Native Mobile Development: A Cross-Reference for IOS and Android

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Learn how to make mobile native app development easier. If your team frequently works with both iOS and Android--or plans to transition from one to the other--this hands-on guide shows you how to perform the most common development tasks in each platform. Want to learn how to make network connections in iOS? Or how to work with a database in Android? This book has you covered.

In the book's first part, authors Shaun Lewis and Mike Dunn from O'Reilly's mobile engineering group provide a list of common, platform-agnostic tasks. The second part helps you create a bare-bones app in each platform, using the techniques from part one.

  • Common file and database operations
  • Network communication with remote APIs
  • Application lifecycle
  • Custom views and components
  • Threading and asynchronous work
  • Unit and integration tests
  • Configuring, building, and running an app on a device
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