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Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose - Second Edition

By : Thomas Künneth
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Book Image

Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Thomas Künneth

Overview of this book

Compose has caused a paradigm shift in Android development, introducing a variety of new concepts that are essential to an Android developer’s learning journey. It solves a lot of pain points associated with Android development and is touted to become the default way to building Android apps over the next few years. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect all changes and additions that were made by Google since the initial stable release, and all examples are based on Material 3 (also called Material You). This book uses practical examples to help you understand the fundamental concepts of Jetpack Compose and how to use them when you are building your own Android applications. You’ll begin by getting an in-depth explanation of the declarative approach, along with its differences from and advantages over traditional user interface (UI) frameworks. Having laid this foundation, the next set of chapters take a practical approach to show you how to write your first composable function. The chapters will also help you master layouts, an important core component of every UI framework, and then move to more advanced topics such as animation, testing, and architectural best practices. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to write your own Android apps using Jetpack Compose and Material Design.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Fundamentals of Jetpack Compose
Part 2: Building User Interfaces
Part 3: Advanced Topics


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


action 191


composable functions, using 17, 18


composable hierarchy, displaying inside 57-59

anchors 76

Android Architecture Components 128

AndroidViewBinding() function

used, for inflating View hierarchies 170-174

Android view system 24

layout files, inflating 25, 26

UI, modifying 27-29

AnimatedVisibility() composable function 152, 153


multiple value changes, animating 150-152

single value changes, animating 149, 150

size changes, animating 153-155

specifications, defining 158-161

transitions, spicing up through visual effects 155-157

UI elements, showing/hiding with 152

using, to visualize state changes 148, 149

AnimationSpec 158

application package (APK) 230

application programming interface (API...