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Table of Contets
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Cross referenced to origianl pages
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Book Content Summary
The Android Design Methods book, One of the most important skills any programmer should have is the ability to develop using the latest techniques, methods, and approaches. Apart from using state of the art methods, an Android developer is expected to know that Android is really a huge platform with devices that need different approaches and optimisations to work properly in them.
Design Methods is our first guide that introduces you to android developing. It takes you through the various android versions that have existed before as well as how to develop for the recent builds while still making your apps compatible with previous versions. This is the book that teaches how to make your app look appealing and well optimized. The entire guide focuses on the presentation of the app rather than the underlying technicalities when some interaction is made by the user.
Basically here is where you will learn how to make your app attract users who are actually going to use it. It is without any doubt the first place you should start from if you are new to android developing, for it explains the whole android mystery for new developers. It teaches you that android is just more than mobile phones. Design methods manual is also going to teach you how to create your very simple first application and advance those skills into developing more sophisticated apps which are actually usable in real life situations.
The precious knowledge of animation, app styling, different layouts, app components, patterns, and app usability is passed in this manual. It is a must-have for anyone looking for a manual all about graphically optimised app development, which is the actual driving force for any study. Whatever you learn here is what the users will be seeing and interacting with time to time throughout the entire use of your application.
All lessons here are based on material design, which is the latest and the recommended approach in developing User Interface for the modern approach. It was introduced after android version 5.0, has been persistent in version 6 and now we are at version 7 where it is still being applied. You won’t want to skip this part for, at some point, you will want to create an app using material design but targeting users running androids versions below 5.0.
Almost all UI skills will be taught here so in case you skip this guide then android developing might get tougher along the way. You can refer to this is a “Front-end” android development training. Apart from having the latest approaches, previous guides can always be downloaded for free for registered users, just in case you want to refer to those builds. Once again all pages are referenced to the android Developers website at exactly where the content was obtained in case you want an online reading. A link for a sample of this book is provided below. Take a look at it and, of course, come back for the real deal.
The Android Design Methods Book Updates
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