/execute cycle than operating on a telephone or an emulator with non-native structure.[1]
  • Hamcrest - supplies helpful and readable abstractions for constructing assertion situations with helpful diagnostics
  • awaitility - helps with asynchronous testing
  • Object mocking libraries supplies a robust approach of constructing mock objects
  • Dependency injection, which lets you request objects elegant on interface and a mapping system relatively than immediately by class, so you'll be able to substitute check lessons in with out disrupting the compiled code. This could simplify your code, with much less code to learn... or make it tougher to trace down fairly what's calling what, and it could actually degrade begin-up time unacceptably.
    • RoboGuice
    • Spring
    • Related:
      • Android Annotations - Promising as a way of decreasing boilerplate (and therefore coding error), however in a roundabout way testing associated. Its unit testing part mentions Robolectric, which is nice.
      • Android Binding is not fairly dependency injections, however seeks to separate issues with MVVM, and could also be value testing.

Whereas unit testing checks lessons (largely) in isolation from one another, and system testing checks that your complete meeting works within the goal platform when operated as a person, integration testing checks that chosen teams of components match collectively correctly - in managed situations which might be simpler to arrange and manipulate with direct entry to this system code.

The official Android documentation tends to concentrate on checks elegant on the AndroidTestCase and its subclasses, with commentators typically calling them 'unit checks'. These checks are emphatically not unit checks: since they combine with the Android system, they're a minimum of integration checks, however whereas they're too embedded and sluggish to execute as unit checks, they're too tightly coupled to the code itself to be system testing. (Which mentioned, on an Intel-based improvement machine, the emulator boots the Intel Atom Android pictures in below 15s, versus 40s for ARM-elegant pictures, which makes it far more helpful.)

System checks train the system finish-to-finish: the applying will likely be on the machine and can speak to your server for those who use one. They are slower to run than unit checks and are elegant on driving the applying by the UI in a 'black field' approach. They type a part of Behaviour Driven Development.

Because they run on a telephone, the compile/execute cycle of the unit check turns into a compile/bundle/set up/execute cycle, however they run towards the true implementation and thus do not endure from the hazard of implementation inaccuracy unit check stubs and mocks current.

The following instruments could show helpful:

For random, lengthy-operating checks:

  • Monkey - a random occasion generator, a part of the Android SDK

Some industrial instruments function by yourself gear:

  • SeeTest, EggPlant (TestPlant), Apphance

Some industrial instruments function on the software supplier's gear:

Some functions are written for the browser, relatively than towards the SDK. For these, Selenium is supported - notably below ICS with WebDriver.

There are industrial firms to which you'll submit your functions for testing on quite a lot of gadgets, so you do not have to personal all the varied tablets, telephones, and net-enabled fridges individuals would possibly wish to run your utility on. [2]The good ones will supply implicit consulting by attempting to promote you quite a lot of testing approaches along with those coated on this e book: safety, efficiency, usability, and localisation. The useful testing they are going to be capable to supply will usually be restricted to black field testing, though it is not inconceivable somebody would possibly begin to supply static checking and architectural recommendation.

A easy net search for 'Android testing' ought to deliver up a number of adverts for such firms.

Tests are code, and might have bugs! Tools similar to mutation testing, and situation, department, or line protection assist decide how a lot of your code is definitely and/or solely seemingly examined.

In-app screenshots is usually a helpful debugging software.[3]

  1. The Intel emulator is sort of impressively quick on Intel PCs operating Linux, Mac, or Windows, with the proviso that on the time of writing it prevents Mac operating some other virtualised machine.
  2. [3]

  3. Android Code Fragments.
    "In App Screenshots".

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