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Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 58

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2012-11-10 15:12:05 (58 comments, 252 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

In the Android Design in Action show +Roman Nurik issued a challenge to designers to redesign existing apps to follow the Holo design guidelines. The results are popping in and they're great. Nobody can claim that Android doesn't have a unified style. The apps just need to be updated to follow it. I think that this list also dismisses worries about apps losing identity if they chose to follow the design guidelines.
 

Most reshares: 252

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2012-11-10 15:12:05 (58 comments, 252 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

In the Android Design in Action show +Roman Nurik issued a challenge to designers to redesign existing apps to follow the Holo design guidelines. The results are popping in and they're great. Nobody can claim that Android doesn't have a unified style. The apps just need to be updated to follow it. I think that this list also dismisses worries about apps losing identity if they chose to follow the design guidelines.
 

Most plusones: 1145

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2012-11-10 15:12:05 (58 comments, 252 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

In the Android Design in Action show +Roman Nurik issued a challenge to designers to redesign existing apps to follow the Holo design guidelines. The results are popping in and they're great. Nobody can claim that Android doesn't have a unified style. The apps just need to be updated to follow it. I think that this list also dismisses worries about apps losing identity if they chose to follow the design guidelines.
 

Latest 50 posts

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2014-11-16 17:05:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Doing Android wrong makes me distrust your product's future.

Doing Android wrong makes me distrust your product's future.___

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2014-10-10 13:33:52 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

New post about the navigation drawer's place in the app view hierarchy.

New post about the navigation drawer's place in the app view hierarchy.___

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2014-09-05 11:13:44 (2 comments, 23 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-11 12:39:25 (4 comments, 16 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Yahoo Weather app started some interesting discussions when it first launched. I wanted to revisit the app and see how it looks now after the platform has gone through a lot of changes as well as Yahoo has implemented some very nice improvements to the app. 
I'm also talking a look at the Yahoo Digest news reader app.

Yahoo Weather app started some interesting discussions when it first launched. I wanted to revisit the app and see how it looks now after the platform has gone through a lot of changes as well as Yahoo has implemented some very nice improvements to the app. 
I'm also talking a look at the Yahoo Digest news reader app.___

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2014-08-05 08:43:58 (1 comments, 20 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

If you have seen any of my conference presentations you are aware that I keep raving about understanding and supporting user goals in your app design. Supporting users on what they actually want to get done is more important than visual design or even following design guidelines. By that I mean that no matter how great visual polish the app has or great design pattern it uses the app will fail if it doesn't help users achieve their goals.

If you have seen any of my conference presentations you are aware that I keep raving about understanding and supporting user goals in your app design. Supporting users on what they actually want to get done is more important than visual design or even following design guidelines. By that I mean that no matter how great visual polish the app has or great design pattern it uses the app will fail if it doesn't help users achieve their goals.___

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2014-02-02 14:40:46 (15 comments, 23 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Samsung has crafted an onboarding experience that is difficult to explain. How was this ever allowed to be released?

Samsung has crafted an onboarding experience that is difficult to explain. How was this ever allowed to be released?___

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2013-11-27 19:50:45 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Another app that could be good but is not.

Another app that could be good but is not.___

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2013-10-30 21:39:34 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

This app was a positive surprise when I installed it today. Simple and effective UI and very Androidy. But turns out there's a bit more after digging around. :-)

This app was a positive surprise when I installed it today. Simple and effective UI and very Androidy. But turns out there's a bit more after digging around. :-)___

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2013-09-15 10:50:58 (6 comments, 15 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Google's apps are finally looking and functioning (mostly) in a very unified way. But what about the style..

Google's apps are finally looking and functioning (mostly) in a very unified way. But what about the style..___

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2013-08-19 12:01:21 (21 comments, 29 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

This app will define the best of Android design for a long time.

This app will define the best of Android design for a long time.___

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2013-08-16 00:09:14 (11 comments, 39 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

It is sad to see such ignorance of Android design in this day and age..

It is sad to see such ignorance of Android design in this day and age..___

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2013-07-31 14:25:10 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

You can now download source code for the best example app out there.

See more details here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndroidDevelopers/posts/hSc9yrHYFS5

You can now download source code for the best example app out there.

See more details here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndroidDevelopers/posts/hSc9yrHYFS5___

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2013-07-29 16:58:04 (0 comments, 34 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

This is a great series to watch especially for people starting with Android development.

This is a great series to watch especially for people starting with Android development.___

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2013-07-17 14:02:40 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

This is such an important topic that I wanted to gather the links to the blog as well. Check out the Android Design in Action video and join the conversation. 

Follow +Nick Butcher, +Roman Nurik and +Android Developers to stay in the discussion. A lot of valuable tips coming out from these sources.

This is such an important topic that I wanted to gather the links to the blog as well. Check out the Android Design in Action video and join the conversation. 

Follow +Nick Butcher, +Roman Nurik and +Android Developers to stay in the discussion. A lot of valuable tips coming out from these sources.___

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2013-07-17 11:21:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Today on Android Design in Action, +Nick Butcher and I demonstrated some redesign ideas for the FINN.no app (which has a public beta available) and talked a bit about strategies for design consistency — where to focus on brand and where to focus on Android platform conventions and guidelines.

For the FINN.no redesign mockups, we:

• Switched to an action bar, with left-aligned logo, search on-screen and login/registration via the action overflow.
• Added the new navigation drawer, with section headers for recent searches and top-level categories.
• Re-touched metrics to better fit with the Holo's standard 48dp rhythm and made thumbnails full-bleed.
• Moved filtering on search results screens to a right-side drawer along with a filter item in the action bar as the primary affordance.

On the topic of designconsistenc... more »

Today on Android Design in Action, +Nick Butcher and I demonstrated some redesign ideas for the FINN.no app (which has a public beta available) and talked a bit about strategies for design consistency — where to focus on brand and where to focus on Android platform conventions and guidelines.

For the FINN.no redesign mockups, we:

• Switched to an action bar, with left-aligned logo, search on-screen and login/registration via the action overflow.
• Added the new navigation drawer, with section headers for recent searches and top-level categories.
• Re-touched metrics to better fit with the Holo's standard 48dp rhythm and made thumbnails full-bleed.
• Moved filtering on search results screens to a right-side drawer along with a filter item in the action bar as the primary affordance.

On the topic of design consistency, Nick discussed strategies along 3 axes of app design:

1) Information design (IA) — all about your brand and existing information model
2) Interaction design (IxD) — use Android patterns and navigation model; use bespoke "branded" interactions cautiously
3) Visual design — marry your brand with the Holo visual language

As always the slides are attached to this post, and you can catch the full show recording on YouTube here: Android Design in Action: GDG Oslo + Design Consistency

#AndroidDesign   #ADiA  ___

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2013-07-10 11:19:29 (18 comments, 17 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

My thoughts about the new Google Maps app UI design. It's great!

My thoughts about the new Google Maps app UI design. It's great!___

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2013-07-03 20:01:23 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Google gives some well deserved attention to well designed apps in the Play Store.

Google gives some well deserved attention to well designed apps in the Play Store.___

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2013-06-30 13:41:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The results of +Taylor Ling's design challenge are in!

Here's a direct link to Taylor's blog post:
http://androiduiux.com/2013/06/30/result-for-android-uiux-redesign-challenge/ 

The results of +Taylor Ling's design challenge are in!

Here's a direct link to Taylor's blog post:
http://androiduiux.com/2013/06/30/result-for-android-uiux-redesign-challenge/ ___

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2013-06-17 09:04:12 (39 comments, 211 reshares, 944 +1s)Open 

I wanted to revisit an article I wrote about common design mistakes a year or so ago and list common things in Android apps that should be avoided.

I wanted to revisit an article I wrote about common design mistakes a year or so ago and list common things in Android apps that should be avoided.___

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2013-06-10 22:04:23 (51 comments, 45 reshares, 453 +1s)Open 

I wrote some thoughts about the new gmail pull-to-refresh approach. 

I wrote some thoughts about the new gmail pull-to-refresh approach. ___

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2013-05-26 11:02:26 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Want to do Android screen designs in Google Drive Presentations? If so check out +Taylor Ling's post to get his free template: http://androiduiux.com/2013/05/26/android-ui-design-kit-for-google-slides-1-0-free-template/ 

Want to do Android screen designs in Google Drive Presentations? If so check out +Taylor Ling's post to get his free template: http://androiduiux.com/2013/05/26/android-ui-design-kit-for-google-slides-1-0-free-template/ ___

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2013-05-24 21:07:19 (0 comments, 15 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Anyone who missed the great series of posts by +Adam Powell about the new navigation drawer design pattern should definitely take the time and go read them.

Part 1: https://plus.google.com/+AdamWPowell/posts/2zi4DXd3jkm
Part 2: https://plus.google.com/+AdamWPowell/posts/VdgexsZeXHW
Part 3: https://plus.google.com/+AdamWPowell/posts/8j2GVw72i1E
Part 4: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamWPowell/posts/TtBFUXhe5HU

Anyone who missed the great series of posts by +Adam Powell about the new navigation drawer design pattern should definitely take the time and go read them.

Part 1: https://plus.google.com/+AdamWPowell/posts/2zi4DXd3jkm
Part 2: https://plus.google.com/+AdamWPowell/posts/VdgexsZeXHW
Part 3: https://plus.google.com/+AdamWPowell/posts/8j2GVw72i1E
Part 4: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamWPowell/posts/TtBFUXhe5HU___

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2013-05-18 15:23:58 (12 comments, 68 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 

I'm a big fan of the new drawer navigation design pattern guidelines! Here's some of my thoughts about the details.

I'm a big fan of the new drawer navigation design pattern guidelines! Here's some of my thoughts about the details.___

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2013-05-17 17:16:18 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

If you haven't watched this yet I really recommend you take the time now.

If you haven't watched this yet I really recommend you take the time now.___

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2013-05-15 21:56:25 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Good news!!

Good news!!___

2013-05-12 16:50:07 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Google I/O is almost upon us. Expect to see a lot of interesting talks for both designers and developers. 

Enjoy the most exiting week in the Android calendar!

Google I/O is almost upon us. Expect to see a lot of interesting talks for both designers and developers. 

Enjoy the most exiting week in the Android calendar!___

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2013-04-19 17:02:17 (0 comments, 35 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

A great cheatsheet created by +Petr Nohejl!

Direct link: http://petrnohejl.github.io/Android-Cheatsheet-For-Graphic-Designers/

A great cheatsheet created by +Petr Nohejl!

Direct link: http://petrnohejl.github.io/Android-Cheatsheet-For-Graphic-Designers/___

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2013-04-17 09:28:21 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Google finally starts to help users differentiate scalable Android apps and static app in the Google Play. If you have an app in the store (and it is designer well for large screen use as well) update your screenshots!

Google finally starts to help users differentiate scalable Android apps and static app in the Google Play. If you have an app in the store (and it is designer well for large screen use as well) update your screenshots!___

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2013-03-19 17:16:29 (14 comments, 22 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

I think this could be a great tool to have.
I backed jimu on Kickstarter and here's why.

I think this could be a great tool to have.
I backed jimu on Kickstarter and here's why.___

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2012-12-10 14:19:15 (4 comments, 21 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

We've been very focused on visuals and Holo design in the Android design community lately so I wanted to talk a little bit about a topic that I find even more important. It's what the apps actually do, user goals. I'm afraid of feature directed design creeping into Android design. Features don't make apps great. Supporting user goals does!

We've been very focused on visuals and Holo design in the Android design community lately so I wanted to talk a little bit about a topic that I find even more important. It's what the apps actually do, user goals. I'm afraid of feature directed design creeping into Android design. Features don't make apps great. Supporting user goals does!___

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2012-12-03 12:20:19 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Wiley is giving out three free copies of my book +Smashing Android UI! Check out this blog post for details how to participate to the giveaway.

Wiley is giving out three free copies of my book +Smashing Android UI! Check out this blog post for details how to participate to the giveaway.___

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2012-11-28 16:30:33 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

To follow up the earlier outlook.com app post here's a redesign proposal of the app by +Taylor Ling in his awesome Android UI UX blog.

To follow up the earlier outlook.com app post here's a redesign proposal of the app by +Taylor Ling in his awesome Android UI UX blog.___

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2012-11-28 11:24:32 (43 comments, 73 reshares, 348 +1s)Open 

We can learn from mistakes made by others. Even if you have an app in the  store with good ratings it doesn't mean that the design is good.

Don't use 2.3 design in your new apps on new devices!

We can learn from mistakes made by others. Even if you have an app in the  store with good ratings it doesn't mean that the design is good.

Don't use 2.3 design in your new apps on new devices!___

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2012-11-23 11:27:41 (3 comments, 125 reshares, 246 +1s)Open 

I really like these two sites:
http://www.androidviews.net/
http://www.theultimateandroidlibrary.com/

(thanks +Wolfram Rittmeyer for sharing the Android Views. I didn't know that existed before)

Also, Android community is awesome :)

I really like these two sites:
http://www.androidviews.net/
http://www.theultimateandroidlibrary.com/

(thanks +Wolfram Rittmeyer for sharing the Android Views. I didn't know that existed before)

Also, Android community is awesome :)___

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2012-11-10 15:12:05 (58 comments, 252 reshares, 1145 +1s)Open 

In the Android Design in Action show +Roman Nurik issued a challenge to designers to redesign existing apps to follow the Holo design guidelines. The results are popping in and they're great. Nobody can claim that Android doesn't have a unified style. The apps just need to be updated to follow it. I think that this list also dismisses worries about apps losing identity if they chose to follow the design guidelines.
 

In the Android Design in Action show +Roman Nurik issued a challenge to designers to redesign existing apps to follow the Holo design guidelines. The results are popping in and they're great. Nobody can claim that Android doesn't have a unified style. The apps just need to be updated to follow it. I think that this list also dismisses worries about apps losing identity if they chose to follow the design guidelines.
 ___

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2012-10-12 10:19:35 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Check out Polaris, a new mapping library for Android by +Cyril Mottier.

Cyril's blog post:
http://android.cyrilmottier.com/?p=824

Example app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyrilmottier.android.polarissample

Github:
https://github.com/cyrilmottier/Polaris

Check out Polaris, a new mapping library for Android by +Cyril Mottier.

Cyril's blog post:
http://android.cyrilmottier.com/?p=824

Example app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyrilmottier.android.polarissample

Github:
https://github.com/cyrilmottier/Polaris___

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2012-09-29 13:37:46 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

My book is now available from Google Play.

Smashing Android UI now available!

The book is now available for purchase from multiple sources. A physical book release is still few weeks out but ebook form is already available at least on Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Juhani_Lehtimaki_Smashing_Android_UI?id=993PJfzW5rYC

I've also pushed an update to the Companion App on Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androiduipatterns.smashingandroidui.examples
(it will take few hours before the update is available)___My book is now available from Google Play.

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2012-09-28 12:13:47 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I love bezel swipe gesture but it has discoverability issues. Google's Field Trip app demonstrates one solution to the problem.

I love bezel swipe gesture but it has discoverability issues. Google's Field Trip app demonstrates one solution to the problem.___

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2012-09-20 23:11:04 (5 comments, 59 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Just yesterday we learned that the upcoming Android tools version will support user contributed templates. Well.. that didn't take long. +Jeff Gilfelt  already published a project to github containing many useful templates like ActionBarSherlockActivity etc.

Check it out here: https://github.com/jgilfelt/android-adt-templates

Just yesterday we learned that the upcoming Android tools version will support user contributed templates. Well.. that didn't take long. +Jeff Gilfelt  already published a project to github containing many useful templates like ActionBarSherlockActivity etc.

Check it out here: https://github.com/jgilfelt/android-adt-templates___

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2012-09-19 21:50:56 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

This is going to make a big difference in the future! Send your love to the Android tools team. They're doing amazing job.

#AndroidDev

ADT Template Format Documentation

If you've used ADT [1] to create a new Android project recently, you may have noticed that you have a few more options available for what type of UI you'd like to start with. For example, you can create an app with a simple activity containing an action bar and horizontally-swipeable tabs, or an app containing a set of activities and fragments representing a master/detail flow.

The magic lies in the new ADT templates that +Tor Norbye and I have been working on for the past few months in AOSP. Now, the current set of available templates in ADT 20 is just the beginning, and in the ADT 21 previews [2] you've seen a preview of the next set of templates in progress.

But what if you wanted to build your own templates, or integrate templates into your shell scripts or alternative IDE? Well, we now have formal documentation about the template format and syntax, published alongside the 'official' templates right in AOSP:

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/sdk/+/refs/heads/master/templates/docs/index.html

Since Google's git hosting doesn't offer viewing the raw HTML, I've also taken the liberty to temporarily mirror the latest version of the doc here using Dropbox:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/231329/android/templatedocs/index.html

If you'd like to build your own templates for ADT (i.e. for use within your own team), simply create a template directory following this format (take a look at the official ones [3] for examples) and drop it in <sdk>/extras/templates/. It'll then show up in Eclipse under New > Android Object alongside the official ones, after a restart.

It's also worth noting that the templates are decoupled from ADT and don't have any strict dependencies on Eclipse. So if you're the developer of an alternative Android IDE, feel free to implement this format… and of course let us know if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the syntax or template structure.

Thanks, and happy templating!

[1] http://tools.android.com/
[2] http://tools.android.com/preview-channel
[3] https://android.googlesource.com/platform/sdk/+/refs/heads/master/templates/___This is going to make a big difference in the future! Send your love to the Android tools team. They're doing amazing job.

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2012-09-19 12:28:53 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

+Smashing Magazine released a set of printable templates for pen & paper sketching including multiple Android templates. Check them out on the Smashing Magazine site:
http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/09/18/free-download-ux-sketching-wireframing-templates-mobile/

+Smashing Magazine released a set of printable templates for pen & paper sketching including multiple Android templates. Check them out on the Smashing Magazine site:
http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/09/18/free-download-ux-sketching-wireframing-templates-mobile/___

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2012-09-11 16:08:27 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

This was a good watch.

Thanks +Roman Nurik and +Nick Butcher!

#AndroidDev

Thanks to all of you who tuned in to watch the first-ever episode of Android Design in Action! Over the next few days we'll be looking over your feedback on the show format to see how we can deliver even more Android design goodness (hopefully once per week).

In the meantime, the ~30 minute video is now posted here:
Android Design in Action

I've also attached to this post all the slides we used during the show, including our single-screen "makeovers" for London Underground, m-parking, and London Bus Checker.___This was a good watch.

Thanks +Roman Nurik and +Nick Butcher!

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2012-09-08 12:08:18 (3 comments, 129 reshares, 334 +1s)Open 

Styling Android apps has never been easier than it is now. Creating custom styles on top of the awesome Holo style is easy and straight froward with the great online tools that we've seen released recently.

Here's a quick overlook how to customise your app's app icon, action bar and components you want to style.

Styling Android apps has never been easier than it is now. Creating custom styles on top of the awesome Holo style is easy and straight froward with the great online tools that we've seen released recently.

Here's a quick overlook how to customise your app's app icon, action bar and components you want to style.___

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2012-08-30 15:48:15 (8 comments, 23 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

I wanted to talk about tabs and tabbed UIs. In my opinion using tabs wrong is the fastest way to fully ruin your app. On the other hand tabs are easy to get right and doing so will give your app a great look and easy to use navigation structure.

I wanted to talk about tabs and tabbed UIs. In my opinion using tabs wrong is the fastest way to fully ruin your app. On the other hand tabs are easy to get right and doing so will give your app a great look and easy to use navigation structure.___

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2012-08-18 18:51:19 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Even more code examples from Roman Nurik.

Undo is one of the most important usability features.

#AndroidDev  

Undo Bar

As a follow up to yesterday's post [1] about Done and Discard, I realized we didn't have great sample code for an undo bar (ala Gmail). This is a bar that shows up after a potentially destructive or heavyweight action is performed (e.g. archiving or deleting an email) and briefly offers the ability to undo the most recent action.

Here's some code showing how one could achieve this:

http://code.google.com/p/romannurik-code/source/browse/misc/undobar

Even better than this bar (which could be considered harmful in some cases, since it's a popup/toast/etc.), would be to show an inline, in-context UNDO action. But this can be a decent starting point.

Enjoy!

[1] https://plus.google.com/113735310430199015092/posts/R49wVvcDoEW___Even more code examples from Roman Nurik.

Undo is one of the most important usability features.

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2012-08-17 22:13:05 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

This is a very interesting discussion and a hard problem to solve.

Please comment on the original thread to keep the discussion in one place.

#AndroidDev

Done + Discard

A few minutes ago +Reto Meier and +Ian Ni-Lewis talked about a detail-edit screen in a finance app during The Friday App Clinic [see third photo]. The screen was a bit complex, offering something like four different ways to leave the screen with either positive (save) or negative (discard) results. One of the methods even used a floppy disk icon, but let's just gloss over that for now.

There's a visual pattern in some system apps where the Up button is replaced by a Done button, optionally with an adjacent or overflow'd Discard negative action. I personally think this pattern works really well within the framework of—and in the spirit of—the guidelines, so I decided to open source some code showing how to do it.

You can find that code here:

http://code.google.com/p/romannurik-code/source/browse/misc/donediscard

There are two example layouts in the sample project. The first simply shows the Done button in place of the Up button at the top left, with a Discard action in the overflow. This treatment seems best suited for tasks where you may have more than just the positive/negative actions (e.g. Join contact), requiring more space in the action bar or overflow. It also seems most appropriate for cases where the user is unlikely to want to discard changes, and where the default behavior upon pressing BACK is to save. A real-world example of this is the People app's contact-editing screen or the Clock's alarm-editing screen.

The second shows both Done and Discard enveloping the entire action bar. Done is to the right of Discard to oblige the negative-left-of-positive button layout rule (as of ICS). This layout seems best suited to very simple screens with no alternate actions, or screens where Discard may be a more common action.

One last thing… please remember that since this isn't documented on developer.android.com/design, this isn't formal design guidance. These are merely observations, hence my usage of words like 'seems' throughout this post :)

Thanks!___This is a very interesting discussion and a hard problem to solve.

Please comment on the original thread to keep the discussion in one place.

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2012-08-17 17:47:42 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

New Google+ "Quick Return" Action Bar

The recent update to +Google+ on Android includes an emerging pattern called "Quick Return". You can read more about it at +Android UI Patterns here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115177579026138386092/posts/iQvkJmHnXPM

It's very useful in certain situations, like Google Now, but the implementation in Google+ is questionable. These are Action Buttons, which Google has clearly defined in the #AndroidDesign guidelines. However, they seem to go against almost all of the recommendations. Here are some of the issues:

- Not using Split Action Bar pattern. [1]
- The bar is taller than 48dp. [2]
- The icons are too large. [3]
- Can easily be confused with Top Bar Actions (like tabs). [4]
- They don't pop into the action bar when in landscape and on large/xlarge screens. [5]
- Theus... more »

New Google+ "Quick Return" Action Bar

The recent update to +Google+ on Android includes an emerging pattern called "Quick Return". You can read more about it at +Android UI Patterns here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115177579026138386092/posts/iQvkJmHnXPM

It's very useful in certain situations, like Google Now, but the implementation in Google+ is questionable. These are Action Buttons, which Google has clearly defined in the #AndroidDesign guidelines. However, they seem to go against almost all of the recommendations. Here are some of the issues:

- Not using Split Action Bar pattern. [1]
- The bar is taller than 48dp. [2]
- The icons are too large. [3]
- Can easily be confused with Top Bar Actions (like tabs). [4]
- They don't pop into the action bar when in landscape and on large/xlarge screens. [5]
- The user must perform a scroll in order to access an Action, in certain situations.

 If Action Buttons are supposed to make "important actions prominent and accessible in a predictable way," I'm not sure what to call these.

By +Paul Burke

[1] http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/actionbar.html#considerations-split-action-bars
[2] http://developer.android.com/design/style/metrics-grids.html#48dp-rhythm
[3] http://developer.android.com/design/style/iconography.html#action-bar
[4] http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/actionbar.html#elements
[5] http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/actionbar.html#adapting-rotation___

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2012-08-16 22:34:09 (17 comments, 29 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

"Quick Return" an emerging UI design pattern on Android. 

This design pattern is a great example of smartly saving screen real estate without hindering usability on UIs with scrolling content.

Big thank you to +Roman Nurik and +Nick Butcher for providing a great example app an implementation of the pattern! See the post from Roman here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115177579026138386092/113735310430199015092/posts/1Sb549FvpJt

"Quick Return" an emerging UI design pattern on Android. 

This design pattern is a great example of smartly saving screen real estate without hindering usability on UIs with scrolling content.

Big thank you to +Roman Nurik and +Nick Butcher for providing a great example app an implementation of the pattern! See the post from Roman here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115177579026138386092/113735310430199015092/posts/1Sb549FvpJt___

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2012-08-15 10:27:45 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

New Android Photoshop GUI Design kit from +Taylor Ling.

Direct link to Taylor's post: http://androiduiux.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/android-icsjb-photoshop-gui-design-kit-free-download/

Direct download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?8fjzmfvgzcv2f2x 

New Android Photoshop GUI Design kit from +Taylor Ling.

Direct link to Taylor's post: http://androiduiux.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/android-icsjb-photoshop-gui-design-kit-free-download/

Direct download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?8fjzmfvgzcv2f2x ___

2012-07-26 20:47:15 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

A lot of great new Android articles are popping up everywhere!

Here are two new ones from today on top of the three I linked to from my blog few days ago:

Designing For Android: Tips And Techniques
by +Jamie McDonald 
http://mobile.smashingmagazine.com/2012/07/26/android-design-tips/

SIDE NAVIGATION UI PATTERN IN ANDROID, PART 2
by +Taylor Ling  
http://androiduiux.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/side-navigation-ui-pattern-in-android-part-2/

A lot of great new Android articles are popping up everywhere!

Here are two new ones from today on top of the three I linked to from my blog few days ago:

Designing For Android: Tips And Techniques
by +Jamie McDonald 
http://mobile.smashingmagazine.com/2012/07/26/android-design-tips/

SIDE NAVIGATION UI PATTERN IN ANDROID, PART 2
by +Taylor Ling  
http://androiduiux.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/side-navigation-ui-pattern-in-android-part-2/___

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