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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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7. Designing Powerful User Interfaces

The Android platform has matured over time, especially when it comes to the user experience. We’ve already talked about many of the user interface controls you can leverage in your applications. Now we take a broader look at some of the user interface features available in the Android SDK, including various kinds of menus, action bars, styles, and themes. We also talk about the Android development team’s new initiative to document a set of guidelines and best practices for Android application design.

Following Android User Interface Guidelines

When we wrote the first edition of this book several years ago, design was not the focus, and really it still isn’t—not for us developers with little artistic sense ...

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