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Android 3.0 Animations by Alex Shaw

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Summary

Now you know a little bit more about how the Android animation systems work, on their own as well as together in an application. You've seen how:

  • A frame animation can be used to display animations composed of several pre-prepared frames and that its strength is its simplicity
  • A transition is a simple fade between two animations
  • Tweens bring motion to humdrum old form interfaces, explaining highlighting and events to make interaction intuitive and fun
  • Animators let you animate a view, or any other compatible object, by making continuous modifications to its display parameters
  • Surfaces allow you to strip away the ordinary Android display features, and get a bare-bones engine to show fast, efficient animations
  • View-based animations are integrated ...

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