Thursday, October 19, 2017

Archive for the ‘Mobile Design’ Category

It used to be so simple. http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/navigation-drawer.html But things change. Sometimes you have to break the old to create new. When the Navigation Drawer pattern became a part of the Google’s design guideline for Android it was clearly defined and the implementation was available of devs to use. But did Google make a mistake in  [ Read More ]

 – Doing Android wrong makes me distrust your product’s future. Time after time I keep running to this same issue: hardware companies don’t get Android. Companies building expensive products are either completely failing in their mobile app strategy across the board or put all their efforts to their iOS app effectively making their Android apps  [ Read More ]

I rarely get to write about projects I’ve been involved with myself so writing this one makes for a pleasant change. For more than a year I’ve been working as a consultant embedded as a part of a very talented Android design and dev team at Onefootball. Onefootball, an awesome startup based in Berlin, have  [ Read More ]

There’s been more and more discussion about wearable tech and especially smartwatches lately. Apple’s Apple Watch certainly threw some more fuel to the fire when many tech journalists rushed out their reviews of the device. Many of the reviews of the Apple’s device made a big deal about notifications and how irritating and disturbing they  [ Read More ]

For some unfathomable reason Google decided to add Splash Screens to their design guidelines. While they now call it a “Launch screen” it’s the same thing. A screen that is shown to the user while the app is loading. Unsurprisingly, this started a lot of (unhappy) discussion in the Android community. I recently added my  [ Read More ]

I’ve not been writing much lately here. The reason is twofold:1) Android has gotten much better lately and there’s much less to complain about. Companies are starting to understand the value of understanding Android design and doing it right. Well.. mostly.. What’s up with the new G+ app??2) And this is the big one. I’ve  [ Read More ]

I wanted to give a quick shout out to two Android apps that designers and app UI developers might find very useful in their work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scheffsblend.designertools Designer Tools package multiple helpful features into one app. You can can use a grid overlay to check your component alignment, you can overlay your screen with a semi-transparent  [ Read More ]

..to Medium. Hey everyone! Just a quick post here informing that I will be moving the Android UI Patterns to the Medium platform. You can already find the new blog here: https://medium.com/android-ui-patterns including two new posts that I’ve done in the last couple of weeks! It feels like it’s time to let Blogger go as the platform.  [ Read More ]

I wanted to give a quick shout out to two Android apps that designers and app UI developers might find very useful in their work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scheffsblend.designertools Designer Tools package multiple helpful features into one app. You can can use a grid overlay to check your component alignment, you can overlay your screen with a semi-transparent  [ Read More ]

I’ve not been writing much lately here. The reason is twofold:1) Android has gotten much better lately and there’s much less to complain about. Companies are starting to understand the value of understanding Android design and doing it right. Well.. mostly.. What’s up with the new G+ app??2) And this is the big one. I’ve  [ Read More ]

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