MaterialTimePicker

Material Design Components version 1.3.0-alpha02 for Android introduced a new MaterialTimePicker component. It is an easy to use component, but, at the time of writing (mid-December 2020), there is one gotcha. In this article we’ll take a look at how to use it. We’ll also look at the gotcha with an easy workaround.

KTX: Miscellaneous

KTX is a series of Kotlin extension functions for Android that first appeared in February 2018. They can simplify many repetitive tasks or those which require boilerplate code. However, they are not always easy to discover. I find it useful to periodically scan through the list here. I find this a good way of discovering…

KTX: Graphics

KTX is a series of Kotlin extension functions for Android that first appeared in February 2018. They can simplify many repetitive tasks or those which require boilerplate code. However, they are not always easy to discover. I find it useful to periodically scan through the list here. I find this a good way of discovering…

KTX: Views

KTX is a series of Kotlin extension functions for Android that first appeared in February 2018. They can simplify many repetitive tasks or those which require boilerplate code. However, they are not always easy to discover. I find it useful to periodically scan through the list here. I find this a good way of discovering…

AsyncLayoutInflater

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. This old adage is particularly true for apps. A bad first impression can often drive users to abandon an app before they have properly tried it. Slow app startup can certainly contribute to a poor first experience. But the Jetpack Startup library can…

ShapedBottomNavigationView – Part 2

Sometimes we have designs which are not possible using the Framework or Material Components widgets as-is. While we can subclass those widgets to adapt them, there can sometimes be some hidden pitfalls along the way. In this article, we’ll examine such a case and see how careful use of the available tools can simplify our…

ShapedBottomNavigationView – Part 1

Sometimes we have designs which are not possible using the Framework or Material Components widgets as-is. While we can subclass those widgets to adapt them, there can sometimes be some hidden pitfalls along the way. In this article, we’ll examine such a case and see how careful use of the available tools can simplify our…

Material Motion: Shared Axis

The Material Design Components library is a really nice thing. It has some widgets which make implementing Material Design really easy. Back in February 2020 version 1.2.0-alpha05 introduced Material Transitions and Motion. In this series we’ll look at the different transitions, and explore how and, perhaps more importantly, when to use them.

Material Motion: Container Transform

The Material Design Components library is a really nice thing. It has some widgets which make implementing Material Design really easy. Back in February 2020 version 1.2.0-alpha05 introduced Material Transitions and Motion. In this series we’ll look at the different transitions, and explore how and, perhaps more importantly, when to use them.

Material Motion: Fade

The Material Design Components library is a really nice thing. It has some widgets which make implementing Material Design really easy. Back in February 2020 version 1.2.0-alpha05 introduced Material Transitions and Motion. In this series we’ll look at the different transitions, and explore how and, perhaps more importantly, when to use them.