Gmail concept renders look amazing

Gmail concept renders look amazing
More often than not when we see concept renders made, they are for hardware like the next Apple device or the next Nexus device. The rare time we see a software concept render, it is usually for some way that Apple could finally change the iOS UI. So, when we saw that someone had done a concept render for the Gmail app on Android, we were intrigued. And, it turns out we were right to be interested, because the concept designs are pretty amazing.

The renders were made by Paul Burke who is a designer and developer with Touch Labs, a company that creates Android apps for clients (which includes the Associated Press). Burke says that it took him "months" to make these designs in his free time, and the effort certainly shows. The designs have the look of a Google app, with the side navigation pane that is becoming more and more common, as well as some very nice details. Our favorite are the quick access icons in the message list to get at attachments and event invitations. 

We'd love to see more cool software concepts out there, especially if they have as much attention to detail as these. These renders may not have anything to do with Google, but maybe some designers in Mountain View will take notice. 


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18 Comments

1. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

this would be really cool if they went with it

5. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

This is a concept for android devices, it already exists on ios devices. Michael H. lives on a dif. planet for not knowing that already.

6. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

sorry i'm not an ios user, so i didn't know. but i still think i'd be cool if they used it for android.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The designer took a few cues from the Gmail app on iOS, but to say that this already exists on iOS is completely wrong.

11. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

How much did Phone Arena pay you for that comment?... An iOS user like myself knows that this is already on ios devices. So live with it. Or are you that ridiculously attached to your android that you don't wanna believe ios has and always will have the upper hand in apps before android will. So ive been using this gmail for a month now and is great. It will come around for android also, eventually... in the future.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dude stop sporting nonsense, aside from the look what's special about gmail from iOS that I miss on gmail from android? Also in think you need glasses this concept is not the same as the gmail for iOS http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/gmail-ios.jpg There is the proof all the good stuff found on that concept is not on the gmail for iOS... I think you should be smarter than thay

15. prophet

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Somebody needs to come down from their ivory tower. While my use of iOS is limited to farting around on friends' phones (I can't really tolerate using it for any extended periods of time), I know enough about it to know that the one "ridiculously attached" happens to be you

21. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

i think that would be u... and your android. Pppl like you shouldnt walk the earth. period.

2. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I hope they do and eventually they will. Unlike Apple where they don't have the guts to do something like this i believe in Google more than Apple when it comes to their own apps

3. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

That's very nice looking. Change to something like this, integrate the plain Email app's functionality into Gmail, and we're set when it comes to email.

7. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

that is dope for real

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That concept looks amazing... I hope Google notices the concept render and implements it in the future.

10. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

this has a "Google+" feel to it and I like it

12. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

no Google.

14. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

google should hire this guy...

16. miguelmendezv

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

Nice!

19. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Oh My God.. See people fighting over whose (iOS or Google) concept it is..!!! These features are already on other Google apps (Google+, Youtube etc). It was only a matter of time that it is being adopted in Gmail . Its as simple as that.

20. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

No kidding! Plus it matches up very well with the UI update that the Play Store received this week as well as the other Google apps you mentioned. The iOS one just looks like Gmail when I go to it on my browser and been like that for months.

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