Learn how to make mobile native app development easier. If your team frequently works with both iOS and Android – or plans to transition from one to the other – this hands-on guide shows you how to perform the most common development tasks in each platform. Want to learn how to make network connections in iOS? Or how to work with a database in Android? This book has you covered.

In the book’s first part, authors Shaun Lewis and Mike Dunn from O’Reilly’s mobile engineering group provide a list of common, platform-agnostic tasks. The second part helps you create a bare-bones app in each platform, using the techniques from part one.

Common file and database operations; Network communication with remote APIs; Application lifecycle; Custom views and components; Threading and asynchronous work; Unit and integration tests; Configuring, building, and running an app on a device. …