These are the 11 best-designed apps, according to Google's Android team

These are the 11 best-designed apps, according to Google's Android team
Yesterday, the team behind Android over at Google posted its newly updated Beautiful Design Winter 2013 Collection chart, succeeding its previous ranking from the summer earlier this year. 

These, as you can guess, rank some of the most attractively-designed apps one can find on the Play Store, though the Android team does note that the apps that made it on the list are also ones that go beyond compliance with its own guidelines on design:



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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15 Comments

15. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

13. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Meh, I don't use any of these apps. My vote goes to Tweetcaster for tablets.

8. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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.com/2013/08/yahoo-weather-app-beautiful-design.html

5. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

They forget Clean Master, it has beautiful UI too.

7. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

What a joke :)

4. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

timely & yahoo weather do look amazing, but it's just eye candy, there are better featured products out there.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

More features doesn't equal better

9. NOTREALLYME

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

No, but "better' features equals better.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Better based on what?

10. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Muppet, no one but you said more did they... if you're going to troll, at least do it properly.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You did but you're backpedaling because you were owned

3. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Thanks to Google's API which also makes many programs look beautiful.

2. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Yahoo Weather is great! I'll download it

14. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Really nice and best-designed apps, but I think few more are there.

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