Will Verduzco · Aug 24, 2013 at 06:30 pm

Create App Usage Tutorials with Transparent Demo Pages

We’ve all seen those in-app usage tutorials before. You know, I’m talking about the ones that use transparency to show you what the app’s buttons do, or how you go about accomplishing a certain task. It’s just good practice to show your users upon first launch how to use your app, and since most people learn best by example, walking them through visually with an in-app usage tutorial is optimal.

After learning how to add an in-app demo to his own app, XDA Senior Member marty331 decided to create a guide in our App Development forums detailing exactly how he went about doing it. He starts with creating a transparent PNG at a recommended size and then continues by showing you how to create an XML layout to display the image, as well as deciding when to show it.

Head over to the tutorial thread to get started showing users how to use your app. All of the code is available in the thread, as well as on his Github.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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