AppCompat v23.2 — Age of the vectors

As you may have seen on the Support Lib 23.2.0 blog post, we now have compatible vector drawable implementations in the support libraries: VectorDrawableCompat and Animated VectorDrawableCompat. Those are implemented...

Support Libraries v22.1.0

It’s been a while since my last post so here we are. You may have seen that the 22.1.0 support libraries were released yesterday, which is probably the biggest non-platform...

Theme vs Style

Android 5.0 Lollipop brings with it new functionality which allows you to specify an override theme for a View (and any descendents). Let’s have a look at how and why...

Palette v21

Tried the Android Lollipop SDK? You may have noticed that Palette’s API has been updated. As before, Palette allows you to extract colors from images for use in your UI....

appcompat v21: material design for pre-Lollipop devices!

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. To enable you to...