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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)

Building adaptive layouts in Modern Android Development

When building the UI for your application in Modern Android Development, it is fair to say that you should consider ensuring the application is responsive to different screen sizes, orientations, and form factors. Finally, developers can now remove the lock in portrait mode. In this recipe, we will utilize ideas we learned from previous recipes and build an adaptive app for different screen sizes and orientations.

Getting ready

We will be using the cities application to create a traveler profile, and our screen should be able to change based on different screen sizes and support foldable devices and tablets. To get the entire code, check out the Technical requirements section.

How to do it…

For this recipe, we will create a new project, and this time, instead of picking the empty Compose Activity template, we will pick empty Compose Activity (Material 3). Material 3 seeks to improve our application’s...