Since API Level 5, we have had easy access to overridePendingTransition, allowing us to replace the standard slide left/right transitions with all kinds of craziness. I just noticed that the latest update for Google Maps is using fade for a lot of transitions (not sure if it always has, but noticed it after the last update).
My questions are:
- How can we use different transitions to help users understand application flow?
- What should we be careful about when overriding default transitions?
I'm considering maybe using slide transitions between different "sections", ie. from a homepage to a list of articles, then using for example fade between different screens within the articles section (ie. show article, comments, etc). The idea here is that slide is kind of like moving from one to room to another, while fade is more like turning around or changing focus.