Smashing Android UI: Responsive User Interfaces and Design Patterns for Android Phones and Tablets

Smashing Android UI: Responsive User Interfaces and Design Patterns for Android Phones and Tablets
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  • eBook:
    Smashing Android UI: Responsive User Interfaces and Design Patterns for Android Phones and Tablets
  • Author:
    Juhani Lehtimaki
  • Edition:
    1 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    October 15, 2012
  • ISBN:
    1118387287
  • ISBN-13:
    9781118387283
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    384 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
Designers and developers, create smashing apps for Android devices
If you're developing applications for Android smartphones and tablets, you know it isn't enough just to create the app. The application has to be intuitive, well laid out, and easy to use. Smashing Android UI shows you just how to do that. Starting with basic components, this practical, full-color book shows you how to create scalable layouts, make use of adaptive layouts and fragments, follow Android design best practices, and design sleek, intuitive user interfaces using Android UI design patterns.
One of the newest guides in the terrific Smashing Magazine book series, this book takes you beyond the basics with expert techniques and innovative ideas. Learn smart solutions that will help you avoid pitfalls while building apps that can scale up to a multitude of possible Android device-and-browser combinations.
  • Teaches practical techniques for developing and designing applications that work on all Android phones and tablets
  • Helps developers who have Android experience, but not necessarily design experience, as well as designers who want to follow Android design best practices and patterns
  • Starts with how to use simple components and then moves on to building scalable layouts
  • Covers adaptive layouts and fragments, responsive design, and how to design user interfaces using Android UI design patterns
Smashing Android UI: Responsive Android UI and Design Patterns for Phones and Tablets helps you create apps for the hottest thing in technology--Android devices!

Content

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID DESIGN
Chapter 1: Introduction to Usability and User Interface Design
Chapter 2: Don’t Start Coding Just Yet
Chapter 3: Considerations in Designing for Mobile and Touch Devices
Chapter 4: Exploring the Android Platform

PART II: ANDROID PLATFORM FEATURES AND UI COMPONENTS
Chapter 5: Android App Structure and Online Guidelines
Chapter 6: Android Intents
Chapter 7: Android App Navigation Structure
Chapter 8: Home Screen App Widgets
Chapter 9: Notifying and Informing Users
Chapter 10: Designing For Hardware Buttons, Input Methods, and Sensors
Chapter 11: Designing Platform User Interface Components

PART III: SCALABLE ANDROID DESIGN
Chapter 12: Managing Android Resources
Chapter 13: Android App Layouts
Chapter 14: Scalable Graphics
Chapter 15: Beyond Scalable – Responsive Design
Chapter 16: Implementing Responsive User Interfaces

PART IV: ANDROID UI DESIGN PATTERNS
Chapter 17: Introduction to User Interface Design Patterns
Chapter 18: User Action Design Patterns
Chapter 19: Navigation and Layout Design Patterns
Chapter 20: Data Design Patterns
Chapter 21: User Interface Design Anti-Patterns

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