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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fifth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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12. Embracing Material Design

Android 5.0 API level 21 introduced the concept known as material design. Material design is an attempt by Google to create a standard for design and development of applications, and not just for Android. Material design is a specification—a set of rules that should remain standard across different platforms. Material design is branded as a visual language that is aimed at guiding designers and developers for using the best practices of visual, interaction, and motion design. Development using the material design concepts is platform specific, meaning the native Android material code you write for your Android application will not work for a Web application that is coded in HTML and JavaScript. In this chapter, we ...

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