Presenting BottomSheet

Engineering By Emil Sjolander June 10, 2015

We are happy to introduce BottomSheet a new Open Source Android UI Component! At Flipboard, we love building visually stunning and highly interactive UIs. When building these UIs, we tend to build them as fairly stand alone components. This makes it very easy for our developers to implement a similar interaction model and aesthetic across the whole product while working in parallel. BottomSheet is a UI component we developed to facilitate a new interaction model for saving an article to one of your magazines (otherwise known as “The Flip UI”). The result of our efforts is a design you can now see in the current version of Flipboard. BottomSheet fits perfectly with Google’s Material Design aesthetic as well, matching their Bottom Sheet specification. We think this component is great for displaying many types of views, from a simple intent picker to something as complex as the example shown from Flipboard. In its simplest form, BottomSheet can be used to show…

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