Instead of focusing on styling in yesterday’s class, we focused on the Java code to make the calculator work. We’ve moved the styling lab and material to today’s class. If you were having trouble with the calculator portion of the class – do not dispair! Download the latest code from the classroom example so you can follow along with the styling lab today.
If you haven’t finished last week’s homework, don’t be discouraged! Join us at project night! Also, I will be posting my finished application so you can see how I implemented the project.
Tonight will engage your artistic side and make your calculator feel like a real application.
- Create a style for operator keys. Add dimensions and colors to support the style.
- Create a drawable for the operator key states.
- Create a style for the equals key. Add dimensions and colors to support the style.
- Create a drawable for the equal key states.
- Create a style for the clear key. Add dimensions and colors to support the style.
- Create a drawable for the clear key states.
If you get stuck, check out the completed calculator.
We’ve only scratched the surface of the wonderful world of Android. My goal was to get you excited about this platform and wanting to learn more. Luckily, there are a lot of great resources that can help you on your way, including local meet ups.
- The Android Alliance is a monthly meet up on 4th Wednesday of every month. The next one is tomorrow, sign up here.
- Girl Develop It project night is a great place to bring things you’re working on, discuss things that have come up, and talk to teachers and peers.
- Android’s documentation is good and there lots of tutorials.
- Stackoverflow is a question and answer forum and a great resource when you run into problems implementing your app.
- If you’re looking for a book, I highly suggest Professional Android 4 Application Development by Roto Meier.