Archive for the ‘Transition’ Category

Transition Animations – Part 4

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Previously in this series we’ve looked at a few aspects of Transition animations, but all of the examples have comprised of the views being animated having a single, common parent. In other words, they are all children of the same parent layout. However, Android layouts are rarely as simple as the example layouts that we’ve been looking at. In this concluding article we’ll have a look in to why the ChangeBounds transition has this limitation, and some potential work arounds.

Transition Animations – Part 3

Friday, November 29th, 2013

In the previous article we looked at Scenes and how they can be used to encapsulate static view hierarchy states, however we’ve only looked at moving items around. In this article we’ll look at different use cases for our animations and see how we can use different transitions.

Transition Animations – Part 2

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

In the previous article we began looking at the new Transition Animations API introduced in KitKat 4.4. In this article we’ll have a look beyond the basics and explore how we can take greater control over things using Scenes.

Transition Animations – Part 1

Friday, November 15th, 2013

As I write, it is less than two weeks since Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat. There are quite a few new APIs in this version of Android, and in this series we’ll have a look at the all-new Transition Animations.