If you want speedy Android ListViews, For the Love of Pete – DON’T USE BITMAP GRADIENTS!

If you want speedy Android ListViews, For the Love of Pete – DON’T USE BITMAP GRADIENTS!

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I learned a valuable lesson this last week in our march to release a new Android app – it DOES make a difference whether you use a bitmap gradient as the background of a ListView row.

In fact, using a bitmap as the background on any ListView Row – or ListView – is idiotic.

Resist the urge.  Don’t do it.

Use a background color instead.

You and your users will thank me later.

Trust me.

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