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Welcome to the official Android Design community on Google+. This community is all about designing apps for Android.

Before posting to this community, please read the following guidelines. Posts that don’t adhere to these guidelines will be removed without warning. Repeat offenses will result in revocation of community membership.

(1) All posts must contain written text. The best discussion comes out of posts where the author has written something in the post’s body text—an opinion, a question, a request, etc. If you’re attaching a link or photo, at the very least you should describe why the attachment is relevant or valuable to the community. Posts containing only attachments (e.g. just links or photos) and no text will be removed. 

(2) Do not attach direct Google Play links to posts. While direct links to Google Play look great on Google+, they can be quite spammy. If you’re looking for design feedback on your app, or are posting about a well-designed app, attach screenshots or a video, and at most paste the link into your post’s body text.

(3) Do not post device mockups, home screen themes or Android graphic art. There are plenty of communities out there dedicated to this kind of material. This community is tailored to Android app design. Posts of this nature will be removed.

(4) Do not post about Android programming topics. The appropriate venue for Android programming (XML/Java/etc.) discussion is the official Android development community [Link 1]. If you’d like to link to a programmer/developer-centric article that is somehow relevant to designers, mention the design aspects in your post’s body text.

(5) Do not post about other platforms. While many design topics are relevant to any platform, posting about specific other platforms outside the context of Android is not appropriate for this community. For example, links to articles should either be specific to Android, mention Android, or be generally applicable to mobile or user interface design.

(6) Do not post links only to promote an app, product or service. If your post does not contain some content related to app design, and links to another website for promotional reasons, it will be considered spam.

And one quick guideline for commenting:

(7) Only comment if you have something to add to the conversation. This keeps things on track and easy for others to follow. To express agreement with a post or a comment, simply +1 it.

Please follow these guidelines when posting to the community. It bears repeating that posts that don’t adhere to these guidelines will be removed without warning and that repeat offenses will result in revocation of community membership.

Thanks, and happy designing!
—Your friendly moderators

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Gianluca Segato

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Hi guys!
After a year, we're working on designing a new UI for a quite famous app.
Current design is all-holo, with holo cards, a quite invasive action bar (and most of all useless), and so on; in the last year, nevertheless, flat has been pushed a lot further, and since the introduction of Android L and its material design, everything has changed.
Now my question is: How should we approach the new UI?
On one hand, we want to preserve some sort of consistency, so that I don't have two different UX with L and not L (the Google+ way: everything is material). On the other one, we don't want to keep the "old" holo look, too bold, too much "not flat", even if Google hasn't released any sort of support library or support methods in order to bring L designing concepts into backward releases.
And, finally, L will not be released officially in ages.
So my question is: How should we approach the designing of new UIs since the introduction of material design, but not the methods to code it?
(//maybe +Roman Nurik can give his 50 cents..)
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Simple implementation of Android L ripple effect for Android ICS+

You can check it in action at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meg7.freshpaper

#Android    #AndroidDev    #Design 
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TheTechnoToast

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Hey guys, I have a question about .9 patch png files... What's the point of them, and why don't apps just use regular png files? It seems unnecessarily complicated.

Also, Is there an easier way to edit 9patch files? I'd love to just design my own in a graphics program, and just convert it to 9patch.

Thanks :D
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+TheTechnoToast what +Michael Wolfson says is also something to consider every time you think of creating a nine patch file or button / layout background. The cards shown in Google Now are by the way a good example why to use nine patch files
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Alex Zoller

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How would i edit the title names of each item?
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Andrew Quebe

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Alright. I think I have everything down. Final thoughts before I implement this throughout my app?
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Good to see you got rid of that action bar shadow.
Try using a borderless table layout for the "Specific information" section, perhaps the unit of measure could have its own column and be changeable on click, that way eg. mass could be displayed in either kg, lbs, Earths, etc.
Speaking of this section, use scientific notation for very big numbers like that of the mass.
As for the "General information" section, it seems like you're lacking some line breaks, seeing as it consists of multiple facts and that these are quite short and independent.
These changes should make the info easier to scan.
Also you may want to reconsider your naming of the sections, I mean they both contain information specific to the Sun, how about "Data" and "Facts"?
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A forked version of the Android Asset Studio with 425 Material Design icons (From the Polymer website)  Find them under the Clipart section when creating icons.
 
1. Extracted 425 Material Design icons from Google's Project Polymer website
2. Made a fork of +Roman Nurik's Android Asset Studio
3. Modified it to generate Android L Icons

I'm not much of a developer, so if you find any issues or errors with it, please let me know. 

Here's the link: http://shreyasachar.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio

Again, Happy designing :)
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Nick Webster

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As material design won't launch for a few more months and I couldn't wait I've been trying to emulate it in my app (Campfyre). What else would you guys suggest to give it more of an Android L feel?
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The app just looks really, really generic.  Give it some more personality!

Also-- your ListView is cut off on the top and bottom.  Make sure you are using the clipToPadding attribute correctly.
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Andrew Quebe

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What do you guys think? The first screenshot is the old way I have my app set up. The three other ones implement the invisible action bar until you scroll down to see content. Thoughts??
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Align text with picture in first view
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Adam Yakes

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Adam Yakes originally shared:
 
What do you think will become of the launcher in the completed version of L?

As I was reading this article (linked below), it became apparent to me that in Material Design, nothing should really erupt and take off. It breaks the "layer" that is created by the screen itself. And that's what the launcher is doing right now.

If material design is about making sure objects behave in a consistent way, then it should be very apparent that the icons should not have the ability to fly from "above" as they do now in the stock launcher. Just like apps can't come flying towards you as they did in KitKat. (Though the sliding up animation felt jarring at first, it makes sense why it was necessary now.)

So, my designing friends, what is a good solution to our Z axis problem?
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Kenneth So

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Taable Note ( #news   #magazine  ) updated with a new fresh interface. Its design let user read more feeds with an attractive new photos.
 
+Taable Note provides thousands of qualified #RSS  collections to users for subscription. With a fresh new UI, user can enjoy the new experience of reading.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.taable.TaableNote
Apple App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taable-note/id826346020

#free   #android   #iOS   #app   #magazine  
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I have created a colors.xml of all the official Material Design colours for all Android Developers and Designers out there to be able to conveniently reference the colours by their respective official names. Enjoy.
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thank you
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About this community

Before posting, please make sure to read through the community guidelines linked below. Welcome to the official Android Design community. This community is all about designing apps for Android. Feel free to share your design tips and tricks, screenshots from your favorite beautiful apps, design mockups, and anything else you find useful and relevant right here!

AKHIL BABU PUVVALA

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So do I. It takes lots of time and very painful. 
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Luke Sleeman

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Its not strictly design related, but does anybody know what has become of bitspin - the creators of timely alarm clock?  They got acquired by google and seem to have just disappeared...

I would hate to think it was an acqhire and the team has been broken up and they are just working on some corner of the immense Android project.  Does anybody know who the actual people behind bitspin were?  Are they on G+ or Twitter?

Timely was (is!) a fantastic app and I was really looking forward to seeing what bitspin released next.  What Android needs more than anything is stunning apps, which not only rival anything on iOS but surpass it.  It seemed like bitspin was one of the few teams with the ability to deliver!
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I wonder if they're behind some of the animations in Android L.
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Brad Donnelley

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Interesting video: 'Material Design' designers talk about the new colour systems, typographic strategies, and the underlying grids that hold it together.
Link: http://youtu.be/ctzWKRlTYHQ
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1. Extracted 425 Material Design icons from Google's Project Polymer website
2. Made a fork of +Roman Nurik's Android Asset Studio
3. Modified it to generate Android L Icons

I'm not much of a developer, so if you find any issues or errors with it, please let me know. 

Here's the link: http://shreyasachar.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio

Again, Happy designing :)
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jeromy yap

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Hi. We will be releasing a journal app called "Journey". We need your help in the feedback for the design of the app. If you are interested to help us, kindly go to http://2appstudio.com/journey/ and fill in your Google+ account so that we can add you in our private group for the app download. Any feedback on the screenshots below are welcome too.Thanks! #Android  
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thanks +Willi Krause, appreciate your comment. :) 
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Andrew Quebe

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Thoughts?
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Ok, in this case a single color app icon may look better, or no app icon at all, like in the redesigned Contacts app: http://phandroid.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Android-L-Material-Contacts-640x571.jpg
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Car Slide Puzzle update version 1.0.
http://bhansalisoft.com/FileHandler.ashx?FileID=12

design suggestion is helpful for us for better app.
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This is little try to make app...please don't disappoint my app...i try to better as possible..you try this app..really good for  brain puzzle
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Daniel Grech

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Hi all,

I've been working on an app in my spare time for tracking shift work. I'm close to release now and it'd be good to get some design/UI feedback. 

Any criticism/comments would be appreciated :)

App video: http://youtu.be/W5OvZIOmGMs
Welcome flow: http://youtu.be/brxo1Yr0XH0

I've got a beta going if anyone wants to play with the app themselves:  https://plus.google.com/communities/114052814314001493354

Thanks!
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Thanks Joshwin - really appreciate the feedback :)

Any specific suggestions for the widget?
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