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  • Design user-friendly interfaces that support quick and easy access to information
  • Explore and implement multiple layouts in Android to design user interfaces for the different screen sizes and densities
  • Ensure a consistent user-interface experience and improve your application performance by reusing your application components
  • Design easy-on-the-eye themes for your Android applications
  • Display and select complex data structures from applications such as an address-book or calendar application by using Android widgets
  • Entertain your application users by animating visual queues of what the application is currently doing, and what effect their actions are having
  • Customize the built-in classes in Android to enhance the user interface by creating tabs and galleries
  • Leverage Android's resource loading system
  • Learn how best to present your user with information; or capture information from them
  • Work through examples featuring all major Android widgets, and some of the more unusual components

There are over 30,000 applications for Android that have been downloaded over a million times already. What makes yours any different? Building a compelling user-interface that people understand and enjoy is vital for the survival of a new application in an environment where look and feel may be the only thing between a user purchasing your application; or deleting it forever.

Working through examples, code-snippets, and screenshots this book introduces the fundamentals of good user-interface design from a developer's point of view. This book will put you above the rest by showing you how to build striking user interfaces to grasp your app users' attention enough to make them shell out some bucks to buy your application.

The Android User Interface Development Beginner's Guide will tell you everything you need to know to style your applications from bottom up. Given the importance of user-interface design on a touch-screen device, this book aims to equip its reader with the knowledge required to build killer Android applications. Starting simply, and keeping things easy, this book will take you on a step-by-step journey to understanding the principals of good user-interface design, and how to implement the best user interfaces on an Android mobile device. It aims at building design understanding on a chapter-by-chapter basis, while introducing platform knowledge through examples.

  • Leverage the Android platform's flexibility and power to design impactful user-interfaces
  • Build compelling, user-friendly applications that will look great on any Android device
  • Make your application stand out from the rest with styles and themes
  • A practical Beginner's Guide to take you step-by-step through the process of developing user interfaces to get your applications noticed!
Page Count 304
Course Length 9 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781849514484
Date Of Publication 24 Feb 2011


Jason Morris

Jason Morris is a systems and research engineer with over 19 years of experience in system architecture, research engineering, and large data analysis. His primary focus is machine learning with TensorFlow, CUDA, and Apache Spark.

Jason is also a speaker and a consultant for designing large-scale architectures, implementing best security practices on the cloud, creating near real-time image detection analytics with deep learning, and developing serverless architectures to aid in ETL. His most recent roles include solution architect, big data engineer, big data specialist, and instructor at Amazon Web Services. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Next Rev Technologies and his favorite command line program is netcat