This chapter talks about the different animation features built into Android. Here, we cover everything from using animated GIF and frame-by-frame animation to using the two animation frameworks that the Android SDK has to offer: tweened or view animation and the more robust property animation features that were added in later versions of the Android SDK.
The Android platform supports several types of graphics animation:
• Animated GIF images
• Frame-by-frame animation
• Tweened animation (also known as view animation)
• Property animation
Animated GIFs store the animation frames in the image, and you simply include these GIFs like any other graphic-drawable resource. For frame-by-frame ...