Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments

Packt Publishing Ltd
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A fast-paced tutorial that guides you through everything you need to know about dynamic UI design for Android devices.This book is for developers with a basic understanding of Android programming who would like to improve the appearance and usability of their applications. Whether you’re looking to create a more interactive user experience, create more dynamically adaptive UIs, provide better support for tablets and smartphones in a single app, reduce the complexity of managing your app UIs, or you are just trying to expand your UI design philosophy, then this book is for you.
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About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has nearly 30 years of software engineering experience with the past 13 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing Android and iOS device applications. Jim’s passion is teaching and mentoring software developers. He is a regular contributor of Android-related training materials to Pluralsight (http://training.jwhh.com), a leading provider of online developer training. Jim has authored over 30 articles on device application development and has developed mobility and smart client curriculums for several organizations. You can find Jim speaking at a variety of industry conferences including AnDevCon, Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, Tech Ed, VS Live, Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference, and many others.Jim and his wife, along with several cats, live in Celebration, Florida (just 3 miles from Walt Disney World). Check out Jim's blog (http://blog.jwhh.com) where he talks about a variety of mobile software development issues as well as the fun of life just 3 miles from the "House of Mouse". You can reach Jim at androidtraining@jwhh.com.
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Publisher
Packt Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Sep 25, 2013
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Pages
122
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ISBN
9781783283101
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Desktop Applications / Project Management Software
Computers / Internet / Application Development
Computers / User Interfaces
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This content is DRM free.
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