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Mastering Android NDK

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by Sergey Kosarevsky & Viktor Latypov
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Mastering Android NDK by Sergey Kosarevsky & Viktor Latypov

About This Book

  • Develop portable games using Android NDK and debug them on your desktop
  • Familiarise yourself with different popular C++ libraries on Android and use them in your games
  • Write multi-threaded code with graphics, sound, networking, and resource storage

Who This Book Is For

If you want to leverage your C++ skills in mobile development and increase the performance of your Android applications, then this is the book for you. Knowledge of C or C++ is assumed, including pointer manipulation, multi-threading, object-oriented programming concepts, and the basics of C++11.

What You Will Learn

  • Explore popular C++ libraries and use them on Android
  • Write portable, multithreaded native networking code
  • Create portable audio framework using OpenAL
  • Implement portable rendering framework using OpenGL ES 3
  • Debug mobile applications on your desktop machine
  • Access resources from APK archives
  • Render text with FreeType

In Detail

Android NDK is used for multimedia applications that require direct access to system resources. NDK allows for a comfortable development and debugging process using familiar tools such as the GCC and Clang toolchains.

This book is a hands-on guide to extending your game development skills with Android NDK. It takes you through many clear, step-by-step example applications to help you further explore the features of Android NDK and some popular C++ libraries, and boost your productivity by debugging the development process. Over the course of this book, you will learn how to write portable multi-threaded native code, use HTTP networking in C++, play audio files, use OpenGL ES 3, and render high-quality text. Each chapter takes you one step closer to building your application. By the end of this book, you will be able to create a complete and engaging gaming application.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 328
Size: 1.7 MB
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 2370006841920 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Computers > Programming Languages > C
Nonfiction > Computers > Programming > Open Source
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