I am getting close to finishing my first Android app. One of the things I still had to do was a splash screen for the app. It didn’t take me long to do, thanks to these two articles:
- An Advanced Splash Screen for Android App – lots of good information about the Android manifest file, themes, and styles.
- Android Splash Screens Done Right – This one suggests using a simple Dialog object combined with either a Handler or an AsyncTask. I did not try the Dialog yet, but the reminder about running a background task was most useful.
If you are not sure you need a splash screen for your app or website, you should read the Wikipedia note about the purpose of splash screens. For me, the motivation is the aesthetic one. I don’t have the graphic design skills myself, but if you can find someone to help you, I think an app makes a better impression with a good splash screen.