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Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose

By : Thomas Künneth
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Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose

By: Thomas Künneth

Overview of this book

Jetpack Compose is Android’s new framework for building fast, beautiful, and reliable native user interfaces. It simplifies and significantly accelerates UI development on Android using the declarative approach. This book will help developers to get hands-on with Jetpack Compose and adopt a modern way of building Android applications. The book is not an introduction to Android development, but it will build on your knowledge of how Android apps are developed. Complete with hands-on examples, this easy-to-follow guide will get you up to speed with the fundamentals of Jetpack Compose such as state hoisting, unidirectional data flow, and composition over inheritance and help you build your own Android apps using Compose. You'll also cover concepts such as testing, animation, and interoperability with the existing Android UI toolkit. By the end of the book, you'll be able to write your own Android apps using Jetpack Compose.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1:Fundamentals of Jetpack Compose
Part 2:Building User Interfaces
Part 3:Advanced Topics

Exploring the future

This book is based on Jetpack Compose 1.0, the first stable version of the library, which was released in July 2021. Just like all other Jetpack components, Google is constantly enhancing and updating Compose. At the time of finishing the manuscript, version 1.1 was in beta. When it becomes stable, I will update the repository accompanying this book to reflect the changes. You can find the latest version of the samples of this book at

Jetpack Compose 1.1 will offer bug fixes, new functionality, and performance improvements. New features include the following:

  • The Compose compiler will support older versions of the Compose runtime. This allows you to use the latest tooling while still targeting older Compose versions.
  • Touch target sizing (UI elements may get extra spacing to make them more accessible).
  • ImageVector caching.
  • Support for Android 12 stretch overscroll...