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Moving from iPhone to Android

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As Android gains ground, iOS may not be enough for some brands. And with limited budgets and development constraints, sometimes you can't give your app the full "Android Treatment" it should deserve. ...

As Android gains ground, iOS may not be enough for some brands. And with limited budgets and development constraints, sometimes you can't give your app the full "Android Treatment" it should deserve. I've put together a mini guide to go over some common ways to get your iOS app over to Android, while keeping it consistent (mostly) with today's Android patterns.

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    • Moving from iPhone to AndroidQuick lesson on common design changes when moving to Android http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/6/2775611/npd-group-q4-2011-us-smartphone-sales-android-iphone
    • This is just a quick, high-level primer to help you have a conversation around moving your app to Android.
    • Some of the main differences... xThe navigation goes away, and is “hidden” in a standard Android menu
    • Some of the main differences...x The “back button” is also in the same menu area
    • Some of the main differences... xAs well as search
    • Different ways for adapting to Android Menu Only Totally Custom Keep everything the same Move to the top Full Android Moving to Android 4.0...
    • Menu OnlyWhere the app basicallystays the same, butmoves navigationfunctionally to the Androidmenu bar.
    • Totally CustomWhere the design patternsare not common to iOS orAndroid, and stay thesame cross-platform.
    • Keep everything the sameSpecifically break withAndroid patterns to keepthe app the same as theiOS app.
    • Move to the topWhere the app basicallystays the same, but the iOSmenu bar is moved to the topof the Android app, whilemost other options staywithin the Android menu bar.
    • Full AndroidConsiderations weremade to use the Androidapp patterns to theirfullest - sometimes veryforeign to a iOS customer.
    • Ice Cream Sandwich** There are a new set of design guidelines (finally!) for Android with the 4.0 release.Overview and examples:http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/new-4-0.htmlThe main issues currently around 4.0 is the REALLY slow adoption around new Android versions:http://developer.android.com/resources/dashboard/platform-versions.html
    • Jeremy Johnson jeremy@23hd.com @jeremyjohnsonwww.jeremyjohnsononline.com