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Learning Android™ Application Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Android Applications by Jorge Hernandez, Justin McLean, James Talbot

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5. Customizing Your Bike: Improving Android Application Usability

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In the last chapter you began to craft the user interface of the On Your Bike application by forming the basic layout of an Android application. You worked directly with child views and learned how to lay them out in relation to each other as well as to their parent views. You also learned the very basics of making your Android application interactive by making it respond to simple touches. You also worked with Android Activities by creating an Intent and calling startActivity. In addition, you created an extra, runnable thread by using the Runnable interface and the Handler class.

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