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Android Gestures: Getting Started

by Mitch Tabian

Making use of the many Android gestures is absolutely fundamental to providing an excellent user experience. You'll learn how to detect gestures for touching, double tapping, scrolling, time delayed touching, swiping, dragging, and scaling.

What you'll learn

At the core of every great android application is an intuitive, interactive design. In this course, Android Gestures: Getting Started, you will learn how to master the core concepts related to detecting gestures with an Android device. First, you will take a close look at the basic touch gestures, double-tap gestures, scroll gestures, time delayed gestures, swipe gestures, drag gestures, and scaling gestures. Then, you will build a draggable, scalable custom ImageView. Finally, you will explore how to use a RecyclerView for moving list items, swiping, and detecting changes to the scroll state. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge on detecting and responding to gestures that will help you as you move forward to develop mobile applications.

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About the author

Mitch loves to teach, but his close second is learning new technologies. The tech industry is evolving and changing at an incredible rate. It's almost as though a new coding language is built every day. He feels very lucky to be living through the technology revolution of the 21st century.

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