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By Jessica Thornsby

Key Features

  • Take an preliminary notion for an Android app and enhance it right into a precise plan, supported by means of sketches and wireframes
  • Provide a greater event on your clients by way of following top practices and the recent fabric layout principles
  • Work extra successfully and shop time via trying out your rules at an early level by way of construction a prototype

Book Description

Great layout is likely one of the key drivers within the adoption of latest purposes, but regrettably layout issues are frequently ignored within the face of "will it work," "can we make it quicker," or "can we get extra humans utilizing it"?

This e-book seeks to redress this stability by means of exhibiting you the way to get your PM to begin treating the layout section of your undertaking heavily. This ebook is targeted fullyyt at the improvement of UI good points, and you will be in a position to virtually imposing the layout practices that we extol during the book.

Starting via in brief outlining a number of the components you must have in mind while construction a UI, you will study the techniques of Android consumer Interface from scratch. We then circulation directly to formulate a plan on easy methods to enforce those thoughts in a number of functions. we'll deep dive into how UI beneficial properties are carried out in real-world functions the place UIs are complicated and dynamic.

This publication bargains close to entire assurance of UI-specific content material together with, perspectives, fragments, the wireframing approach, and the way so as to add in splash screens-everything you must make expert commonplace UIs for contemporary functions. it is going to then conceal fabric layout and enable you to enforce Google's layout aesthetic in a realistic demeanour. eventually, it guarantees the absolute best consumer event by means of reading the UI utilizing a number of instruments, after which addressing any difficulties they uncover.

By the tip of the e-book, you can leverage the recommendations of Android person Interface on your functions so that it will allure new customers.

What you are going to learn

  • Develop a person interface that clings to the entire middle fabric layout principles
  • Transform your preliminary app suggestion right into a concrete and distinctive plan
  • Add perspectives, ViewGroups, layouts, and customary UI elements in your personal Android projects
  • Use fragments and diverse thoughts to collect person input
  • Create a brand new Android Studio venture and increase it right into a prototype
  • Identify and remedy issues of your app's UI to carry a greater consumer experience

About the Author

Jessica Thornsby studied poetry, prose, and script writing at Bolton collage ahead of researching the area of open resource and technical writing, and hasn't ever regarded again due to the fact that. this present day, she is a technical author and full-time Android fanatic dwelling in sunny Sheffield, England.

She enjoys writing approximately rooting and flashing cellular units, Java, Eclipse, and all issues Android and Google. whilst no longer wordsmithing approximately know-how and obsessing concerning the newest Android advancements, she retains a weblog approximately her neighborhood nutrients scene, and writes approximately taking care of unique pets. at the infrequent events that she's dragged clear of her laptop, she enjoys beer gardens, curry homes, the good British beach, frightening video clips, and spending plenty of time together with her apartment rabbits and chinchillas.

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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.

34 ] What Goes into an Effective UI? Deep dive – exploring layouts Now that you have an idea of how views, ViewGroups, and Layouts come together to create a user interface, and how to create your user interface programmatically and in XML, it's time to look at each of Android's most common UI components in more detail. We'll start with the component that pretty much lays the foundation of any user interface: a layout container. The Android platform supports a range of layouts, so your first task is deciding which layout best meets your design needs.

The Android platform supports a range of layouts, so your first task is deciding which layout best meets your design needs. If you're struggling to make this decision, keep in mind that you can nest layouts within one another to create your perfect layout container. Don't go overboard with the nesting as this can have a negative impact on your app's performance. If you find yourself nesting multiple layouts, then this could be a sign that you're using the wrong kind of layout! Before you create any kind of layout, here are a few rules, regulations, and attributes that you need to get to grips with.

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