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Android Studio Cookbook

By : Mike van Drongelen
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Android Studio Cookbook

By: Mike van Drongelen

Overview of this book

This book starts with an introduction of Android Studio and why you should use this IDE rather than Eclipse. Moving ahead, it teaches you to build a simple app that requires no backend setup but uses Google Cloud or Parse instead. After that, you will learn how to create an Android app that can send and receive text and images using Google Cloud or Parse as a backend. It explains the concepts of Material design and how to apply them to an Android app. Also, it shows you how to build an app that runs on an Android wear device. Later, it explains how to build an app that takes advantage of the latest Android SDK while still supporting older Android versions. It also demonstrates how the performance of an app can be improved and how memory management tools that come with the Android Studio IDE can help you achieve this. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop high quality apps with a minimum amount of effort using the Android Studio IDE.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Android Studio Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Ripples and elevations

While elevations and ripples are not exactly to be considered to make people more beautiful, applying these and other material design principles to our app will certainly contribute to the beautification of it.

In the previous recipe, we created a list to show all logged drinks. In this recipe we will add an elevated button to add new entries. Also, we will create a new activity.

For each entry, the user can describe some thoughts on what he drank. Of course, the user has to be able to take a selfie each time so that later he can check whether drinking all that water or green tea (or beer for that matter, if the user of our app does have a slightly different objective than that this app has been intended for) indeed did have a positive effect on his health and his (or her) looks.

Getting ready

For this recipe, it would be great if you have the previous recipe completed as this will build upon our previous achievements.

How to do it...

Let's add a floating button and create...