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By Ian G. Clifton

Construct Android Apps which are Stunningly beautiful, sensible, and Intuitive In today’s crowded Android industry, it’s extra very important than ever to distinguish your apps. nice layout is tips to do this. Now, major 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 purchase! Reflecting the Android 4.2 SDK, this e-book serves either as an instructional for the complete layout and implementation strategy and as a convenient reference you’ll depend upon for each Android improvement venture. Clifton exhibits find out how to create potent designs, get them organized into Android elements, and circulate gracefully from suggestion, to wireframe, to comp, to comprehensive app. You’ll methods to deliver your individual voice, character, and elegance on your app designs find out how to leverage complex drawing concepts corresponding to PorterDuff compositing the right way to try out designs on different Android units and lots more and plenty extra. Android person Interface layout information each one step of the layout and improvement approach and comprises broad downloadable pattern code, together with entire comprehensive apps. find out how Android has developed to aid extraordinary app layout combine app layout with improvement, from concept via deployment comprehend perspectives, the construction blocks of Android consumer interfaces utilize wireframes and prototypes construct effective layouts and combine delicate animations Make apps extra precious by way of instantly updating ListViews mix perspectives into customized elements Use picture compositing and different complex concepts paintings with the canvas and complex drawing Leverage Google Play and Amazon Appstore resources One step at a time, this consultant is helping you bridge the distance 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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You can hide the status bar, but you almost never should. It’s acceptable to hide the system bars during video playback and it’s fine to hide the status bar when it might interfere with the user experience (for example, if you are making a game that involves frantic swiping, chances are accidentally swiping the status bar down will be problematic, so it is okay to hide the bar in that case). Casual games should typically still show the status bar (no reason for the user to have to leave a game of solitaire to check who that most recent email was from).

Bending to the user does not just mean adjusting your app to give the best experience on a given device; it also means picking up on user habits. How much you pick up their habits is up to you. The simplest method is just giving preferences that the user can set. Is your app a reading app? It might make sense to offer an option to force a particular orientation for reading while lying down. If your app switches to white on black at night, but the user always switches it back to black on white, your app can learn that preference.

Why would you spend a week developing some tolerable sharing tools when you can pass that work off to the user’s favorite apps? You can bet that regardless of whichever Twitter client the user is going to share with, the developer of that app spent more time on it than you can afford to for a single feature. You use existing Java classes, so why not use existing Android apps? This does not just go for sharing either. You can build an amazing alarm app that, from the user perspective, just triggers other apps.

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