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  • Title GUI Design for Android Apps
  • Author(s) Ryan Cohen, Tao Wang
  • Publisher: Apress Open, 2014 edition (August 17, 2014)
  • License(s): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Paperback 156 pages
  • ebook PDF (5.4 MB) and ePub (2.5 MB)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 1484203836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484203835 (Print) 978-1484203828 (Online)
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Book Description

GUI Design for Android Apps is the perfect - and concise - introduction for mobile app developers and designers. Through easy-to-follow tutorials, code samples, and case studies, the book shows the must-know principles for user-interface design for Android apps running on the Intel platform, including smartphones, tablets and embedded devices.

This book is jointly developed for individual learning by Intel Software College and China Shanghai JiaoTong University, and is excerpted from Android Application Development for the Intel® Platform.

The book is primarily for app developers, software engineers and open-source programming enthusiasts, but can also be used by for training programs and Codeacademy-style programs.

  • Key aspects of why UI and UX design for embedded systems is different than for desktops
  • Troubleshooting UI design issues
  • Understanding how key concepts such as state transition, context class, and intent work
  • How to use the interface app design tools provided by Android
  • Planning for complex apps (apps with multiple activities)
  • Optimizing app design for touch screen input
About the Authors
  • Ryan Cohen is the contributing editor responsible for leading the international team of content contributors who created this Intel learning resource; he's also an Android enthusiast and Portland State graduate. Ryan has been following Android since 2011 when he made the switch from Apple iOS*. When he is not writing about Android, he spends his time researching anything and everything new in the world of Android.
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