The Action Bar is at the top of every activity screen
The app icon displays in it by default.
You can replace the app icon with your company logo if you wish.
You can also include tabs, drop-down lists, pop-ups and menus in the Action Bar.
I’ll show you how to include menu items as Action items in the Action Bar.
Android Fragments, Action Bar, Menus, Notifications and Tabs, aimed at the beginner Android developer, gives a detailed overview of these concepts and then shows you how they are applied in a fully functional application. Each concept is discussed in detail, using example code from the app, making it very easy to understand.
Learn how to use fragments in your applications, enabling your app to run flawlessly on large tablets and smaller mobile phones. Master using the Action Bar, menus, and navigation tabs. See how easy it is to send notifications, including the large picture and text notifications made possible in Jelly Bean.
What about Contextual Action Modes, popups, drop-down lists, Action Items and Custom Views? No problem, you’ll master them too!
Download the project files for free from the author’s website (www.101apps.co.za)! The application targets Jelly Bean and can run on Ice Cream Sandwich.