Master the challenges of Android user interface development with these sample patterns
With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions.
Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market.
From the Back Cover
Everything you need to create a spectacular mobile experience!
The state of the Android ecosystem right now is the perfect storm, combining the factors for explosive near-term growth and long-term market dominance. Now’s the time to begin designing and developing Android 4 apps, and this book is about what works: patterns.
Here are 58 essential interaction design patterns for handling the most challenging aspects of Android app design: the welcome experience, home screen, navigation, search, sorting and filtering, data entry, and forms. Equally important are 12 antipatterns, describing common mistakes to avoid in your quest for customer empowerment, delight, and enjoyment. Here’s everything you need to create a spectacular mobile experience.
Table of Contents
Part I: UX Principles and Android OS Considerations
Chapter 1. Design for Android: A Case Study
Chapter 2. What Makes Android Different
Chapter 3. Android Fragmentation
Chapter 4. Mobile Design Process
Part II: Android Design Patterns and Antipatterns
Chapter 5. Welcome Experience
Chapter 6. Home Screen
Chapter 7. Search
Chapter 8. Sorting and Filtering
Chapter 9. Avoiding Missing and Undesirable Results
Chapter 10. Data Entry
Chapter 11. Forms
Chapter 12. Mobile Banking
Chapter 13. Navigation
Chapter 14. Tablet Patterns
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