Since new version (today released) 1.8.0, Locus support creating ‘Custom screen’. What this means? You can now create your own, nice looking screen(s)!
Android GUI can be defined by two ways. Simply method is by XML file. A little worst is programmatically by code itself. I introduce new method that connect both. You can define screen layout by creating XML configuration layout (so you do not have to be skilled with programming in Java) and I will then convert your XML file, together with resources (like images and fonts) into your ‘Custom screen’. Sounds easy? But it isn’t ..
Creating GUI in Android is easy for developers skilled with whole GUI system, but not so easy for basic users. This is problem on one side. On second, structure of whole system allow to create really nice and complex GUI’s.
So, in new Locus version are integrated three sample skins. Here is source code for them so you can test and examine what is possible. Also count, that I’m using some custom tags and whole system is still in develop, so …
Enjoy new feature!
Pictures of samples
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