Android Sensor Programming By Example by Varun Nagpal

By Varun Nagpal

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

About This Book

  • Get a radical figuring out of the basics and framework of Android sensors.
  • Acquire wisdom of boost sensor programming, and find out how to attach and use sensors in exterior units comparable to the Android Watch, Polar middle cost displays, Adidas pace cells, and so on.
  • Learn from real-world sensor-based functions corresponding to the Pedometer app to realize day-by-day steps, the riding app to notice riding occasions, and the pro health tracker app to trace middle price, weight, day-by-day steps, energy burned, and so on.

Who This ebook Is For

This ebook is focused at Android builders who are looking to get a superb knowing of sensors and write sensor-based functions, or who are looking to increase their current purposes with extra sensor performance. A simple wisdom of Android improvement is required

What you'll Learn

  • Learn approximately sensor basics, types of sensors, and the sensor co-ordinate system
  • Understand some of the periods, callbacks, and APIs of the Android Sensor framework
  • Check all of the to be had sensors on an Android gadget and understand their person capabilities—for instance, their variety of values, energy intake, and so on.
  • Implement sensor fusion utilizing or extra sensors jointly and discover ways to atone for the weak point of 1 sensor by utilizing the power of another
  • Build a number of sensor established, real-world functions corresponding to climate, Pedometer, Compass, using occasions Detection, health Tracker, and so on.
  • Get to understand approximately get up and non-wake up sensors, wake locks, and the way to take advantage of sensor batch processing in addition to the sensor FIFO queue
  • Develop effective battery and processor algorithms utilizing uncooked sensor information to unravel real-world problems
  • Connect to various distant sensors corresponding to bodyweight size and physique fats percent size utilizing the Google healthy platform out of your Android app

In Detail

Android telephones to be had in trendy marketplace have a wide selection of robust and hugely special sensors. attention-grabbing functions should be outfitted with them resembling an area climate app utilizing climate sensors, examining dicy riding habit utilizing movement sensors, a health tracker utilizing step-counter sensors, and so forth. Sensors in exterior units similar to Android Watch, physique Analyzer & Weight laptop, working pace mobilephone, and so forth is also attached and used out of your Android app working in your phone.

Moving extra, this booklet 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 a radical knowing of the Android Sensor Framework. additionally, you will get to benefit the way to write code for the supportive infrastructure corresponding to historical past companies, scheduled and lengthy operating historical past threads, and databases for saving sensor facts. you will also the best way to attach and use sensors in exterior units out of your Android app utilizing the Google healthy platform.

By the tip of the booklet, you can 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 advisor that specializes in using sensors to accomplish yes projects. After masking the basics within the first bankruptcy, the e-book develops the thoughts by way of construction a real-world, sensor-based program in next chapters.

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