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Anthony Restaino
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And then, as I was debugging some code that cached favicons and touch icons, I loaded up the New York Times and just happened to look at the Chromium console output in Logcat at that same moment and it was all like...
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#pixelpushing  

And then I was working happily along, replacing a boring static drawable with one that I drew to a canvas, and it was way better than the old one and supported localization, and then, after I had committed it and created a pull request and someone had +1'ed it and merged it into the dev branch, I ran it on an older API version (that we support) and it crashed with a MethodNotFoundException and I was all like...
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I could have sworn I ran it on that version too before creating the pull request...
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A new dark theme for Lightning Browser. This also affects incognito mode, and can be enabled for the whole app from settings.
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I decided to redo the cloud on Lightning's icon, because the cloud's sharp corners just didn't feel right. I think I'm happy with the outcome.
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Very nice.
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So as it gets close for me to release the Material update for Lightning Browser, I feel the need to update the icon for material design as well. Initially, I worked to make a material version of the current icon (this is currently the icon for the beta version) seen on the right. However, I've received enough complaints about the icon looking like a weather icon/cartoonish that I'm experimenting with taking the icon in a different direction. The icon on the left is something I just thought up the other day and I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts about Lightning's icon.

Vote below if you think one of those icons are suitable, or leave a comment if you have a better idea, as I'm all out of ideas.

It'd be nice not to have to change the branding of Lightning, but really the current icon is too cartoonish.
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1 - Completely new icon
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2 - The current icon
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3 - Materialized version of current icon
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4 - Other (Comment below)
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+Anthony Restaino​ If you ever need any help feel free to ask me! I would be happy to work with you. 
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Funny Build.VERSION_CODES

I'm not sure how I missed it all this time, but the official API descriptions of the Android version codes[1] starting with Jelly Bean MR1 (API Level 17) are quite humorous. I never took the time to read the descriptions until just now for some reason. The relevant humorous ones are below, only the ones after Jelly Bean are funny (who started all this humor I wonder?).

JELLY_BEAN_MR1: Moar jelly beans!
JELLY_BEAN_MR2: Revenge of the beans.
KITKAT: Kitkat, another tasty treat.
KITKAT_WATCH: Kitkat for watches, snacks on the run.
LOLLIPOP: Lollipop. A flat one with beautiful shadows. But still tasty.

[1] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/Build.VERSION_CODES.html
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A preview of a new feature called Color Mode that I'm putting into Lightning (it will be optional). It colors the browser according to the website you are on for a more immersive experience using the new Palette API.

I have to say, I LOVE the new Palette API that Google introduced in Lollipop and kindly back ported for the support library. Using this on my device and I just love waiting to see what color certain sites are. It picks a color based on the favicon of the website, which usually works pretty well except in some cases where a sites favicon is way to bright yellow (I'm looking at you Vox.com).

Anyway, it looks cool.
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I was going to push one out this evening, but I ran into a build conflict with the android support libraries and the build got messed up so I'm going to take another shot at it tomorrow and try to get a beta out. Works fine from my limited testing on all android versions back to 4.0.
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Reading Mode in Lightning Browser. Now with adjustable text size and optional dark mode.
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Also, adding an option to always use a dark theme for the browser (not just incognito).
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Apologies if you follow me and you've seen this poll already, I just want to post this here for those that won't see the other one.

So as the Material version of Lightning comes close to release, I'm thinking it needs a new icon for material design. I have a couple concepts for new icons. The first is a material version of the current icon (#3) and is currently used in the beta version. The second is a new simpler icon I thought up the other day that maintains the idea of lightning but loses all the cartoony looks of the current icon (#1). If you want the old non material icon, there's #2.

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1 - A new icon design
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2 - The old icon
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3 - Materialized version of the old icon
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4 - Other (comment suggestions below)
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+Anthony Restaino I hadn't thought that far ahead! The thunder purple is nice but may be confusing if both apps share the same colour.

I think I should be less picky :)
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Incredible piece that provides insight into the design process at Apple. While I prefer Android to iOS, this article really made me appreciate all the work Apple puts into design and the immense time sync that good design is (e.g. Apple starting design on the Apple Watch years ago). This is worth the read for anyone interested in design or Apple.
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic
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And then I was browsing G+ when I happened upon a new #pixelpushing post by Kirill Grouchnikov and as I was waiting for the GIF to play, the app crashed and as I submitted a bug report I was all like...
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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Electrical Engineering, 2013 - present
  • Hudson Valley Community College
    Engineering, 2011 - 2013
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I'm an Electrical Engineering student and also the sole Android Developer behind A.C.R. Development on Google Play. In addition to math and programming, I enjoy playing the Piano, Freeskiing, and Photography.
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    A.C.R. Development, 2012 - present
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    Android Developer @ National Grid, 2014 - present
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