Google makes Material Design checklist for developers

Google makes Material Design checklist for developers
Google's newest Android version – 5.0 Lollipop – is about to roll out soon and present to the world the new look of Android – the Material Design UI. It is a major overhaul of the system's look that works towards flattening the interface, while using colors, animations, and shadows in order to help the user perceive the different active areas in an app.

Google, of course, wants the look of its operating system to be unified between apps – even if they are developed by 3rd parties – so it has now released a checklist for developers who want to give their programs the Material Design facelift.

The list (link in source) aims to convey the philosophy behind the new UI in around 35 points. They are short and to the point, so a bit dry to read, but if you are interested in Google's approach to the new look – this info comes straight from the horse's mouth.

Android Lollipop will start rolling out to Nexus devices as soon as November 3rd. Other manufacturers' estimates of when their devices will get an update to Androdi 5.0 vary between "a few weeks" and up to "90 days" after Google releases the OS officially. Check here and here for information on devices that we know will be getting the update.

source: Google via Mobilesyrup

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6 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

3rd November......i can't wait to teste lollipop.

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The devs better not forget the most important detail of material design- transition animations and touch responses.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I agree.....

3. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

That is the issue, google said in a statement to devs that lollipop is going to be released in november 3rd that doesn't mean all supported nexus devices will get the update.I'm just sayin, don't get yout hopes too high.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Most reviews have said that the builds are really buggy. I don't think there will be a solid Lollipop release until March or April 2015. Google just doesn't do a good job on anything except getting a lot of "beta" product out the door.

6. Tolooei

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

i love Material Design ...

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