android-md-core

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Java
Version
v23.2.1 (Mar 17, 2016)
Created
Apr 22, 2015
Updated
Dec 7, 2016 (Retired)
Owner
Henry Tao (henrytao-me)
Contributor
Henry Tao (henrytao-me)
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android-md-core

AppCompat and Google Support Design are really awesome but they also have some limitations. Theming android app is not an easy task, especially keeping consistent UI on both Lollipop and Non-Lollipop devices is even harder. If you've tried CardView, Spinner, Theme, you know what I mean. So, I propose android-md-core - Material bootstrap for Android development like Bootstrap or Foundation for web.

I am working hard to predefine element styles as many as I can. If you find that it still doesn't meet your need, don't hesitate to send me a request. I love to work with you to solve problems. Send a request HERE

Installation

compile "me.henrytao:mdcore:<latest-version>"
  • android-md-core is an UI library and pretty much depended on AppCompat and Support Design. So that, versioning is quite the same with those libraries from Google.
  • android-md-core is deployed to jCenter. Make sure you have jcenter() in your project gradle.

Usages

STEP 1. Setup BaseActivity

public abstract class BaseActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

  @Override
  protected void onCreate(@Nullable Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    // This method should be called before calling super
    MdCore.init(this);
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
  }
}

STEP 2. Setup theme using either MdTheme.Light or MdTheme.Dark

<style name="AppTheme" parent="MdTheme.Light">

</style>

<style name="AppTheme.Dark" parent="MdTheme.Dark">

</style>

Demo

Please note that the app on the Play store is not always the latest version.

Concepts

android-md-core is designed base on some priciples:

  • Widely support: based on appcompat and google support design for sure.
  • Simplicity: used attribute-based theme system rather than value-based theme system. This increases the flexibility to have multiple theme in one app.
  • Ease to use: predefined style for most of base elements. So that, you can use easily like Bootstrap or Foundation for web.
  • Consistency: consistent UI for both Lollipop and Non-Lollipop devices.
  • Modern: keep up to date with Google Material Design.

Features

Contributing

Any contributions are welcome!
Please check the CONTRIBUTING guideline before submitting a new issue. Wanna send PR? Click HERE

License

Copyright 2015 "Henry Tao <hi@henrytao.me>"

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.