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Android

Juan Santa Cruz
Juan Santa Cruz
5,596 Points

New Android look(Treehouse app)

Quick question I been noticing that the newer apps on the market have been having a 'new' layout look i.e the Treehouse app. Is this something new on the Android API, or are designers really digging into the layout xml?

For example the actionbar, menus, buttons have a more fluid look to them nothing like the stock android component look which makes it look very nice in my opinion but are there any tutorials that demonstrate how to achieve this new look?

Im sure some of you will notice this with new updates on the app store.

1 Answer

Henry Goh
Henry Goh
20,201 Points

Hi Juan,
There are other mobile development frameworks out there to make styling easier.

One example is Adobe PhoneGap where it utilises the devices WebView to render the layout and controls.
This means the whole app is written in pure HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Appcelerator has their own mobile development framework called Titanium.
It uses XML to structuring like HTML, TSS (Titanium Style Sheet, CSS like syntax) for styling and Javascript for the background logic.

Styling with the native toolkit can be quite difficult, for me, so these frameworks exists to make it more simple.
Hope this answers some of your question.

Best regards,
Henry