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Experiencing the next mutation: user characteristics, defining success, and a new way to research mutative patterns
https://medium.com/project-phoebe/experiencing-the-next-mutation-user-characteristics-defining-success-and-a-new-way-to-research-b2877fd55a90

Today, to coincide with my session at Android Summit, I'm excited to publish a new post to Project Phoebe and to announce Helios, a tool that will allow us to research mutative patterns, how users experience them, and how they interact with one another.

The post covers some of the biggest questions I've gotten since +Francisco Franco and I debuted Selene this Spring, including how Gaia can determine successful mutations, how two user characteristics may overlap, and how mutative design can succeed in a world where users are often averse to change.

As always, I hope to see more developers and designers get involved with mutative design, and I can't wait to show off what's next this Fall 😁


Learn more: http://hello.phoebe.xyz
Source code: http://source.phoebe.xyz
Community: http://community.phoebe.xyz

#design #uiux #community #opensource #android #mutatemore #mutativedesign #ui #uxdesign #accessibility #gde

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Holding open hours at Heatsync Labs tonight

Basically this means that I am going down there to keep the doors open tonight (for the labs open hours). Come down and make something tonight!

Tonight from 7pm - 10pm
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Droidcon NYC here I come

Just booked my plane ticket so it's on! I have been worrying about my (all new) presentation since my talk was accepted - so this has felt real for a few weeks already.

http://sched.droidcon.nyc/showTopicSquarespace/65450
One of the foundations of Material Design is Motion. Effective motion can be used to provide user feedback, guide interaction focus, establish visual relationships between elements, and provide important polish and delight. Creating apps with effective motion hasn't always been simple, ...
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Android #GoogleDevExpert +Paul Blundell discusses the hidden pitfalls of developing applications locked to one orientation and explains how you can work around these to make a solid, well functioning app that you can change to supporting both orientations in an instant. https://www.novoda.com/blog/portrait-only-apps/
When writing an Android application there comes a time when the client / business utters those dreaded words. "Let's support only portrait for phone and landscape for tablets" they might add ... "just for now". After all the debates and your passion...
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360 Photos and Cardboard are a magic combination

While hiking in RMNP, I took a few PhotoSpheres. They really came out great, and were pretty simple to take. The one at the top of the pass - next to aptly named "Lake of the Many Winds" even worked (it was very difficult to stand still).

As expected these pictures work great with Google Cardboard. There is a menu item in the Cardboard App (once you have put your phone in the unit) that will find the PhotoSpheres on your phone and show them. I think you may need to download these to your phone to view them. Works on Android and iOS.

I haven't invested in a single shot 360 Camera just yet (but the ease of a single exposure does sound nice). There are a few interesting ones on the market, but I think they will get better quick, so will wait for the market to mature. I expect this will be a big market for these as VR continues to grow.

I want to start cataloging the important places in my life in 3D images so I can go back there later, using my VR headset.

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I really wish I'd thought of taking PhotoSphere pictures on my recent trip to Kansas, MO. It was my first visit there and who knows when I'll get the chance to go back.

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Async Task, Threads, Pools and Executers - Sketch-note

From 360|AnDev in Denver, CO

with +Stacy Devino #sketchnote #360AnDev
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Are they using lambda in android now? I wasn't sure they had picked up that portion of Java 8 yet.
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GDGPhoenix - Android N is bringing big screens

Learning how to handle UI changes coming due to larger screen sizes from Android N (and because Android apps are coming to Chromebooks)

With +Yasmine Evjen​
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Support Library 24.2.0 Available Now
Support Library 24.2.0 is a large release so please read over all the release notes.

Some highlights:
- minSdkVersion 9
- Support v4 has been split into: support-compat, support-core-utils, support-core-ui, support-media-compat, and support-fragment
- A new transition Support Library
- CoordinatorLayout inset views, making it easy to build views that automatically inset to 'dodge' temporary views
- RecyclerView adds a DiffUtil for quickly building up a list of changes from two lists to support better RecyclerView animations
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Coloring Buttons w/ ThemeOverlays & Background Tints

I love it when blog posts start out describing something you'd think would be relatively simple, and then suddenly branch out in totally unexpected directions. This was kind of my experience writing this post... I began with the simple task of altering a button's background color and before I knew it I was lost in the mysterious world of background tints and ThemeOverlays.

I have a lot more that I want to say about these topics (especially tinting... it's so awesome!), but right now I need to get some sleep. LMK what you think! :)

http://www.androiddesignpatterns.com/2016/08/coloring-buttons-with-themeoverlays-background-tints.html
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Here's an article about using interpolators for better, non-linear timing effects on your animations. It even comes with a sample app that I demo'd at 360|AnDev last week, and which is hosted at https://github.com/google/android-ui-toolkit-demos/tree/master/Animations/InterpolatorPlayground. The app is intended for developers to download and play with to figure out which interpolator(s) to use for your applications and use cases. So please do that.

https://medium.com/google-developers/timing-is-everything-8218b8df5485
Improve your animations with custom, non-linear timing curves
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Survived backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park

3 days straight of up and down the mountain (but I guess not many people can say they walked over the Continental Divide).

Glad to be back on flat land, and not entirely sure how my backpack be so fricking heavy!

Our route - start in Allenspark, CO walk over Boulder Grand Pass and then out of the park in Grand Lake, CO

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From 360|AnDev in Denver, CO.

with +Ryan Harter #sketchnote #360AnDev
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This talk was about Annotation processing, which is a general concept...not sure there is a specific Github repo
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I am a professional Android developer and technology enthusiast living in Phoenix AZ.  I have an appetite for life, and satiate it with travel, learning, and experiencing new things.  I organize the local chapter of the Google Developer Group.  I authored the book titled "Android Developer Tools Essentials" for O'Reilly.  I have spoken at a variety of national conferences including Oscon, GDGSv, Droidcon, and AnDevCon.
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Android GDE, Spent a week rafting in the Grand Canyon; Married in Ravello Italy; Snowboarded down Drunken Frenchman (at Mary Jane) top to bottom wihtout falling\stopping; I collect PEZ dispensers; World Traveller (been to Europe, SE Asia, Australia, Mexico, Middle East, Turkey, China, and all over US)
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