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By Sergey Kosarevsky, Viktor Latypov

Master the abilities you must improve moveable, highly-functional Android functions utilizing NDK

About This Book

  • Develop moveable video games utilizing Android NDK and debug them in your desktop
  • Familiarise your self with various renowned C++ libraries on Android and use them on your games
  • Write multi-threaded code with pix, sound, networking, and source storage

Who This booklet Is For

If you must leverage your C++ talents in cellular improvement and raise the functionality of your Android purposes, then this is often the booklet for you. wisdom of C or C++ is thought, together with pointer manipulation, multi-threading, object-oriented programming options, and the fundamentals of C++11. it'd be an additional virtue in case you understand how to improve purposes with none IDE.

What you are going to Learn

What you are going to Learn

  • Explore well known C++ libraries and use them on Android
  • Write transportable, multithreaded local networking code
  • Create transportable audio framework utilizing OpenAL
  • Implement transportable rendering framework utilizing OpenGL ES 3
  • Debug cellular purposes in your laptop machine
  • Access assets from APK archives
  • Render textual content with FreeType

In Detail

Android NDK is used for multimedia functions that require direct entry to procedure assets. NDK is usually the main for portability, which in flip permits a pretty cozy improvement and debugging approach utilizing widely used instruments similar to GCC and Clang toolchains.

This is a hands-on consultant to extending your video game improvement abilities with Android NDK. The ebook takes you thru many transparent, step by step instance purposes that will help you extra discover the beneficial properties of Android NDK and a few renowned C++ libraries and improve your productiveness via debugging the improvement process.

Through the process this e-book, you are going to the best way to write transportable multi-threaded local code, use HTTP networking in C++, play audio records, use OpenGL ES three, and render fine quality textual content. each one bankruptcy goals to take you one step toward development your program. by means of the tip of this booklet, it is possible for you to to create an interesting, entire gaming application.

Style and approach

This ebook adopts a step by step procedure and every bankruptcy is predicated at the fabric from the former ones. The booklet makes a speciality of placing on your wisdom of C++ use when you improve Android functions of your own.

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Tgz 5. bin The executable will unpack the content of the NDK package into the current directory. 6. This way these settings will be applicable to all the users of the system. We will explain how to do it by hand to let you know the machinery behind the curtains. com/support and register to have the files emailed directly to you. properties, contain the description of the project necessary for Ant to build it. html. properties here. This was done just for the sake of simplicity and just has an educational purpose.

Using Android command-line tools on Windows To start developing native C++ applications for Android in a Microsoft Windows environment, you will need some essential tools to be installed on your system. html. We use revision 24. We use version r10e. We use Oracle JDK Version 8. This is a tool used to build Java applications. Compared to Ant, this is a more modern Java build automation tool capable of managing external dependencies. The current versions of these tools will run on Windows without using any intermediate compatibility layer; they do not require Cygwin any more.

Both NDK and SDK will have new versions from time to time, so it might be helpful to have the version number on the folder name and manage NDK folders per project if necessary. html. We will install all these tools into the user’s home folder; in our case, it is /Users/sk. html, in your browser and check for updated versions of the Android SDK and NDK. 1. zip 2. zip 3. bin 4. bin 5. profile file in your home directory: export PATH=/Users/sk/android-ndk-r10e:/Users/sk/android-ndkr10e/prebuilt/darwin-x86_64/bin:/Users/sk/android-sdk-macosx/platformtools:$PATH 6.

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