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Android 3.0 Animations by Alex Shaw

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Chapter 1. Animation Techniques on Android

There are so many ways to make an animation on Android that you might get a little lost if you don't know where to start. So here is the grand tour! You'll find out how all the techniques in this book can be used to make your application stand out from the rest.

Animations are divided loosely into a spectrum. At the top of the spectrum there are the simplest kinds of animation, and at the bottom there are the most complex kinds.

In this chapter, we shall look at the following:

  • Animations that just show the same animation every time you play it. Or, if they do change, then they follow some simple pre-defined pattern. These are frame animations.
  • Animations that apply to a widget-based application, which take ...

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