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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

Technical requirements

This chapter showcases three sample apps:

  • PredefinedLayoutsDemo
  • ConstraintLayoutDemo
  • CustomLayoutDemo

Please refer to the Technical requirements section of Chapter 1, Building Your First Compose App, for information about how to install and set up Android Studio, and how to get it. If you want to try the CheckboxWithLabel() composable from the Combining basic building blocks section, you can use the Sandbox app project in the top-level directory of this book's GitHub repository at Open its SandboxActivity and copy the composable functions from code_snippets.txt, which is located in the /chapter_04 folder.