Android NDK Beginners Guide - Second Edition by Sylvain Ratabouil

By Sylvain Ratabouil

Discover the local part of Android and inject the ability of C/C++ on your applications

About This Book

  • Create excessive functionality cellular purposes with C/C++ and combine with Java
  • Exploit complex Android gains reminiscent of pictures, sound, enter, and sensing
  • Port and reuse your personal or third-party libraries from the prolific C/C++ ecosystem

Who This ebook Is For

Are you an Android Java programmer who wishes extra functionality? Are you a C/C++ developer who does not are looking to hassle with the complexity of Java and its out-of-control rubbish collector? do you need to create speedy extensive multimedia functions or video games? If you have got spoke back definite to any of those questions then this publication is for you. With a few common wisdom of C/C++ improvement, it is possible for you to to dive headfirst into local Android development.

What you'll Learn

  • Build your first Android local undertaking from scratch
  • Communicate with Java via Java local Interfaces
  • Learn the major layout intricacies of constructing a local OpenGL ES 2.0 pix application
  • Initialize, play, and checklist sound and song with OpenSL ES
  • Handle enter occasions and sensors to create various interplay types
  • Port an current library on Android through compiling most typical C++ frameworks on Android
  • Interface and optimize the prevailing code with RenderScript
  • Combine images, sound, enter, sensors, and physics on your application

In Detail

Android NDK is all approximately injecting high-performance and transportable code into your cellular apps by means of exploiting the utmost pace of the machine they run on.

This e-book will allow you to create C/C++-enabled cellular purposes and combine them with Java. The books begins with educating you the way to entry local API and port libraries utilized in essentially the most profitable Android purposes. subsequent, you are going to stream directly to create a true local software venture throughout the whole implementation of a local API and porting latest third-party libraries. relocating ahead, you are going to entry the keyboard and enter peripherals and browse accelerometer or orientation sensors. ultimately, you'll dive into extra complex themes similar to RenderScript.

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We appreciate your help in protecting our authors and our ability to bring you valuable content. com>, and we will do our best to address the problem.  Setting Up Your Environment Are you ready to take up the mobile challenge? Is your computer switched on, mouse and keyboard plugged in, and screen illuminating your desk? Then let's not wait a minute more! Developing Android applications requires a specific set of tools. You may already know about the Android Software Development Kit for pure Java applications.

Installing all packages may avoid trouble when importing other projects or samples though. The installation of not or Android development environment is not over yet. We still need one more thing to develop comfortably with the NDK. Note This is the end of the section dedicated to the Linux setup. The following section is for all operating systems. Installing the Eclipse IDE Because of Android Studio limitations, Eclipse is still one of the most appropriate IDEs to develop native code on Android.

However, the Android SDK manager does not manage the NDK, which explains why we downloaded it separately, and why you will need to update it manually in the future. Tip Installing all Android packages is not strictly necessary. Only the SDK platform (and possibly Google APIs) releases targeted by your application are really required. Installing all packages may avoid trouble when importing other projects or samples though. The installation of not or Android development environment is not over yet.

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