Android Sessions

Multimedia University of Kenya - Main Campus, Nairobi, Nairobi, 04004

On our third session, we will be covering Jet-pack compose and material designs in styling our User Interface

Nov 8, 2023, 2:00 – 3:15 PM



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AndroidAndroid Study JamMobile

About this event

Let's start with an introduction to Jetpack Compose and material design principles!

### 1. Introduction to Jetpack Compose:

Jetpack Compose is a modern toolkit for building native Android UIs. It simplifies and accelerates UI development by providing a declarative way to build UI components. Compose encourages a composable and reactive approach to UI, making it easier to create dynamic and interactive applications.

### 2. Understanding Material Design:

Material Design is a design language developed by Google, emphasizing a visually pleasing and consistent UI across platforms. Key principles include material, bold graphics, intentional animations, and meaningful motion. Applying material design can enhance user engagement and satisfaction by providing a cohesive and intuitive experience.

### 3. Material Design Components:

Jetpack Compose provides a range of material design components, such as buttons, cards, text fields, and more. These components follow material design guidelines, ensuring a consistent and polished appearance in our applications.

### 4. Styling with Material Design:

We'll explore how to apply material design principles to style our application, including using predefined themes, colors, typography, and shape resources. Utilizing material design components will give our app a modern and visually appealing look.

### 5. Building Our First Application:

In this hands-on session, we'll start by setting up a new Android project and building a simple application using Jetpack Compose. We'll integrate material design components and style the app following material design guidelines.

### 6. Q&A and Networking:

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, and share their thoughts and experiences with Jetpack Compose and material design.

Let's make this Android Jam Session productive and engaging, fostering a great learning experience for everyone!



Wednesday, November 8, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM UTC



    Software Developer


    Software Developer



    Software Developer


  • Ngatia Mwai

    GDSC Lead

  • Okore Lens

    Android Lead

  • Clement Lumumba

    Web Development Lead

  • Stanley Kilonzi

    Cyber Security Lead

  • Patricia Muriira

    Content Creator

  • Caroline wanjiru Mariru

    Community Manager

  • Moan Lobago

    Data Science Lead

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