By Jessica Thornsby
- Take an preliminary notion for an Android app and strengthen it right into a designated plan, supported through sketches and wireframes
- Provide a greater adventure to your clients by means of following top practices and the hot fabric layout principles
- Work extra successfully and retailer time by way of trying out your rules at an early degree through construction a prototype
Great layout is among the key drivers within the adoption of recent functions, but regrettably layout concerns are usually missed within the face of "will it work," "can we make it quicker," or "can we get extra humans utilizing it"?
This ebook seeks to redress this stability by means of displaying you ways to get your PM to begin treating the layout section of your venture heavily. This publication is concentrated solely at the improvement of UI positive factors, and you will be capable of virtually imposing the layout practices that we extol through the book.
Starting by means of in brief outlining many of the components you want to take note of while development a UI, you are going to study the suggestions of Android consumer Interface from scratch. We then stream directly to formulate a plan on how one can enforce those options in a variety of purposes. we'll deep dive into how UI beneficial properties are carried out in real-world purposes the place UIs are advanced and dynamic.
This publication bargains close to whole assurance of UI-specific content material together with, perspectives, fragments, the wireframing method, and the way so as to add in splash screens-everything you must make expert normal UIs for contemporary functions. it's going to then disguise fabric layout and enable you to enforce Google's layout aesthetic in a realistic demeanour. ultimately, it guarantees the absolute best consumer adventure via interpreting the UI utilizing numerous instruments, after which addressing any difficulties they uncover.
By the tip of the ebook, you will leverage the thoughts of Android consumer Interface on your functions as a way to allure new customers.
What you are going to learn
- Develop a consumer interface that clings to the entire center fabric layout principles
- Transform your preliminary app inspiration right into a concrete and distinctive plan
- Add perspectives, ViewGroups, layouts, and customary UI parts for your personal Android projects
- Use fragments and diverse thoughts to collect person input
- Create a brand new Android Studio venture and boost it right into a prototype
- Identify and remedy issues of your app's UI to convey a greater consumer experience
About the Author
Jessica Thornsby studied poetry, prose, and script writing at Bolton college prior to researching the realm of open resource and technical writing, and hasn't ever regarded again considering. this present day, she is a technical author and full-time Android fanatic living in sunny Sheffield, England.
She enjoys writing approximately rooting and flashing cellular units, Java, Eclipse, and all issues Android and Google. while now not wordsmithing approximately expertise and obsessing concerning the most recent Android advancements, she retains a weblog approximately her neighborhood nutrition scene, and writes approximately taking care of unique pets. at the infrequent events that she's dragged clear of her computing device, she enjoys beer gardens, curry homes, the good British beach, frightening video clips, and spending plenty of time together with her condo rabbits and chinchillas.
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Context menus are special because they dynamically update to include the actions that are relevant to the selected content only. Context menus appear when you long press an onscreen element. The context menu you've probably encountered the most often is the Select All/Cut/Copy/Paste menu, which appears when you long press some text: [ 20 ] Introducing the Android UI Settings Settings is a mainstay of many Android applications as it gives users a way to tweak an app's behavior to better suit them.
Match_parent: This expands the view's height or width to fill all the available space. Density-independent pixels (dp): When you assign a dp measurement, the Android system scales the view up or down based on the specific density of the user's screen. An absolute unit: Although this is not recommended, you can also use absolute units of measurements: pixels, millimeters, or inches. Android gravity and layout gravity The gravity attribute specifies how an object should be positioned along the X and Y axis inside its enclosing object.
We'll cover merging in Chapter 9, Optimizing your UI. Once you've defined your layout resource file's root element, you're ready to build a view hierarchy by adding objects such as TextViews, Buttons, and ImageViews. To load a layout resource file, you need to reference it from your application's onCreate() callback implementation. main_layout. When the user loads your application, MainActivity will read this referenced layout resource file and display its content to the user. Declaring your UI programmatically The second option is to create your UI programmatically at runtime.
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