One of the cool things that Android Studio provides is a very good WYSIWYG editor. This certainly makes things easier. It's still work, but for a guy who can't even draw good stick figures, this helps out a ton. I spent a lot of time this week playing around with Android Studio's editor. So far, I've really worked on row items, headers, footers, as well as the Action Bar. Now, this it isn't much in way of the actual app, but it is some fairly decent progress. None of it is final; Actually all of it needs work, but I think it's a great start.
Here's some screen shots of some of the progress:
|An example a single Alarm Clock Item(imagine a list of these)|
|An example of the header that is in the |
ringtone browser. Imagine this at the very top
of a list of ringtones
|An example of the button that would be found at the bottom of|
a list of Ringtone Playlists.
|An example of a Playlist item that would be|
found on the home screen. It shows where
playlists are in use
|This is an example of the Ringtone Player that would be found|
in the filebrowser. The player will be black but the list
of ringtones will be white. Try and imagine what that looks like
|An example of a Ringtone item in the|
File browser. I'm not sold on this one. Expect
this to change
|This is an example of a possible alarm creator. This is basically|
what Android provides, but I kinda like it. It will depend
on how it looks once it's integrated
|A very early look on the action bar. There|
is a sort button, and a add playlist button; The
Color matches the new icon, which I like
|A very early look at the navigation bar. This is not even close|
but I am using the navigation bar as the way to navigate around
Now as I said, this is all very early. It is all subject to change. I've done this first so that I can use placeholder pieces to put together a prototype, which then will weed out the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Feel free to comment what you think. I appreciate your opinions. If you really don't like something, let me know and I'll take your opinion into consideration. GUI's have previously been my struggling point, as some of you already know, so it's my goal to really take the best opinions, including my own and make something great.
Anyway, it's late. Have a wonderful week!