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Android UI Fundamentals: Develop & Design

By Jason Ostrander

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Feb 22, 2012


Author Jason Ostrander walks developers through the different choices available on their way to creating a well-designed application for Android. While building a simple application, Jason works through the basics of Android UI development including layout, event handling, menus and notifications. The author then shows the proper way to load and display images, create advanced dialogs and progress indicators, add animation, and how to build custom UI elements. Jason discusses the proper way of adding interaction through gestures and the advanced graphical options available using Canvas, Renderscript and OpenGL. Finally, he discusses tablet development, the unique differences between phone and tablet UI, and the new APIs available to tablet developers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Getting Started
3. First Application
4. Going Further
5. Images
6. App Widgets
7. Advanced Views
8. Gestures
9. Animation
10. Creating Custom UI elements
11. Building Tablet Apps
12. Advanced Graphics
13. Localization and Accessibility


Android UI Fundamentals: Develop & Design

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