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Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments - Second Edition

By : Jim Wilson
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Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments - Second Edition

By: Jim Wilson

Overview of this book

Today’s users expect mobile apps to be dynamic and highly interactive, with rich navigation features. These same apps must look fantastic whether running on a medium-resolution smartphone or high-resolution tablet. Fragments provide the toolset we need to meet these user expectations by enabling us to build our applications out of adaptable components that take advantage of the rich capabilities of each individual device and automatically adapt to their differences. This book looks at the impact fragments have on Android UI design and their role in both simplifying many common UI challenges and in providing best practices for incorporating rich UI behaviors. We look closely at the roll of fragment transactions and how to work with the Android back stack. Leveraging this understanding, we explore several specialized fragment-related classes such as ListFragment and DialogFragment. We then go on to discuss how to implement rich navigation features such as swipe-based screen browsing, and the role of fragments when developing applications that take advantage of the latest aspects of Material Design. You will learn everything you need to provide dynamic, multi-screen UIs within a single activity, and the rich UI features demanded by today’s mobile users.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

About the Reviewers

Nayanesh Ramchandra Gupte is an enthusiastic Android professional based in Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India. He is a full stack Android engineer and has explored Android for more than 5 years. Till date, Nayanesh has worked with different organizations and developed more than 40 Android applications. Some of these apps are featured with Top Developers Badge on Google Play. Programming, especially in Java and Android, is not just a part of his career but his passion as well.

Besides being a software engineer, Nayanesh works as an Android consultant and is associated with the Google Developers Group based in Bengaluru. Writing personal blogs and articles on Java and Android remain a few of his interests. He works as a professional Android trainer and pursues teaching and illustration as his hobbies.

Associated with one of the e-commerce giants in India, Nayanesh is part of the core engineering team. He also works closely with the Product and UX teams to build a next-generation platform for e-commerce.

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Robert Dale Johnson III is an experienced developer/consultant who has worked primarily with Android over the past 5 years. He has also worked with many other technologies and frameworks, from BD-J (BluRay Disc-Java) and Java to Joomla, and many of the languages and technologies related to them.

Along with his full-time professional pursuits, he is a seasoned freelancer who has worked on dozens of projects and applications. To find out more about Robert and his portfolio, take a look at his personal website,, or feel free to reach out to him through his consultancy company, Contrahere Solutions LLC, at