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Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments

by Jim Wilson

A fast-paced tutorial that guides you through everything you need to know about dynamic UI design for Android devices.This book is for developers with a basic understanding of Android programming who would like to improve the appearance and usability of their applications. Whether you're looking to create a more interactive user experience, create more dynamically adaptive UIs, provide better support for tablets and smartphones in a single app, reduce the complexity of managing your app UIs, or you are just trying to expand your UI design philosophy, then this book is for you.

Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments - Second Edition

by Jim Wilson

Create engaging apps with fragments to provide a rich user interface that dynamically adapts to the individual characteristics of your customers' tablets and smartphones About This Book * From an eminent author comes a book that will help you create engaging apps that dynamically adapt to individual device characteristics * The only book that includes the latest fragment-oriented features and their role in Material design * This book provides code-intensive discussions and detailed examples that help you understand better and learn faster. Who This Book Is For This book is for developers with a basic understanding of Android programming who would like to improve the appearance and usability of their applications by creating a more interactive user experience and dynamically adaptive UIs; providing better support for tablets and smartphones in a single app; and reducing the complexity of managing app UIs. What You Will Learn * Learn the role and capabilities of fragments * Use Android Studio's fragment-oriented features * Create an app UI that works effectively on smartphones and tablets * Manage the creation and life cycle of fragments * Dynamically manage fragments using the FragmentTransaction class * Learn the application design for communicating between fragments * Leverage fragments when implementing applications that take advantage of the latest features of Material Design In Detail Today's users expect mobile apps to be dynamic and highly interactive, with rich navigation features. These same apps must look fantastic whether running on a medium-resolution smartphone or high-resolution tablet. Fragments provide the toolset we need to meet these user expectations by enabling us to build our applications out of adaptable components that take advantage of the rich capabilities of each individual device and automatically adapt to their differences. This book looks at the impact fragments have on Android UI design and their role in both simplifying many common UI challenges and in providing best practices for incorporating rich UI behaviors. We look closely at the roll of fragment transactions and how to work with the Android back stack. Leveraging this understanding, we explore several specialized fragment-related classes such as ListFragment and DialogFragment. We then go on to discuss how to implement rich navigation features such as swipe-based screen browsing, and the role of fragments when developing applications that take advantage of the latest aspects of Material Design. You will learn everything you need to provide dynamic, multi-screen UIs within a single activity, and the rich UI features demanded by today's mobile users. Style and approach A fast-paced learning guide that gives a hands-on, code-intensive approach with a focus on real-world applications.

Firebrand's Lady

by Jim Wilson

Her blood pounding with fear, her red-gold hair damp in the night fog, .Morgana desperately turned to face the Norman knight who pursued her., Blaise De Rouen, the firebrand of William the Conquerer, believed her to be Lady Kirsten, daughter of the Saxon Lord whose castle he had come to claim., But Morganna had been raised in a peasant's cottage. Seperated from her twin sister at birth and told she was the lord's illegimitate love child. Blaise knew naught of this dark past. To him, she was the prize he sought,, the lady he intended to take as his conquerer's right. Now when she felt herself wrenched against Blaise's iron-hard body, Morgana called on all the courage of her heritage, determined to play out the deception and to use her position to spy for the Saxon resistance.

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