animation

Basic iOS animation

SDK Version: 
M3

Sometimes you may need to display short animations in your applications like funny GIFs. The problem with GIFs is that they have only 256 colors and poor transparency. You can consider using PNGs, but basically that type of image doesn't support animations. So what can you do to push the advantage of PNGs (great lossless compression, alpha channels, various coloring schemes, etc.)?

MusicDroid - Audio Player Part III

SDK Version: 
M3

I part 3 of the MusicDroid tutorial we create a simple controls interface that will be launched by our playlist when you play a song. The controls interface is a translucent Activity that simply has 4 images, one for each direction on the D-Pad. When you hit a direction on the pad it will send a command to the service and play a small animation.

This tutorial utilizes the work done in parts 1 and 2, though you do not have to be familiar with those parts if you just want some examples of animation or transparency.

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