Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for years but it hasn’t been possible before. Google’s apps on Android have been similar mixture of styles and patterns as we’ve seen in Android apps in general. But now it is finally changing. Google has unified their app UX and visual style. Most of their  [ Read More ]

Google introduced Holo theme with the Honeycomb (Android 3.0). They improved it in ICS (Android 4.0) release. With ICS Google also added a requirement to OEMs to include an unmodified Holo theme with their Android releases to comply with Android compatibility test and gain access to the Google apps like the Play store and Gmail.  [ Read More ]

Great product design involves thinking about what features to prioritize, planning the user flow from screen to screen, getting user feedback and lots more, but at the end of the day, someone is going to be in Photoshop pushing pixels. The final visual design of a digital interface isn’t going to design itself, and when  [ Read More ]

Android market app quality is definitely on the rise despite of couple of disasters. I wanted to take a quick look at two new apps that I’m happy to welcome to the Android Market. Vimeo Market link Vimeo’s new app is visually very pleasing. While the visual style could easily fit to iOS it is  [ Read More ]

Android platform doesn’t have strong guidelines for how the apps should look and function. Google had made it clear from the beginning that they have no plans to start dictating what is acceptable and what isn’t. There is a set of UI guidelines but they mostly concentrate on small things like icons, widgets and menus. From the beginning of the platform there’s been hundreds  [ Read More ]

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