These are the 11 best-designed apps, according to Google's Android team
In other words, while beauty may very well be in the eye of the beholder, rules are rules and if app developers want to get the extra publicity, then adhering to the aforementioned principles is the way to go.
A total of 11 apps got a special mention, though only two are veterans from Google's last such ranking – Pinterest and Grand St. – the rest are all new to the list. Lets go through the full list right below:
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source: Android Developers Blog
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2338; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Really nice and best-designed apps, but I think few more are there.
14. bokimaricu (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
It's great. Except for the fact that, at least here in Serbia, almost every city is named wrong, ranging from spelling errors to whole words being replaced. I don't know which maps it uses, but it's horrific. Other than that, it's awesome.
3. fireblade (Posts: 634; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Thanks to Google's API which also makes many programs look beautiful.
4. techguyone (Posts: 93; Member since: 18 May 2013)
timely & yahoo weather do look amazing, but it's just eye candy, there are better featured products out there.
10. techguyone (Posts: 93; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Muppet, no one but you said more did they... if you're going to troll, at least do it properly.
12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
You did but you're backpedaling because you were owned
5. fireblade (Posts: 634; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
They forget Clean Master, it has beautiful UI too.
8. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Okay, this is just stupid... Yahoo Weather has an extremely bad design (aside from the homescreen) for an Android app... For those wondering why, read this article:http://www.androiduipatterns.c
13. Qbancelli (Posts: 59; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)
Meh, I don't use any of these apps.
My vote goes to Tweetcaster for tablets.
15. andynaija (Posts: 430; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Yahoo Weather is a great app with pretty accurate temperatures/forecasts, but for some reason about a month ago I've started noticing pictures of places in the world that don't match where you live (especially the small towns), they should have left the generic ones. But if you live in a well known city like New York City, San Francisco, Dallas etc. you'll see photos of your city just fine.