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Android

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

New course: Implementing Designs for Android

We just published a new Android course that builds on the work you've done in the Build a Self-Destructing Message App project, Implementing Designs for Android:

In this project we will see how to implement a clean and refreshing flat design for the Ribbit app from Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App. We will start out by implementing custom login and sign up screens, and then we will heavily customize the ListViews and the rest of the app, including using a custom theme and styles. Finally we'll add a few improvements to the app like pull-to-refresh in the Inbox and getting Gravatar images for users.

Check it out and let me know what you think! I'll keep an eye out for any issues here in the Forum, but I've gone through everything and think it's a really good course. Hope you all agree and get a lot out of it!

adnanalvee2
adnanalvee2
6,862 Points

Can we have an app with google maps integration! For a simple example like suppose I have a store, and I have an app for that, it shows how far I am from nearest the store, my exact location from the store on the map image with pointers showing other branches. Click on a pointer/button, taking me to the store by Jumping on Google maps gps.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

That's something I hope to cover by the end of the year. Thanks for the feedback!

4 Answers

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

The slice can be whatever width you want. I kept it small because it gets tiled automatically.

Thanks for being responsive and teaching Android to us, you are an awesome teacher :-) I eagerly await your next Android projects.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Thanks for the feedback, and thanks for being a student!

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Side note: look for a refresh of the Crystal Ball project after Google I/O! :)

Hi Ben,

What did you use to get a slice of that background image to fill in the gap that occurred after our "FitStart" scaling operation on activity_login.xml file of Ribbit project?

Photoshop or just preview's cropper or any other tool?

Please reply,

Thanks.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

I think I used Pixlr, though I don't remember for sure. :)

Ohk and one last thing, how did you manage to fit in the exact gap? did u cut out the image according to the gap dimensions?

Akashdeep Singh
Akashdeep Singh
1,249 Points

I can't find the course @benjakuben

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

This course was based on Parse, which is no longer available for users. As such we had to retire the course. If you're interested, though, you can manually step through the stages with these direct links to the first videos of each stage:

Anastasiia Karpenko
Anastasiia Karpenko
2,413 Points

In this case, please, make changes in the teacher's notes of this video https://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-an-interactive-story-app/finishing-the-user-interface/customizing-the-buttons in the course "Building an interactive app". It has a link to the "Styles and themes" lesson of the retired course. It can be confusing. Thank you!

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Thanks for the heads up! Updating now...