Android User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches by Ian G. Clifton

By Ian G. Clifton

Build Android Apps which are Stunningly beautiful, useful, and Intuitive

In today’s crowded Android market, it’s extra very important than ever to tell apart your apps. nice layout is easy methods to do this. Now, best Android app layout specialist Ian G. Clifton exhibits you ways to make your apps come alive and the way to bring apps that clients will wish, love, and buy!

Reflecting the Android 4.2 SDK, this booklet serves either as an educational for the whole layout and implementation method and as a convenient reference you’ll depend upon for each Android improvement venture.

Clifton exhibits the best way to create powerful designs, get them organized into Android elements, and movement gracefully from notion, to wireframe, to comp, to accomplished app. You’ll the right way to convey your individual voice, character, and elegance for your app designs; tips to leverage complex drawing ideas similar to PorterDuff compositing; the way to try designs on diversified Android units; and lots more and plenty more.

Android person Interface layout details every one step of the layout and improvement technique and includes broad downloadable pattern code, together with entire comprehensive apps.

  • Learn how Android has advanced to aid notable app design
  • Integrate app layout with improvement, from inspiration via deployment
  • Understand perspectives, the construction blocks of Android person interfaces
  • Make the main of wireframes and prototypes
  • Build effective layouts and combine tender animations
  • Make apps extra invaluable by means of instantly updating ListViews
  • Combine perspectives into customized parts
  • Use photograph compositing and different complicated techniques
  • Work with the canvas and complex drawing
  • Leverage Google Play and Amazon Appstore assets

One step at a time, this consultant is helping you bridge the space among Android builders and architects so that you can paintings with colleagues to create world-class app designs...or do it your self!

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Ian G. Clifton Acknowledgments Despite having been writing fervently since I was barely old enough to hold a pencil, this book would not have been possible without the help of many individuals. I舗d like to thank Executive Editor, Laura Lewin, who kept me on track despite the fact that I am perhaps the worst author to ever estimate chapter sizes and level of effort. Olivia Basegio, the Editorial Assistant, kept track of all the moving pieces despite that some days they moved slowly and others they moved at lightning speed.

You set the image the same way as with ImageView (typically using the src attribute or any of the setImageBitmap(Bitmap), setImageDrawable(Drawable), or setImageResource(int) methods), and you can change the button by setting the background to something other than the default. Views for Gathering User Input You already know about EditText, which you can get user input from, as well as both Button and ImageButton for handling simple touch events, but many more views can be used for collecting user input.

Permissions Department, One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458, or you may fax your request to (201) 236-3290. Google is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. Android, Gmail, Google Currents, Google Maps, Google Play, and Nexus are trademarks of Google, Inc. com, Inc. Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. R. Donnelley in Crawfordsville, Indiana. First printing: May 2013 Editor-in-Chief Mark Taub Acquisitions Editor Laura Lewin Development Editor Songlin Qiu Managing Editor Kristy Hart Project Editor Betsy Gratner Copy Editor Bart Reed Indexer Lisa Stumpf Proofreader Jess DeGabriele Technical Reviewers Joseph Annuzzi Cameron Banga Joshua Jamison Editorial Assistant Olivia Basegio Cover Designer Chuti Prasertsith Compositor Nonie Ratcliff Praise for Android User Interface Design 舠Android User Interface Design is a truly excellent book, written by one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Android developers.

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