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This is for developers and designers out there who use Android for development, design, and testing.

In Android Settings -> Developer Options (, you can enable a setting which allows the phone to stay awake while charging, which is really useful for me when I'm designing, building, and testing mobile apps.

However, I also have GSuite accounts on my phone, and the device policies don't allow the phone to stay awake for more than a few minutes. While I understand why they do this for security reasons, it is annoying for design and development to have to constantly wake the phone up & unlock it multiple times in an hour while I'm iterating thru designs.

To solve this problem +Maret Eiland​ and I have created a simple Android app that keeps the screen on while charging. It works with Android N and O. You can download it from the Play Store ( If you have a need to keep your screen on while charging, please give this app a try. And if you like it, please leave a review / rating.

You can also get the source code and design assets for this app here -


PS - Another excellent product for working with phones while iterating thru designs and development is a desktop phone stand -

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Awesome article on understanding the different ways to launch an Activity in Android. It's a great reference for Android designers and developers.

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I believe it's important for designers to become fluent in code in order to facilitate stronger communication with developers, so that product teams can create better products. 🛠

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Hey, I made a custom view to draw line graphs. In this example, I display data of the past 5 years, so from 19 July '12 till today.

Now, I want to give the user a visual cue that just a part of 2012 and 2017 are shown. I tried this:

It seems off though. The first value looks like 19 July '12 , the last more like 18 July '16. What would you guys recommend?
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Ever wondered how to do translate the principles of ethnography into digital spaces? This video takes you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to respectfully find and connect with users in the digital landscape. Let me know if you find this useful :)

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Post has attachment here's a recent work of mine. Please do leave feedbacks! Thanks :)

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I'm learning UX/UI and I'm designing an APP for Android just for practice. I read about the topic but I have a question:

I read that is recommended to start designing with the resolution that Android calls Baseline which is 320x480 and 160dp.

So, I create a document in photoshop which has 320x480px and 72ppi because I read that it's better to work at 72ppi.

I don't understand why I should work at 72ppi when the Android resolution is 160ppi.

The Android Guide recommends buttons with a minimum size of 48dp. 48 dp in my document is 48px (as I read in some resources) but this button seems very big to me on the screen.

Am I doing something wrong?

If someone can help me with these questions I would be very grateful.

Thanks a lot! 

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Hey guys, I'm working on an app to make screenshots bigger than your screen. The first time, I present the screen I've attached.

Do non-developers / non-native English speakers know the verb fling and if not, how can it be improved?

Thank you!
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