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Author: Ian Darwin ('idarwin')
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RECIPE WISHLIST (temporary recipe a.k.a. Book Outline)


There are lots of talented developers out there; we just need a way to help them decide what to write about.


Although the first edition of the published book has been sent to the Production team to make an eBook and printed book, there are still plenty of recipes that should be added here, some of which will make it into subsequent editions of the published work. This is no time to let up!

Note: This is not intended to be a complete list, only to give you some ideas on the kinds of things to write. Use your experience in developing real-world Android Apps to guide you to what topics to write that will be helpful to your fellow developers. This is neither a complete list nor the final shape of the printed book.

The annotation "Program" for a recipe at the end of a chapter indicates that it is a complete program, complete enough for an end user to run (even if somewhat limited), as opposed to most recipes which are code fragments that illustrate a particular part of the API.

Also note: This list is not maintained as aggressively as it might be. The list of recipes that have been written is under All Recipes (also listed in the menu bar atop every page).

Anyway, there's no harm done if two people a recipe on the same topic, as they will usually provide different solutions. Likely only one of the two will get printed, but the site is to remain up for future generations to find information via web search. Also, some Recipes have been started and never finished, so don't give up if a recipe you wanted to write appears in the "All Recipes" list!

If we actually get two completed recipes on the exact same topic, either the editor will choose, or we'll ask everybody to vote using the Vote arrows on the view recipe page.


Most Urgently Needed


Designing a successful Application



Graphical User Interface




Voice Input/Output

Files / Persistence

Telephone Applications

Networked Apps

Web Services Apps

SMS Apps



Gaming and Animation

Social networking

Cloud-based Apps

Location-Aware Applications



System Details

Other Languages and Frameworks

Porting Apps from Other Mobile Platforms

Packaging, deploying and selling


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