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Today we are proud to unleash Tabris 1.3. Aside from many improvements under the hood and user experience enhancements for Android and iOS, some major features made it into this Tabris release. With this post we want to show you the highlights. Responsive Design with Passe-Partout Responsive Design is finally coming to the SWT world. And with SWT I mean: SWT (Desktop), RAP (Browser) and Tabris (Mobile). With this...

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The upcoming Tabris 1.3 release will include visual improvements to the Tabris Android client. Most notable is an updated animation for the TabFolder appearance and an improved user experience when dealing with pages in the Tabris UI. TabFolder gets smoother The TabFolder always had a nice look to it but with the recent changes it also became more pleasant to use. Inspired by the tabs in the...

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A few weeks ago I posted a blog post about how to create animations using the ViewOverlay introduced in Android 4.3. Fast forward to today and we have a new Android version: Android 4.4 (KitKat). This latest edition brings a set of new, animation-centered APIs called "transitions". +Chet Haase created a great dev byte series video explaining what transitions are and how they can be used. In addition +Mark Allison picked...

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Animations are an integral part of mobile applications. They make an app more enjoyable, emphasize actions and, in general enrich the user experience. While there are many ways to perform animations on Android, certain advanced effects are not always easy to achieve. Inspiration Inspired by the excellent Android Dev Bytes series from +Chet Haase and his recent blog post on ViewOverlay, other people have written blog posts about...

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A few weeks ago i posted an analysis of the current state of the gradle based Android build system. Today we are living in a post Google I/O 2013 world and several things have changed. Time for an update. The most prominent change is the new Android development environment: Android Studio. Android Studio Currently in its infancy at version 0.1, the new IDE is based on the...

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Building an Android project can be challenging at times. The Android SDK ships with a set of helpful ant scripts, but has its shortcomings. It mainly lacks a well-populated dependency infrastructure similar to what maven offers (ivy doesn't count). Hence, the natural evolution of build process spawned the maven android plugin. The plugin allows you to infuse maven artifacts and perform the necessary build steps to package your app. Although...

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