The material design team at Google gives a clear definition of what settings in your Android app should do.
Since Android 1.5, application widgets have enabled users to get information, control apps, and perform crucial tasks, all from the comfort of their homescreens.
Lists of related items are needed for almost every app. An example of this is your Gmail app, which displays a scrollable list of messages. To add this functionality to your app, make use of the Android ListView component.
The material design team at Google defines the functionality of dialogs in Android as follows:
While Activity handles user interaction with your app, Layout determines how the app should look. In this post, you’ll learn how a layout defines the visual structure for a user interface, such as the UI for an activity or app widget.
In this three-part series, we’ve been exploring all the major Java 8 features that you can start using in your Android projects today.
The Java Virtual Machine, or JVM for short, supports multithreading. Any process you run on it is free to create a reasonable number of threads to perform multiple tasks asynchronously. However, writing code that can do so in an optimal and error-free manner can be extremely hard. Over the years, Java, other JVM languages, and a lot of third-party libraries have tried to come up with creative and elegant approaches to address this problem.
Kotlin is a modern programming language that compiles to Java bytecode. It’s free and open source, and makes coding for Android even more fun.
Kotlin is a modern programming language that compiles to Java bytecode. It is free and open source, and promises to make coding for Android even more fun.
Do you want to get started using one of the hottest new programming languages out there? Then check out our new course, Kotlin Fundamentals.
Java 8 was a huge step forward for the programming language and now, with the release of Android Studio 3.0, Android developers finally have access to built-in support for some of Java 8’s most important features.