Jetpack Compose 1.6 Essentials (PragProg)

Create Android applications using Jetpack Compose 1.6, Android Studio, Material Design 3, and the Kotlin programming language.


Neil Smyth

Jetpack Compose 1.6 Essentials is a comprehensive guide to developing Android applications using Android Studio, the Kotlin programming language, and Jetpack Compose 1.6. This book is designed to cater to both novice and experienced programmers. It starts with the basics of Kotlin programming and explains how to install and utilize Android Studio and AVD emulators before delving into the world of Android app development. This approach ensures that even readers with limited programming experience will become proficient in developing Android applications using Jetpack Compose.

This book is a comprehensive guide that teaches you how to create Android applications using Jetpack Compose 1.6, Android Studio, Material Design 3, and the Kotlin programming language, with detailed tutorials included throughout the book to help you put theory into practice.

The book is structured to build your knowledge from the ground up. It starts with the basics, guiding you through setting up an Android Studio development environment. It then introduces the Kotlin programming language, covering data types, operators, control flow, functions, lambdas, coroutines, and object-oriented programming.

You will learn the critical concepts of Jetpack Compose and Android project architecture, followed by a guided tour of Android Studio in Compose development mode.

In addition, the book covers data handling using state properties and essential user interface design concepts like layout managers, modifiers, navigation bars, and user interface navigation. You will also explore building reusable custom layout components, securing your apps with Biometric authentication, and integrating Google Maps.

Other topics covered include graphics drawing, user interface animation, and gesture handling. Chapters also cover view models, database storage, and custom theme creation. You will also learn how to generate extra revenue from your app using in-app billing.

Finally, the book explains how to package and upload a completed app for publication to the Google Play Store.

This work was written and produced entirely by the author. We are proud to be distributing it.

Neil Smyth has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including software development, project management, and marketing. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and holds several certifications, including A+, Security+, Network+, Project+, Java Associate, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Neil is also a CIW Database Design Specialist.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Payload Media, Inc., a technical content publishing company. Neil is also a prolific author who has written several programming and system administration books under the “Essentials” range. Notable titles include Android Studio Development Essentials, Jetpack Compose Essentials, iOS App Development Essentials, and Ubuntu Essentials.

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