I’ve gone to the Android Developer documentation to see how I can use material design, here:
Essentially, I would like for someone to summarize how to set up/use material design, because I feel like there is a lot of information on the developer docs, and I can’t seem to wrap my mind around it.
If you’d rather give me a link to a guide created by someone else, that’d be helpful as well.
I’m also using API level 19 (target SDK version 19) and from what I can see, I’ll need to use
I’m also using Android Studio, and not eclipse.
EDIT: I would like to be able to use material design for devices that are not running Android 5.0 Lollipop, because according to the Android distribution data, there are less than 0.1% of devices running Lollipop: Android Distribution Data
Install SDK platform of
Android 5.0 SDK then update your Support Library and Support Repository to the latest version via the SDK-Manager.
Take a look at this link for creating material app
With support libraries, you can provide similar behaviour on older devices like:
- Using the Material Theme
- Subset of UI widgets like
Also take a look at android design support library.
More information :
But for using some concepts like
FloatingActionButton in your application you can use this library :
More libraries available here
Use following style with appcompat_v7 support library:
<application android:allowBackup="true" android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher" android:label="@string/app_name" android:theme="@style/MyMaterialTheme" > ...... </application>
<style name="MyMaterialTheme.Base" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar"> <item name="android:windowNoTitle">true</item> <item name="windowActionBar">false</item> <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item> <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item> <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item> <item name="windowNoTitle">true</item> </style>
Here is my demo project for Material Design below 5.0 with Toolbar and Recycler view: