Android Design Patterns

Master the challenges of Android user interface development with these sample patterns

With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions.

  • Includes sample patterns for welcome and home screens, searches, sorting and filtering, data entry, navigation, images and thumbnails, interacting with the environment and networks, and more
  • Features tablet-specific patterns and patterns for avoiding results you don’t want
  • Illustrated, step-by-step instructions describe what the pattern is, how it works, when and why to use it, and related patterns and anti-patterns
  • A companion website offers additional content and a forum for interaction

Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market.

From the Back Cover
Everything you need to create a spectacular mobile experience!

The state of the Android ecosystem right now is the perfect storm, combining the factors for explosive near-term growth and long-term market dominance. Now’s the time to begin designing and developing Android 4 apps, and this book is about what works: patterns.

Here are 58 essential interaction design patterns for handling the most challenging aspects of Android app design: the welcome experience, home screen, navigation, search, sorting and filtering, data entry, and forms. Equally important are 12 antipatterns, describing common mistakes to avoid in your quest for customer empowerment, delight, and enjoyment. Here’s everything you need to create a spectacular mobile experience.

  • In-depth review of 58 essential native Android 4 patterns
  • A complete methodology for building and user-testing effective, inexpensive prototypes
  • Case studies of what works and what doesn’t
  • Android interpretations of great ideas from other mobile operating systems
  • Chapters devoted to key design patterns for mobile banking and tablets
  • Experimental patterns to explore the cutting edge of Android design

Table of Contents
Part I: UX Principles and Android OS Considerations
Chapter 1. Design for Android: A Case Study
Chapter 2. What Makes Android Different
Chapter 3. Android Fragmentation
Chapter 4. Mobile Design Process

Part II: Android Design Patterns and Antipatterns
Chapter 5. Welcome Experience
Chapter 6. Home Screen
Chapter 7. Search
Chapter 8. Sorting and Filtering
Chapter 9. Avoiding Missing and Undesirable Results
Chapter 10. Data Entry
Chapter 11. Forms
Chapter 12. Mobile Banking
Chapter 13. Navigation
Chapter 14. Tablet Patterns

Book Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (March 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118394151
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118394151
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