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Android 3.0 Animations by Alex Shaw

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Time for action—getting messages from houses

Our users are happy with the changes that we made to reduce distraction, but now they are complaining that it is quite hard to see at a glance which message is coming from which house. They would like a visual cue that shows which house each notification is coming from.

To achieve this, we are going to add an animation that makes the notification fly out of its respective house, like a kind of letter. This is a simple metaphor and will help to visually associate the message with the house.

We are going to tone down "party mode" so that we can focus on making the notification animation clear and easy to understand.

  1. First up, let's slow down the app a little bit. You can open up src/com/packt/animation/notifications/NotificationsView.java ...

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