Android NDK Beginner's Guide by Sylvain Ratabouil

By Sylvain Ratabouil

Detect the local aspect of Android and inject the facility of C/C++ on your applications
* Create excessive functionality functions with C/C++ and combine with Java
* make the most complicated Android positive aspects resembling portraits, sound, enter and sensing
* Port and reuse your personal or third-party libraries from the prolific C/C++ ecosystem

In Detail

Android NDK is all approximately injecting excessive functionality into your apps. take advantage of the utmost energy of those cellular units utilizing high-performance and transportable code.

This publication will provide help to create C/C++ enabled purposes and combine them with Java. you are going to entry local API and port libraries utilized in probably the most winning Android applications.

Using this sensible step by step educational, highlighted with reviews and methods, observe the best way to run C/C++ code embedded in a Java program or in a standalone software. you are going to create a true local program ranging from venture construction via to complete implementation of local API and the porting of latest third-party libraries. you can find OpenGL ES and OpenSL ES, that are turning into the recent general in mobility. additionally, you will know how to entry keyboard and enter peripherals and the way to learn accelerometer or orientation sensors. ultimately, you'll dive into extra complicated themes similar to debugging and ARM assembler directions. by means of the top of the publication, you need to understand the most important components to help you commence exploiting the facility and portability of local code.

What you'll study from this book
* leap within the beginning block and create your first Android local projec
* speak with Java via Java local Interfaces
* reveal second and 3D photographs with OpenGL ES
* Play sound and song with OpenSL ES
* deal with Android enter and sensors
* Debug functions and observe complicated ARM instructions
* Port latest C/C++ code to Android
* mix portraits, sound, enter, sensors and physics on your application


This beginner's advisor specializes in getting you thru the entire significant studying issues in a tender, logical order. You'll additionally see how one can steer clear of a few universal pitfalls.

Who this publication is written for

Are you an Android Java programmer who wishes extra functionality? Are you a C/C++ developer who doesn't are looking to trouble with Java stuff and its out-of-control rubbish collector? do you need to create quickly in depth multimedia functions or video games? resolution certain to any of the above and this ebook is for you. With a few normal wisdom of C/C++ improvement, it is possible for you to to dive head first into local Android development.

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Instead, you’ll go through the basic processes quickly, to get you to a point where you have a Java file in the Source Editor in preparation for the other sections in this chapter. Choose File ➤ New Project, click the New Project button in the File toolbar, or press Ctrl+Shift+N. The New Project window appears, as shown in Figure 3-2, enabling you to create a new Java project, as discussed in the next chapter. 34 Chapter 3 ■ Java Editor Figure 3-2. New Project window Once you have a project, you’ll want to create new files in it.

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