Chapter 6. Unveiling 2D Animation

The previous chapters gave you a broad introduction to UI programming in Android. In this chapter, we would like to further strengthen your ability to create intuitive and appealing applications on the Android Platform by covering the animation capabilities of the Android SDK. If our experience is any guide, animation puts a lot of creativity at the hands of a programmer.

Animation is a process by which an object on a screen changes its color, position, size, or orientation over time. Android supports three types of animation: frame-by-frame animation, which occurs when a series of frames is drawn one after the other at regular intervals; layout animation, in which you animate views inside a container view such ...

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