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How to Build a Mobile Support app with the Android Design Support Library

Last updated on Tue 17 Mar 2020



Material Design, a new design language that offers design recommendations for Android apps and applications on different tools, was presented with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

With it got new UI components including the ‘Floating Action Button’. Applying these new UI components while confirming recessive compatibility was normally a tiresome procedure. Alternative party libraries would generally be required to streamline the method.

The main uses of smart phones and small drugs is for mSupport (mobile performance support). Capability and the measurement of phones are smart platforms for providing assistance through the day.

If you are fascinated about built-in apps—those that exist in on the phone—it helps you to understand the variations and similarities when building for various mobile operating systems.

First, look for the design patterns in the Android reference app user interfaces. Android programs had more user interface modifications. There's no approval process to acquire an Android application in an app store, so perhaps there's less drive to follow directions.

Few Android UI Components

  1. Action Bar

The Android certification is more descriptive. There are a lot of strong design guidelines explaining the aspects of the UI and indicating the most effective approaches to use them (see Source links below). After reading the rules, the variations in the UI types shown above began to make a little sense.

You will be thinking about the principles for your activity bar, where much of the functionality resides. While the iPhone runs on the tab bar in the bottom, Android devices utilize a principal activity bar towards the top. The action bar is essential for developers to know.

  1. Split Action Bar

As shown below there's also the option of breaking the action bar into three places.

  • Area 1 – Primary action bar.
  • Area 2 – Top bar: use for changing views with a spinner or tabs.
  • Area 3 – Bottom bar: show additional steps and the action overflow, if necessary.
  1. Contextual Action Bar

Android even offers the ability for presenting a contextual action bar.Contextual action bar are typically useful for projects that involve functioning on selected data or text.”

  1. Modifications in Search UI

For entering a term in both mobile operating systems, selecting the Search function displays a field. The tab bar at the bottom disappears, once the keyboard displays on the iPhone. In the center of the display above the keyboard, underneath bar shows on Android phones. In certain Android applications, the functions about the action bar shift from your bottom to the main action bar.

  1. Programming Ideas

It is imperative to understand that an iOS developer might not do Android development and vice-versa. In-BuiltiPhone applications are typically coded in Objective-c and Android applications are coded in Java. Yes, there are hybrid methods too, but that’s a different story.

Performance support apps tend to be based on a database, including SQLite or MySQL. If the same database may be used with both mobile operating systems it’s great. This costs and saves development time.

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