Guess what time it is? That's right, it's time for another itty-bitty utility for Android developers and this time... designers (yes, we love you all too). If you've ever found yourself emailing high-fidelity, full-resolution screen mocks around so that you could preview them live on your device, then this should help you shave a few minutes off that workflow.
Introducing Android Design Preview
, a little utility for Mac/Windows/Linux that'll mirror a portion of your desktop screen (such as your Photoshop canvas) to your USB-connected Android device.
To see how it works, check out my screencast introducing the tool below.
As always, all the code is open sourced at http://code.google.com/p/android-ui-utils
, and you can get a Mac Disk Image or an executable JAR for your Mac, Windows, or Linux machine here:Download
Note that Android Design Preview is still a fairly beta tool, so if you encounter bugs, please file them at the android-ui-utils
open source project linked above.
: Thanks to Amith from our Android framework team for the original code!