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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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4. Android Navigation and Interface Design

App development for mobile devices is, as discussed in Chapter 2, “App Design Issues and Considerations,” both similar to and different from development for other platforms. Navigation within an app follows this pattern. Different functionality is provided on different screens (windows in a traditional environment), and the app designer has to both provide the capacity to switch between those screens and make it easy and relatively obvious for users to do so when they want or need to access the functionality provided by them. Likewise, screen design is both similar to and different from the traditional user interface design. In a traditional environment, a window design is made up of a set of visible ...

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