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Android UIs: Patterns, Practices, Pitfalls

DevFest Melbourne 2019

Building UI's on Android can be tricky business. Sometimes it seems like there's a hundred ways to achieve something. Other times you have no idea where to even begin.

This talk demonstrates tips and tricks Android developers can apply when building their UIs, as well as outlines some of the common gotchas to avoid. It touches topics around:

  • Animations and Transitions
  • Layout hierarchies
  • Drawables
  • Custom Views/ViewGroups
  • Threading and timing
  • Themes and styles

Chris Horner

Android Developer

Itty Bitty Apps


An Android dev who likes to focus crafting solid user experiences.