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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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UI Development

In the previous chapter, we saw how Android Studio provides many invaluable tools for designing layouts quickly and simply. However, we only concerned ourselves with the design of static UIs. This, of course, is an essential first step, but our interfaces can, and should, be dynamic. And, according to material design guidelines, user interactions should be illustrated graphically using movement and color to intuitively demonstrate the action being performed, such as the ripple animations that result from tapping on a button.

To see how this is done, we need to look at a practical example and start building a simple, but functional, application. But first, we will examine one or two more ways of applying the look and feel we ...

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