ActionBar header Tutorial

Nowadays many Android apps use a solid header or actionbar. These headers are not just nice but are often used to expose the brand of the app or provide quick access to common functionalities of the app, hence the name actionbar. Some examples of Android apps applying these headers are Twitter and Instagram. In this tutorial I will show how you can make these “glossy” coloured header bars. The picture below is what we will make in this tutorial. I used as title “Size Matters”, as I am currently working on an app with this as title (more in a future post).


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