Ben Jakuben

I'm a dad to a few, husband to one, son to two, brother to one, and friend to many. I spent nine years in software development before finding my dream job with Treehouse. Lately I've been focused on mobile development (primarily Android) as well as how to be a better father/husband/son/friend. Firmly committed to the belief that the world is evolving to a better place. Find me on Twitter @benjakuben.

Helpful Resources for Android Animations

Engineers are often chastised for valuing function over form. For example, if a button’s purpose is to show something new on the screen, why would someone want to spend time making the new item animate smoothly into position when she or he can …Continue reading

How to Add a Navigation Drawer in Android

Android now includes a component that makes it very easy to add a navigation drawer to an app that the user can slide in from the side. I first remember seeing this in the Facebook app in iOS, and I …Continue reading

Five Android Interfaces That REALLY Work

It is not unusual for conversations about Android design to turn ugly. While it’s true that the original design of the intrepid operating system were inferior to iOS, and that the old Android Market, without any oversight, was full of …Continue reading