Extra fascinating than testing Android 12 out every day, is to check the brand new working system to the previous model. Materials You, Google’s new consumer interface, presents numerous new animations that may appear to be slight enhancements, however they do handle to make the general Android expertise a extra pleasant one. One instance of that is the so-called Splash Screens, which Google not too long ago launched for the Drive app within the beta model of Android 12.
- The Splash Display API serves to make the expertise with the working system extra fluid.
- This characteristic may be custom-made by builders.
- Drive is the primary Google app to make use of the animated splash display screen in Android 12.
“Splash Screens” have been built-in within the third preview of Android 12 and consist of full-screen animations when an app is first launched. This week, Google launched a Drive replace for Android 12 beta and we had an opportunity to catch a glimpse of how the characteristic works.
Whenever you launch the Drive app, the icon will increase till it reaches the 4 corners of the show whereas the service hundreds. On the finish of the animation, the principle display screen will seem. I needn’t point out that every little thing occurs so in a short time, and it’s extra nice in comparison with what we see on Android 11 right now. Within the video under, you possibly can see the transition taking place on my Google Pixel 3:
When you will note the Splash Display animation?
On the Android developer page, Google defined that the Splash Display characteristic will solely be proven for apps that aren’t at the moment operating (a course of referred to as “chilly startup”) or apps which were opened with out creating any background exercise (referred to as “heat startup”).
Therefore if the app is operating within the background, which is known as “sizzling startup”, the Splash Display won’t be proven, since there isn’t a want for the system to load the app.
As we are able to see within the video above, as soon as the app is able to open, the animation is terminated.
The thought behind that is for every developer to make use of the API to customise the opening animation of their respective apps, being inventive with the background coloration, icon, customized animation, and even management the timing of those visible results.
Personally, system animations and transitions make my expertise of utilizing the machine higher and, on this case, the Splash Display API may be very a lot welcome. What’s your opinion on the matter?