Android Development since 2009 • Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nevada. • Learned Android framework fundamentals from Android Framework developers from JayWay and Sony (Ericsson) in Malmö • Co-Authored Beginning Android - Develop and Design with Chris Haseman • Re-Built an existing application (name cannot be disclosed) • 10,000,000 - 50,000,000 • 4.2 star rating • Continuous Feature and Design upgrades in Tumblr Android for two years • 10,000,000 - 50,000,00 • 4.4 star rating.
R LO L L I P O P • Material design DOES NOT require you to rebuild your app • Good time to clean up your ActionBar and Adapter code to prepare for ToolBar and RecyclerView • Many things things can be modiﬁed by changing the theme • You don’t have to change everything all at once
N S IT I O N S In everything else (Compat) • No Render Thread • Have to choreograph more • Pass view positions through intent extras • Have to manage more state http://graphics-geek.blogspot.ca/2013/06/devbytes-custom-activity-animations.html
S IT I O N S C O M PAT ? https://github.com/markushi/android-ui ! • Backport of Reveal Animation • Hamburger / Arrow Animation ! Caveats • APIs are very different from Lollipop versions • No RenderThread
M A R G I N S • Material design isn’t only margins • But there are some, you can work on them now • there is no magic “ﬁx my margins” api Check out dspec by Lucas Rocha http://lucasr.org/2014/09/08/introducing-dspec/