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Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook

By : Madona S. Wambua
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Book Image

Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Madona S. Wambua

Overview of this book

Android is a powerful operating system widely used in various devices, phones, TVs, wearables, automobiles, and more. This Android cookbook will teach you how to leverage the latest Android development technologies for creating incredible applications while making effective use of popular Jetpack libraries. You’ll also learn which critical principles to consider when developing Android apps. The book begins with recipes to get you started with the declarative UI framework, Jetpack Compose, and help you with handling UI states, Navigation, Hilt, Room, Wear OS, and more as you learn what's new in modern Android development. Subsequent chapters will focus on developing apps for large screens, leveraging Jetpack’s WorkManager, managing graphic user interface alerts, and tips and tricks within Android studio. Throughout the book, you'll also see testing being implemented for enhancing Android development, and gain insights into harnessing the integrated development environment of Android studio. Finally, you’ll discover best practices for robust modern app development. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build an Android application using the Kotlin programming language and the newest modern Android development technologies, resulting in highly efficient applications.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Implementing a chip and a toggle chip

In this recipe, we will explore significant Wear components; a chip and a toggle chip are both used to display and interact with data.

A chip is a small, rectangular element that can be used to display text, icons, and other information. It is typically used to display items that are related or that have a common theme.

A toggle chip is a component that can be used to represent a binary value. It is typically used to represent things such as on/off, yes/no, or true/false.

It is fair to mention that you can use these components in your regular application, and we will explore them more in Chapter 11. When deciding which component to use, you should consider the following factors:

  • The type of data that you want to display
  • The type of interaction that you want to enable
  • The look and feel that you want to achieve

Getting ready

We will be using our already-created project for this section.

How to do it…