By Juhani Lehtimaki

Designers and builders, create smashing apps for Android devices

If you are constructing functions for Android smartphones and drugs, you recognize it is not adequate simply to create the app. the appliance should be intuitive, good laid out, and straightforward to exploit. Smashing Android UI indicates you simply how you can do this. beginning with uncomplicated parts, this sensible, full-color ebook exhibits you the way to create scalable layouts, utilize adaptive layouts and fragments, persist with Android layout top practices, and layout modern, intuitive consumer interfaces utilizing Android UI layout patterns.

One of the most recent courses within the wonderful Smashing Magazine publication sequence, this e-book takes you past the fundamentals with professional recommendations and cutting edge rules. study shrewdpermanent strategies to help you keep away from pitfalls whereas development apps which can scale as much as a mess of attainable Android device-and-browser combinations.

  • Teaches functional recommendations for constructing and designing functions that paintings on all Android telephones and capsules
  • Helps builders who've Android event, yet now not inevitably layout adventure, in addition to designers who are looking to stick with Android layout top practices and styles
  • Starts with how one can use easy elements after which strikes directly to development scalable layouts
  • Covers adaptive layouts and fragments, responsive layout, and the way to layout person interfaces utilizing Android UI layout patterns

Smashing Android UI: Responsive Android UI and layout styles for telephones and Tablets is helping you create apps for the most popular factor in technology--Android devices!

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