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Android TV Apps Development: Building for Media and Games by Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

By Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

This exceptional brief ebook walks you thru growing magnificent leisure apps for one of many most up-to-date Android structures. Android television Apps improvement: construction Media and video games will demystify a number of the most recent APIs and current the instruments important for construction functions that run on Android TV.

Walking via instance purposes, you are going to research the vocabulary essential to remedy real-world difficulties and the way to give your content material at the tv via Android. as well as useful code examples, you are going to know about quite a few layout concerns that would make utilizing your apps an relaxing event for users.

What you'll learn:

tips to layout for Android TV
tips on how to create a media app for Android TV
What are the sport design/development issues for Android TV
find out how to distribute Android television apps

Audienceevelopers with a few event with Android improvement who're attracted to construction purposes for the Android television platform.

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If the button is in the Play state, you will enable control fading so that the controls disappear from the screen and notify PlayerActivity that it should start playing the video. If the clicked button is Pause, control fading will be disabled so that the controls stay visible, and PlayerActivity will be notified that the media should be paused. The final thing you have to handle when the Play/Pause button is pressed is changing the button state. 50 CHAPTER 3: Building a Media App Since the PlayPauseAction is an extension of the MultiAction class, you can call notifyArrayItemRangeChanged on the primary row of actions and it will handle changing the button type.

Setting Up Video Details You can start building out your details screen by creating a new Java file in your media player package and naming it VideoDetailsActivity. Like MainActivity, VideoDetailsActivity will simply set a layout for the content view that contains a fragment. activity_video_details); } } CHAPTER 3: Building a Media App 35 You will also need to create the layout file that is being used. Go into the res/layout directory and create a new XML file named activity_ video_details. This layout will only contain a fragment named VideoDetailsFragment.

At this point the screen will consist of a voice search activation button in the top-left corner and an EditText at the top center for accepting typed input, as seen in Figure 4-2.

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