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What is Information Architecture?
I mean, really: what is that?

https://www.opoloo.com/blog/articles/what-is-information-architecture

The entirety of information architecture is hard to communicate to outsiders. Oliver Reichensteins unofficial axiomatic dictum that information is like cleaning your kitchen, has helped me give people an idea of what I spend my time with.

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The new FloatingActionButton in Design Support library seems to have some problems with its shadow in v21+ devices. Setting the borderWidth to 0 just works for some reason:

app:borderWidth="0dp"

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http://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/design/widget/FloatingActionButton.html
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Just posted to Styling Android: Manual Layout transition: Part 2

In this article we look at creating two separate layout states which we will subsequently generate transition animations for.
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Here's our latest video, if you missed it. +Paul Lammertsma offers insights on making the most of android wear notifications:
http://ow.ly/N5p11
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Just posted to Styling Android: Manual Layout Transitions - Part 1

In a new series we look at how to roll your own layout transitions when you don't have access to the Transitions API which was released with API 19. In the first article we analyse the simple animations used in Dirty Phrasebook to see how these were implemented.
Layout transitions are an important aspect of Material design as they help to indicate the user flow through an app, and help to tie visual components together as the user navigates. Two important ...
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During recent Android app clinics I hosted and/or attended, I started noticing developers/designers implement some common UX flaws and found myself questioning if they know how to do proper UX.
Some of those Android applications I’ve seen are really well thought out from a technical point of view, but lack good UX.

So maybe I should share some techniques/tips on how to improve the UX.

#android   #gde   #blogpost   #uxdesign  
During recent #android app clinics I hosted and/or attended, I started noticing developers/designers implement some common #ux flaws and found myself questioning if they know how to do proper #ux. So maybe I should share some techniques/tips on how to improve your #android... #android #design #ux
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+Wolfram Rittmeyer Thank you Wolfram, I will do just that first chance I get. Thank you also for giving me an example search word because I was not sure if trying what I had in mind  (just like you mentioned...something like "APP Promotion".... would be a good way to search.

Thank you again, and feel free to leave me any tips on marketing an App, since you yourself also have probably many apps.

Best Regards,
Alexander
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Over the weekend, I did some quick investigations into the behavior of the new Android 'M' permissions with legacy applications.

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Not Google ads, which are delivered via Google Play Services. Not sure if you can revoke for Google Play Services as well - but I guess you better do not do so :-)
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So I published that watch face, and it got me thinking…

/cc +Ian Lake because this is all your fault :-P
Android lets you mash apps together. When you do, cool things start to happen.
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So Java is celebrating it's twentieth birthday. But may be, just may be, some of you remember one of the worst abominations on the interwebs: Applets,which were all the hype in the early ages of Java.

And guess what: At the end of last century I also wrote them in my spare time while studying. One, that I wrote in 1999, was even contract work!

I guess it's time to confess and apologize :-)
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+Sebastian Kaspari I have been very active in the Java web development area. Still am. I also did some Swing work. There's even one relict to be found on the web, that's proof of that: http://visualproxy.org/

+Moritz Post I totally forgot that a very interesting project (and the first one where I ever had to do something with geo data) was an applet where farmers could check the state of their fields and adjust fertilizer application before going out with their machines. Back then there was no better way to do that. This applet was signed.

+Jon Niola They are - and rightly so. They were horribly slow and the integration in the browser was not as smooth as it should have been.

+Diego Moriarty Maybe so. But the way they were done was wrong. Whether it was Sun's or Netscape's fault, I do not know. Let's not forget the legal troubles with MS around their specific Java implementation and the browser wars that also played a role in that. In the end the result was unsatisfactory. I prefer the HTML5/JS way :-)
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Please go and also read the comments in the original thread. they contain some more valuable information.
 
It seems to be very fashionable to publish stats and comments about the hamburger menu being bad for UX. 
The core argument is that "out of sight out of mind" and the unfathomable icon that doesn't really portray menu to most common users.

I have two opinions about the drawer:

1) It has become so common pattern on Android that the confusion is bound to be alleviated by learned behavior of even non-technical users. I suspect that the stats are going to look better soon.

2) Drawer navigation sucks. There's truth behind the flood of these articles. If you do drawer you put the most important navigation controls of your apps out of visible part of your app.


These two points combined my advice to people considering using drawer is:
1) Carefully weight if you need it. Do you have so many top level screens in your app that you can't handle the navigation any other way?
2) If you have very wide information hierarchy (ie. tons of top level screens) and end up using the drawer you should use the Nav Drawer in its intended form. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Follow the pattern and tap into the learned behaviour of users. You might be tempted to "improve" the pattern but do so ONLY if you have resources to do the design, research and user testing of it. 
The hamburger button has become a common symbol on our smartphones, tablets and computers. But what is it?
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It is now. It wasn't when we implemented it 😉
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I just published an first article in a series about how to join Avengers with RxJava, Dagger 2 & Retrofit from a clean architecture approach. 

This first article covers the basics about Dagger 2.

This series will explain the basics of each framework from my point of view, how to use them and why use them.

The example source is published on +GitHub [0], so feel free to comment and create issues! Also there are some secondary libraries used as Gson or ButterKnife.

[0] https://github.com/saulmm/Avengers

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When the Avengers meet Dagger2, RxJava & Retrofit in a clean way. 14 May 2015. Recently, a lot articles, frameworks, and talks are appearing related with testing and software architecture at the android community, as said in the last Droidcon Spain, we are focusing increasingly on how to do ...
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Great shots of great scientific projects.

Plenty more of those shots on the site of Enrico Saccetti himself: http://www.es-photography.com/photo.html
 
Scientists around the world create massive and elaborate facilities for carrying out groundbreaking research. Photographer Enrico Sacchetti is a guy who specializes in capturing them on camera. He’s a “science, technology, and industrial” photographer…
Scientists around the world create massive and elaborate facilities for carrying out groundbreaking research. Photographer Enrico Sacchetti is a guy who specializes in capturing them on camera. He’...
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Interested in all things regarding Android - especially everything about developing for Android.

I am also a Java EE-developer and happy GlassFish user.
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