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Building immersive Android apps

Android Immersive apps

Let’s continue talking about the appearance part of Android apps. Super inspired by the Plaid app by Nick Butcher and all the immersive feeling around it I want to build apps like that. Let’s make apps look amazing by using as much screen as possible and removing all unnecessary controls in this post!

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Android Circular Reveal Basics

Android making app look material

Hey guys, today we’re gonna continue to make our app look awesome as much as your imagination can go! And one of the cool things that I love and super exited about is Circular Reveal. This color switch is just so amazing and beautiful I want to put it everywhere. So let’s make our apps look better with Circular Reveal!

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Android icon animations

Android Icon Animations

It’s unbelievable how much do most of the Android apps miss out on animations. In particular – icon animations. Once you see an app that utilizes animation in an amazing way you can’t go back. Of course I’m talking about the Plaid app by Nick Butcher. The first time I saw it I was amazed. There’s so much thinking was spent into designing every single piece of it. And yes, as you guessed, today we’re going to look at just a little part of making an Ultimate Android App – icon animations. Exited already? Let’s get started!

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Why you should switch to Android ConstraintLayout

Android ConstraintLayout

Hey there, today we’re going to look at Android ConstraintLayout. It was introduced in Android Studio 2.2 and if I got it right, you can use design-only mode (no XML) involved to build beautiful responsive layouts. And that’s what we’re gonna find out today: is it easier, faster to build apps with ConstraintLayout. And what’s by no means less important – does it perform better?

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Write less with Android Data Binding

Write less with Android Data Binding

Hey there, in my previous post we looked at the main two approaches with Data Binding. While first approach was very familiar to us, but after a while you get bored of it and want something more fancy.  How to actually write the next level progressive code with Data Binding? In this post we’ll find out is it worth to actually learn how to use Data Binding. And most of all, can you write less with it and get results faster. So let’s get started.

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Android RecyclerView with Data Binding Library

android recyclerview data binding

Hello there, in this post we’ll look at the Android Data Binding Library which we’re all excited about and implement a RecyclerView Adapter with it. Since there’s not so many resources and samples on the web I think that for some of you this post would be very useful and interesting. So let’s get to it. Continue reading Android RecyclerView with Data Binding Library

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Welcome to My Hexaville


Who I am

As a self-taught developer I acknowledge the tremendous amount of work by your own that you have to do. Nobody’s going to push you forward, if you give up,  nobody will motivate you. Some guys don’t even have any programmers in their friend circle, which is weird, right? There’s programmers everywhere! And I feel a great enthusiasm from people who don’t have a Computer Science degree, but have some deep thoughts about switching to software development, when I tell them my story. They see themselves, realizing it’s actually POSSIBLE Continue reading Welcome to My Hexaville