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

By Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

This unique brief ebook walks you thru developing amazing 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 latest APIs and current the instruments worthwhile for construction functions that run on Android TV.

Walking via instance functions, you are going to study the vocabulary essential to clear up real-world difficulties and the way to offer your content material at the tv via Android. as well as useful code examples, you'll find out about a variety of layout concerns that may make utilizing your apps an stress-free adventure for users.

What you'll learn:

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

Audienceevelopers with a few adventure with Android improvement who're drawn to construction functions for the Android television platform.

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Add(mPlaybackControlsRow); } You’ll notice that DescriptionPresenter is passed into the constructor for PlaybackControlsRowPresenter. DescriptionPresenter extends AbstractDetailsDescriptionPresenter and is an inner class for PlayerControlsFragment. It is used for adding details above the controls. In this case it will add the name of the media above the controls. If you instead pass null into the constructor for PlaybackControlsRowPresenter, you will only see the controls on the overlay. getTitle()); } } Creating Actions Now that your rows are initialized, it’s time to add action buttons to them.

InitActions(); setupPrimaryActionsRow(); setupSecondaryActionsRow(); setAdapter(mRowsAdapter); initActions will initialize each of the member variable actions as new objects. Each action will appear as a button on the controls overlay. ClosedCaptioningAction(getActivity()); } You can specify which row each action goes into by assigning them to the proper adapter. setupPrimaryActionsRow will add the skip back, rewind, play/pause, fast forward, and skip forward to the top control row. setupSecondaryActionsRow will add the repeat, shuffle, high quality toggle, and closed caption options to the bottom row.

SetupSecondaryActionsRow will add the repeat, shuffle, high quality toggle, and closed caption options to the bottom row. It should be noted that the order in which you assign actions to an adapter is directly related to the order that they are displayed from left to right. add(mClosedCaptionAction); } At this point you can run the application and launch the video player activity to see the playback controls as shown in Figure 3-5. CHAPTER 3: Building a Media App 49 Figure 3-5. Video playback controls You’ll notice that the video does not automatically start, and the buttons don’t do anything.

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