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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)

Creating a FAB/extended FAB

A FAB is a circular button that appears to float above the UI of an Android application. It is often used to represent a primary action in the app and is placed in a visible location for easy access.

An extended FAB is a variation of a FAB in Android that provides users with more options and functionality. The extended FAB is a rectangular button that can display text and an icon and expands into a menu of related actions when pressed.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will continue using the same project, so ensure you have completed previous recipes.

How to do it…

Using the same project, follow these steps to build a FAB and extended FAB:

  1. Let’s start by creating a Kotlin file and calling it ActionComponentsDemo.kt.
  2. Inside ActionComponentsDemo, create a composable function and call it ActionComponentsExample():
    fun RadioButtonExample() {...}
  3. Inside ActionComponentsDemo, create a composable function and...