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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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19. Working with Animation

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.

Exploring Android’s Animation Abilities

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 ...

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