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By Jessica Thornsby

Key Features

  • Take an preliminary thought for an Android app and enhance it right into a special plan, supported by way of sketches and wireframes
  • Provide a greater event in your clients through following top practices and the hot fabric layout principles
  • Work extra successfully and store time by way of checking out your rules at an early degree through construction a prototype

Book Description

Great layout is among the key drivers within the adoption of recent purposes, but regrettably layout concerns are usually overlooked 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 via displaying you the way to get your PM to begin treating the layout part of your venture heavily. This booklet is targeted totally at the improvement of UI gains, and you will be capable of virtually enforcing the layout practices that we extol in the course of the book.

Starting by way of in brief outlining many of the elements you must bear in mind whilst development a UI, you will research the options of Android consumer Interface from scratch. We then stream directly to formulate a plan on tips on how to enforce those thoughts in numerous purposes. we are going to deep dive into how UI good points are applied in real-world purposes the place UIs are advanced and dynamic.

This e-book 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 average UIs for contemporary purposes. it's going to then hide fabric layout and assist you enforce Google's layout aesthetic in a pragmatic demeanour. eventually, it guarantees the very best consumer adventure via interpreting the UI utilizing numerous instruments, after which addressing any difficulties they uncover.

By the top of the e-book, you will leverage the strategies of Android consumer Interface on your purposes so as to allure new customers.

What you are going to learn

  • Develop a person interface that clings to all of the center fabric layout principles
  • Transform your preliminary app proposal right into a concrete and targeted plan
  • Add perspectives, ViewGroups, layouts, and customary UI elements on your personal Android projects
  • Use fragments and numerous suggestions to collect person input
  • Create a brand new Android Studio venture and strengthen it right into a prototype
  • Identify and remedy issues of your app's UI to bring a greater consumer experience

About the Author

Jessica Thornsby studied poetry, prose, and script writing at Bolton college ahead of getting to know the realm of open resource and technical writing, and hasn't ever regarded again due to the fact that. this 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. whilst no longer wordsmithing approximately know-how and obsessing concerning the newest Android advancements, she retains a web publication 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 seashore, frightening videos, and spending plenty of time together with her residence rabbits and chinchillas.

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Alternatively, you can go window shopping by browsing the Android style guide, which contains a wide range of colors and their corresponding hex codes. html#color-color-palet te. Once you have your hex code, you can take the quick and easy route of entering the code directly into your layout resource file: android:background="#0000ff" [ 47 ] What Goes into an Effective UI? This may seem quick, but it might just end up costing you more time in the long run. Since consistency is a big part of providing a great user experience, chances are that you'll use the same colors multiple times throughout your application, and typing out the entire hex code every single time you want to use that color can really add up.

For example, if you create two buttons, you can distinguish between them by assigning them the IDs yesButton and noButton. myButton) Once this method returns the desired view, you can interact with the view programmatically. [ 44 ] What Goes into an Effective UI? Setting a view's size In the same way you need to set the size of your layout container, you need to set the size of all the views you add to your layout resource file. The good news is that you can use exactly the same attributes and values, which means you can add android:layout_width and android:layout_height to your layout resource file, and then choose from the following values: wrap_content: This sets the view's height or width to the minimum size required to accommodate the view's content.

Styles and themes allow you to define a group of attributes once and then use them throughout your app. So, you could create a style that specifies that text should be blue with the monospace typeface, and then you can apply this style across your entire application. Instantly, all your text will have the same formatting. Styles and themes can be simple, such as our text example, or you can create long lists of attributes that dictate how every element of your UI should look and feel, from the shade of the action bar, to the background image and the amount of padding used throughout your layout.

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