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Android user interface development: beginner's guide: quickly design and develop compelling user interfaces for your Android applications

Android user interface development: beginner's guide: quickly design and develop compelling user interfaces for your Android applications

Morris, Jason

Annotation 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.A practical definitive guide for developers who want to design and develop attractive Android user-interfaces

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Software. Electronic books.
Published Birmingham, UK : Packt Pub 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Jason Morris
ISBN: 1849514488, 1849514496, 9781849514484, 9781849514491
Note: "Learn by doing: less theory, more results"--Cover.
Note: Includes index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 287 pages) : illustrations
Subject: User interfaces (Computer systems) Design.; Android (Electronic resource); Application software Development.; COMPUTERS System Administration General.; Mobile computing.; Mobile computing Software.; COMPUTERS Operating Systems Virtualization.; COMPUTERS Utilities.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks for FE Collection (UK)


  1. Developing a simple activity
  2. Presenting data for views
  3. Developing with specialized Android widgets
  4. Leveraging activities and intents
  5. Developing non-linear layouts
  6. Validating and handling input data
  7. Animating widgets and layouts
  8. Desiging content-centric activities
  9. Styling Android applications
  10. Building an application theme
  11. Appendix: Pop quiz answers.