Android action bar provides your application with a dedicated place to identify your application and let the users know the current application location. In addition to that, the action bar can also be used to access actions such as searching, sharing or accessing the settings of your applications. The action bar is supported starting from version 3 of Android or API 11 and above. The images below show the action bar in some of the popular android applications such as Gmail, Yahoo and WordPress android action bar As you can see from the above images, the action bar will make your applications stand out and look professionally designed. For a practical tutorial on how to use the action bar in your own applications, visit the URL below. Feel free to ask questions via the comments section if you are stuck with the practical tutorial or you would like some clarifications.

Android Action Bar Practical Tutorial