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Theme vs Style
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Android 5.0 Lollipop brings with it new functionality which allows you to specify an override theme for a View (and any descendents).
Palette v21
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Tried the Android Lollipop SDK? You may have noticed that Palette’s API has been updated.
appcompat v21: material design for pre-Lollipop devices!
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The Android 5.0 SDK was released today and among the many tasty updates, includes new UI widgets and theming abilities to create material design style apps.
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Here’s something Roman Nurik and I wrote to help with dealing with Android System UI visibility across the different API levels.
Palette preview
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Tried the Android L preview SDK? You may have noticed a new support library called Palette.
Philm is now open source
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If you haven’t seen Philm yet, it is a movie collection and information app that I created for Android.
Measuring Text
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If you start manually drawing things to Android’s Canvas, you will probably start to draw text as well.
Colour Matching - Part 2
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Carrying on from the previous post, we now have the palette of colours which make up our chosen image.
Photup Privacy Policy
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Jul 11th, 2013 We collect personal and activity data, which may be linked.
New blog... again
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Just a quick post. You may have noticed that this site has changed yet again.