Project butter to add smoothness and faster transition to add Richness in the user experience
Yet another piece in Android’s vast tech streams particularly during the announcement of Jelly Bean is its virtualized Project Butter. It is named so as a colloquial to a smooth butter representing more efficient processing framework for iteration thereby enhancing the speed and feasibility of operating system.
Android 4.1 also makes apps more receptive, decreasing their touch latency while foreseeing the direction your finger is moving during the screen fresh. The project butter so envisaged allows for smoother functioning without any hindrance whatsoever like it allows CPU and graphics to run parallel without colliding against each other. It also has resulted in more efficient speed with the entire interface running at 60 frames per second on the fast hardware. Even Graphics looks now more enticing and lucrative as they are now jibing for more transitions and scrolling. Besides processor will swing into action the moment screen is touched to keep input lag to a minimum.
To ensure smoothness in framerate Android has also stretched vsync timing all over animations through Android framework. Performance of each and every element takes places against a 16 millisecond vsync heart beat- providing touch screens, screen compositions and refreshing displays, so to allow consistent movement of frames without having to take a lead.
Yet another facet to it is capability to incorporate triple buffering within the graphics pipeline to render consistency. This ensures smoothness in its operational and functionality like paging and animations. Besides, tooling can increase the performance of apps with obviously a new tool known as systrace. This is a most efficient tool to accumulate data from the Linux kernel to give quick interface and streamline functioning.
For Android app developers Project butter means more opportunities to give users finest apps equipped with rich graphics, much more lively animations, quick interface to add more spice into their “ mobile style”. So set your pace quick to make project butter in your creative stream.