Book Image

Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose

By : Thomas Künneth
Book Image

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


In this final chapter, we looked at the near future of Jetpack Compose and glimpsed neighboring platforms. Jetpack Compose 1.1 will bring bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features, for example, ExposedDropdownMenuBox() and NavigationRail(). Two samples (ExposedDropdownMenuBoxDemo and NavigationRailDemo) show you how to use them.

The second main section, Migrating to Material You, introduced you to Material 3 for Compose. This package brings Material You, the latest iteration of Google's beautiful design language, to Jetpack Compose apps. We looked at some differences between Material 2 and Material 3, for example, the simplified typography and color schemes.

Moving beyond Android showed you how to use your Jetpack Compose knowledge on another platform. I explained how to bring one of my sample composable functions to desktop.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading this book. You now have a thorough understanding of the core principles of Jetpack Compose...