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By Jessica Thornsby

Key Features

  • Take an preliminary notion for an Android app and boost it right into a exact plan, supported via sketches and wireframes
  • Provide a greater event on your clients through following most sensible practices and the recent fabric layout principles
  • Work extra successfully and keep time by way of trying out your rules at an early level via development a prototype

Book Description

Great layout is among the key drivers within the adoption of latest purposes, but regrettably layout issues are frequently missed 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 way of displaying you ways to get your PM to begin treating the layout section of your venture heavily. This booklet is concentrated solely at the improvement of UI gains, and you will be capable of virtually imposing the layout practices that we extol through the book.

Starting via in brief outlining many of the elements you want to take into account while construction a UI, you are going to research the thoughts of Android consumer Interface from scratch. We then stream directly to formulate a plan on the way to enforce those ideas in numerous purposes. we are going to deep dive into how UI gains are applied in real-world purposes the place UIs are advanced and dynamic.

This ebook bargains close to whole insurance 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 specialist usual UIs for contemporary functions. it is going to then conceal fabric layout and assist you enforce Google's layout aesthetic in a realistic demeanour. eventually, it guarantees the very best consumer event by way of studying the UI utilizing a variety of instruments, after which addressing any difficulties they uncover.

By the top of the ebook, you may leverage the strategies of Android person Interface on your purposes so one can allure new customers.

What you'll learn

  • Develop a consumer interface that clings to all of the middle fabric layout principles
  • Transform your preliminary app thought right into a concrete and precise plan
  • Add perspectives, ViewGroups, layouts, and customary UI elements for your personal Android projects
  • Use fragments and diverse concepts to assemble person input
  • Create a brand new Android Studio venture and advance it right into a prototype
  • Identify and resolve 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 learning the realm of open resource and technical writing, and hasn't ever regarded again on the grounds 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. while now not wordsmithing approximately expertise and obsessing in regards to 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 computing device, she enjoys beer gardens, curry homes, the nice British beach, frightening video clips, and spending plenty of time together with her condo rabbits and chinchillas.

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No pressure, then! The UI case study – Google+ When developing apps for Android, you never have to start completely from scratch, as the Android platform does a really good job of supplying a wide range of prebuilt UI components that you can simply drop into your UI. This means that the same UI elements crop up time and again in all sorts of Android apps. So, it's well worth spending some time seeing what we can learn from other Android applications—particularly apps that do UI well. In this section, we'll analyze the Google+ app, which comes preinstalled on many Android devices, and is also available to download for free from Google Play.

25 ] Introducing the Android UI Input controls Input controls are a variety of components provided by the Android platform that the user can interact with. Boot up any Android app on your device, and chances are it'll contain some form of input control—whether it's a button, a checkbox, a text field, or something else. Since your average Android user will have encountered these standard input controls many times before, including them in your UI guarantees that the majority of users will immediately know how to interact with at least some of your app's core UI elements.

In this section, we'll analyze the Google+ app, which comes preinstalled on many Android devices, and is also available to download for free from Google Play. We'll work our way through all the core UI components that Google uses in this app and look at what makes them so effective. [ 15 ] Introducing the Android UI The action bar The action bar runs along the top of the screen and typically contains action and navigation elements: Google+'s action bar contains three important UI elements that you'll typically want to include in your own Android UIs.

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