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1.1 Migrate an Android App to Material Design

Years ago, when Android was still a budding mobile operating system, it was rather notorious for its ugly user interface. Because there were no design guidelines to follow back then, Android apps weren't pretty either. By introducing Material Design, Google has revolutionized Android user interfaces. Apps created from scratch today using Android Studio automatically follow Material Design's guidelines. However, there are many of us who still have apps that were built before Material Design. Applying Material Design guidelines to them is not straightforward.

In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Ashraff Hathibelagal will show you how to migrate an old-fashioned app to Material Design. You'll learn how to use the themes, widgets, and gestures available in the Android Support libraries to convert an app that was built for Android Gingerbread into a modern app whose look and feel matches that of Android Lollipop and Marshmallow.

1.1 Migrate an Android App to Material Design

If you have an old app and you want to change its looks and behavior so that they conform to the guidelines of Material Design, this course is definitely for you. Even if you don't have such an app, by watching this course you will learn how to use Android Support Libraries to create Material Design apps that look good on all versions of Android. Hi, I'm Ashraff Hathibelagal, and in this course I'll show you how to apply a material design team to your app, and how to customize it. I'll also show you how to create and use a Navigation view, a Hamburger button, Recycler view and Card views. If you're interested in swipe gestures, this course also shows you how to use the swipe tool refresh gesture. We'll be starting with this outdated looking app, which was built for Android Gingerbread. And slowly transform it into this app, which has all the features of a modern material design app. So, just open the next video to get started.

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