I recall seeing some android apps having a help overlay that greys the screen a bit and provides textbubbles with helpfull information pointing to various UI objects.
I thought this to be easy, just create a
FrameLayoutwith 2 layers, 1 content, 1 helpoverlay.
However, it appears that you can't use a
RelativeLayout with items that are based upon another
How would I go to position these bubbles? Manually?
Use a PopupWindow. a sample implementation can be found here : http://sree.cc/google/android/android-popup-window
You can use the popupWindow.showAsDropdown(View anchor) method to attach the popup to any view or manually set the x and y co-ordinates of the popup to be shown.
[EDIT]: you may also want to have a look here : http://code.google.com/p/simple-quickactions/