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Looking for a powerful, efficient platform for next generation mobile devices? Excited about developing great apps with the latest mobile technology? It's time to find out more about Samsung's new smartphone platform bada!

Introduction to bada takes a practical approach to explaining what makes bada different. The book walks you through creating a great UI, showing you how easy it is to build apps with Flash support or those that talk to social networking services like Facebook or Twitter. You will learn how to make use of service-centric features such as maps and locations, remote content management and commerce services. You will discover how to take advantage of the possibilities offered by bada's extensive sensor support, providing features like face recognition or motion detection. Introduction to bada demonstrates how bada sustains an entire ecosystem, taking you all the way from that brilliant idea to a published app.

Learn how to:

• Get a basic app up and running
• Work with bada's native types and classes
• Create attractive user interfaces
• Explore bada service-centric features
• Use the code recipes supplied to help build your applications

This book will give you the information you need to start developing great applications with Samsung's powerful and well-abstracted SDK. You'll find out more about bada's highly efficient runtime and programming language capabilities, the seamless integration of service-centric features of the bada Server, and how to get to grips with tools like the simulator and event injector.

Throughout, the book is illustrated with code recipes that demonstrate many of the major APIs, from UI and platform basics to sensors, maps, and bada services. So whether you are an experienced mobile developer or just starting out with a great idea for an app, this book will tell you what you need to know.

Introduction to bada is the official guide to Samsung's new mobile platform.

If you have feedback on the book, please email the authors at innovator@samsung.com.

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A bit about the authors:

Ben Morris and Manfred Bortenschlager, Jon Lansdell, Cheng Luo, Michelle Somerville With review and input by: Hyeyoung Jung, HoKyung Kim, Hyun Gyoo Yook . . . and many others on the Samsung bada Team

Ben Morris freelances as a writer and developer specialising in mobile software including Symbian OS and mobile widgets. Since early 2008 he has been working with Samsung Mobile Innovator creating and commissioning technical content for Samsung’s developer portal. His mobile developer targeted technical papers have been published by Symbian, UIQ, Samsung, and Vodafone. He contributed chapters to Common Design Patterns for Symbian OS (Adrian Issott, John Wiley, 2008). While at Symbian, where he was a Senior System Architect, he wrote The Symbian OS Architecture Sourcebook: Design and Evolution of a Mobile Phone OS (John Wiley, 2007).