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Android™ User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps by Ian G. Clifton

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Chapter 6. Developing the App Foundation

After having done the initial design work in the previous chapter, it is now time to start developing. This is often one of the most exciting parts of developing an app; you can go from no code to a working prototype very quickly. This chapter focuses on the process of breaking down a design into actual views within Android and implementing them. The key here is that you are not creating final code, but testing the theory of the initial design. It is important to remember that the design is just that—a theory—so testing it proves whether or not it will work. Because the design is not finalized, it is important to avoid spending significant time perfecting the code and layouts at this point. Instead, you ...

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