Archive for November, 2011

Presenter – Part 1

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

On 26th November 2011 I presented a keynote at AndroidConf Brasil about Android layouts. For my presentation, I used a custom Android application running on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet instead of the more traditional Powerpoint / KeyNote approach. Instead of publishing my slides following my presentation, I am publishing a “lite” version of this and, in a break from the normal format of this blog, in this series of articles I am going to explain some of the key aspects of the app. Having said that, the lite version is almost entirely UI, so should be of interest to regular readers.

GridLayout – Part 2

Friday, November 18th, 2011

In the previous article we started looking at the new layout in Ice Cream Sandwich: GridLayout. In this article we’ll continue that by looking at how to make cells span multiple row or columns.

GridLayout – Part 1

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In a recent series of articles, we covered he basic layout types supported by Android. Since those articles were written Google have released the Android 4.0 SDK and there is a new addition: GridLayout. In this series of articles we’ll have a look at GridLayout and explore the way it works to get a feel for how to use it effectively.

ListView – Part 4

Friday, November 4th, 2011

In the previous article we got a ListView with a custom layout working, but warned that it was very inefficient. In this article we’ll optimise things.