Animation is an interesting feature in Android that has been available since the very beginning (API Level 1). In this chapter you will learn to use an Animation API called property animation, which was added to Honeycomb (API Level 11). The new API is more powerful than the previous animation technology called view animation. You should use property animation in new projects.
The Property Animation API consists of types in the android.animation package. The old animation API, called view animation, resides in the android.view.animation package. This chapter focuses on the new animation API and does not discuss the older technology. It also does not discuss drawable animation, which is the type of animation ...