Saturday, July 2, 2011
Preview Of The New LWUIT Demo
Those of you who don't keep up to date with the trunk might not be aware of some of the new stuff going on in LWUIT and even for those of you who do I have some new features bringing the LWUIT demo up to date. Here is an updated version of the LWUIT demo with some new art live as a playable applet.
I updated the resolution to 800x480 to better represent newer devices (although this is entirely configurable and runs well in 240x320 and practically any other resolution). The icons are now multi-images allowing them to scale smoothly to 140x140 behemoths that show the vision of Martin (or UI designer) with much more detail.
To Use the applet just use the pointer for touch, the arrow keys/enter. F1 acts as a menu button (the applet is configured as a Menu button device not as a softkey device) and ESC acts as a back button.
Check out several of the demo features specifically:
1. The animation demo was rewritten to better represent our view of what constitutes an animation.
2. The layouts demo now animates nicely between layouts (highly addictive)
3. The Scrolling demo transitions nicely between list types (grid/horizontal/vertical) even when you are in the middle of scrolling...
4. The fonts demo allows manipulating text decorations and shows off toggle buttons.
There are obviously new themes and allot more going on under the hood which we can't really go into right now.