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Android User Interface Development by Jason Morris

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Developing an online music store

A great example of a content-centric layout is a music store built into a media player application. The ability to buy music directly from the media player is a massively user-friendly feature, and also fits nicely with the way Android applications behave as "connected" applications instead of purely offline systems. Android also makes it very easy to truly include the shop as part of the application instead of simply providing a link to an appropriate website. Generally, users are more inclined to feel a sense of trust if they pick the Buy Music button and are not suddenly whisked off to their web browser. Having both online and offline parts of your application properly integrated can also go a long way for your ...

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