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Insider's Guide To Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree Part 2

Continuing the journal charting my progress through Udacity's course for intermediate Java programmers, we come to the second module - the final stage of project Popular Movies. Here we add  functionality to produce a fully featured application that looks and feels natural on the latest Android operating system.

But before that, let's do a short recap on what we've accomplished in Stage 1. Up to this point, our application can :
  • Fetch data from the Internet with theMovieDB API.
  • Use adapters and custom list layouts to populate list views.
  • Incorporate libraries to simplify the amount of code you need to write.
  • Present the user with a grid arrangement of movie posters upon launch.
  • Allow your user to change sort order via a setting; the sort order can be by most popular or by highest-rated.
  • Allow the user to tap on a movie poster and transition to a details screen with additional information such as: original title, movie poster image thumbnail, a plot synopsis (called overview in the api), user rating (called vote_average in the api), release date 
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