No changes regarding Android L / Material Design in this section – just some pitfalls… Continue reading “Sunlight 3.07-3.13 – Preferences and Intents”
Using the latest tools (Android Studio and SDK), the AppBar won’t show up in the
SettingsActivity. Would be a simple solution to use a
PreferenceFragment inside a standard activity with a toolbar – but there are version issues… Continue reading “Sunlight 3.06 – The Preference App Bar Dilemma”
New transition effects, introduced with KitKat and completed in the Lollipop release allow a nice way to make smooth transitions between Activites. This is also one of the main concepts of user interface behavior in Material Design.
Replacing the ListView by RecyclerView required additional code. Setting a simple onItemClickListener on the items does even more. Don’t let the word “complicated” enter your mind. Replace it by “versatile”. Continue reading “Sunlight 3.01 to 3.03 – onItemClickListener on RecyclerView items”
Almost nothing new for Android L and Material Design with regard to chapter 2 “Connect Sunshine to the Cloud” of the Udacity course. But since we used a RecyclerView instead of the ListView, there is one minor difference. Continue reading “Sunlight 2.01 to 2.09 – Update adapter”
Another new feature introduced along Android L is the RecyclerView which ist basically a ListView on steroids. Much more powerful, but harder to tame at the same time.
[Outdated*] Let’s begin the new Sunlight project using Android Studio 1.x.
[Outdated*] A series of articles, intended as an addition to the Udacity online course “Developing Android Apps“. The Sunshine app – extended version for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Featuring Material Design and the v7 appcompat Support Libraries. Continue reading “Introducing the Sunlight Project”