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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Jackson

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Chapter     6

Android Screen Design: Writing to the Display Using Activity and View

Now that you’ve been exposed to the Android operating system, and have seen how it works from a high-level view, have learned about XML and Java, and how they are used in Android application development, the next thing we need to take a closer look at is how Android “addresses” or writes things to the device display screen.

In the new age of touchscreen devices, such as smartphones, tablets, eBook readers, iTVs, and smartwatches, the display screen has become the center of not only the visual feedback for your application but also for interacting with it. This chapter will cover those classes that allow your Android app to write things to the device display screen, ...

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