An essential stockpile of ready-to-use, unique Android recipes Covering the scope of multiple Android releases through Android 4.1, this essential reference is a must-have collection of ready-to-use Android recipes. Each chapter contains various recipes that address common everyday challenges and features a task description, followed by the solution(s) available, and a customizable, stand-alone project file that illustrates the use of the recipe. Packed with almost 100 recipes, this helpful book serves as your resource to successful solutions. Here are some of the helpful recipes and solutions you'll find in Android Application Development Cookbook: Android Fundamentals Programmatically Registering a Broadcast Receiver, Auto-Launching Your Application at Boot Time, Calling Built-In Apps, Making Your Application Callable By Others User Interface, Views, and Lists Implementing a Star Rating System, Loading from an Assets Folder, Displaying Context and Options Menus, Displaying Dialogs, Implementing Paging, Customizing the ListView, Animating the Changing of Images Using the ImageSwitcher Telephony, Messaging, and Networking Blocking Outgoing Calls, Auto-Answering an Incoming Call, Getting the Phone Number, IMEI, and SIM Card ID, Monitoring Outgoing SMS Messages, Intercepting Incoming SMS Messages, Consuming XML Web Services, Creating a Socket Server, Creating a Socket Client, Creating a Bluetooth Chat Application, Finding a User-Friendly Address Using Reverse Geocoding and Vice Versa Location-Based Data Services Obtaining Geographical Location Using GPS, Wi-Fi, or Cellular Networks, Location Data Logging, Capturing Pictures with the Camera, Switching on the Flashlight, Capturing Barcodes Persisting Data Saving and Loading User Preferences, Creating a Preference Screen, Saving Files to the Data Directory, Saving Files to the Cache Directory, Saving Files to External Storage, Attaching Files to Your Project wrox.com Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.