Android's design team talks about their favorites in app design
0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2013, 12:04 posted on
Every few weeks or so, the Android Developers YouTube channel will talk about Android design. Mostly, the talks are about best practices, and various more technical ways to make your app feel more at home on Google's platform. But, this week the Android design team is taking a different angle on the topic and talking about their favorite app designs in the Play Store...
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1. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Not hating on Google since I actually like their modern and flat design but I still hate their designs for tablets. The Newsstand looks bad, unbalanced and the features that he highlights are pretty standard and basic. Pulse might not be the best reading app but it's the app I use every day and it's the one I find to be the prettiest and most functional and still be able to fill the screen with a lot of content, something that Google fails to do because they stretch everything to the width of the device. While he's on a source you can only read the first story and you have almost zero info on it, just title and an image stretched to the width. And in the article of the cars, the images look unbalanced with the text because the images occupy the whole width and makes it look weird, unbalanced, at least in my eyes.
2. GeekMovement (Posts: 2137; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Nice design details in those apps, I'm gonna have to check out timely myself.
3. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2647; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Timely is a great alarm clock, not only design wise, but it syncs to your G-account. Also I can set the alarm on both my android devices at once, it will sync it to the other device. Also to stop the alarm, it's quite intuitive and you even can have a mini game to stop the alarm clock. Only downside, you can't choose a mp3 file as alarm sound