O'Reilly logo

Android Studio Cookbook by Mike van Drongelen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 3. Material Design

This chapter will teach you what material design is about, why it is such a great improvement, and why you should use it for your apps.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Recycler views and card views
  • Ripples and elevations
  • Great transitions

Introduction

With the introduction of material design, the looks of Android apps will finally mature. They can compete very well with iOS designs. Android material apps have a flat design, but come with some interesting differences such as elevations. Consider the following figure for example:

Introduction

Think of it as multiple slides of paper. It is based on, well, materials. Each slide of paper ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required