Parallax Scrolling

Parallax scrolling can be a really interesting technique to use to give parts of your app a bit more life and character. It is a technique built on the mathematical principle if we are moving then objects closer to us appear to move faster than those further away. A great example of this is if…

Curved Motion – Part 1

The Material design guidelines advocate the use of authentic motion and the Play Store app has (at the time of writing) recently had an update to provide curved motion when transitioning from a list into a detail view. In this short series we’ll look at how to implement curved motion.

Simple Animation – Part 2

In the previous article we got a simple animated transition working. You can get the previous source code here. It is worth pointing out that there are some stock animations available to us but, for some reason, in Android 2.3.3 only four are actually made public so that we can actually use them in our…

Simple Animation – Part 1

In this article we are going to be covering some simple animations in Android. In Honeycomb, Google introduced some new animation functionality, however given the relative scarcity of Honeycomb devices, we’ll focus on the animation tools that are available in earlier version of Android.