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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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6. Lists in Android: Navigation and Information Display

Lists are very useful tools and have become ubiquitous in mobile computing. So much so that my daughter asked, after seeing my brother-in-law with a cast needed because of carpal tunnel syndrome from computer use, if she was going to get a similar disease because she does this so often. With that she moved her index finger in the list swipe gesture. Lists are so common because they are a very useful way to organize, display, and access large amounts of data on a very small screen. This chapter explores the implementation of lists in Android. It covers simple lists that exploit the built-in list capabilities of the Android SDK and then examines the development of more complex lists, tailored ...

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