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Android design in action

  1. 1. Android Design in ActionShyamala Prayaga
  2. 2. WHO AM I?
  3. 3. 480 million people currentlyuse Android devicesMore Android devices are onthe market than iOS devices.1 million new Android devicesare activated each dayANDROID IS HUGE
  4. 4. ACCORDING TO NEILSON STUDIES
  5. 5. Popular apps that become available onAndroid experience huge growth.
  6. 6. Instagram grew by 10 million users with thelaunch of its Android app — in just 10 days.
  7. 7. Despite this unprecedented expansionof the platform, the majority of AndroidApps are NOT THAT GREAT
  8. 8. Fewer QUALITY apps are inGoogle Play than in the iTunesStore.
  9. 9. WHY?
  10. 10. Android has been going through puberty in the past fewyears
  11. 11. Inconsistent hardware buttons is a big problem
  12. 12. Fight for Fragmentation
  13. 13. Android is not easy to learn
  14. 14. Better Menu discoverability
  15. 15. Backward Compatibility
  16. 16. In app navigation is much more predictable
  17. 17. But some CHALLENGES stillexists…
  18. 18. Multiple Screens
  19. 19. Different Hardware Types
  20. 20. TYPOGRAPHY
  21. 21. So how do we design for the NEW ageAndroid
  22. 22. UNDERSTAND ANDROID’S LOOK AND FEEL
  23. 23. BUILD FOR DIFFERENT HARDWARE TYPES
  24. 24. MAKE THE LARGE, OBVIOUS TAP TARGETS
  25. 25. USE DENSITY-INDEPENDENT PIXELS TODEFINE LAYOUT
  26. 26. CREATE ASSETS FOR ALL DENSITIES
  27. 27. PROPERLY HANDLE ORIENTATION CHANGES
  28. 28. FOLLOW ANDROID ICON GUIDELINES
  29. 29. DON’T MIMIC UI ELEMENTS FROM OTHERPLATFORMS
  30. 30. DON’T MIMIC UI ELEMENTS FROM OTHERPLATFORMS
  31. 31. DON’T USE BOTTOM TAB BARS
  32. 32. DON’T USE LABELED BACK BUTTON ONACTION BAR
  33. 33. DON’T USE RIGHT POINTING CARETS ON LINEITEMS
  34. 34. DEMO
  35. 35. Android Asset StudioICON GENERATORS — MAKE ICONS FOR YOUR APPIcon generators allow you to quickly and easily generate icons from existing sourceimages, clipart, or text.Launcher iconsAction bar and tab iconsNotification iconsGeneric iconsTab icons (pre-Android 3.0)Menu icons (pre-Android 3.0)OTHER GENERATORS — MISCELLANEOUS ASSET CREATION TOOLSDevice frame generator (or see the official version for Nexusdevices)Simple nine-patch generatorCOMMUNITY TOOLS — SIMILAR TOOLS FROM THE OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITYAndroid Action Bar Style Generator by Jeff GilfeltAndroid Holo Colors Generator by Jérôme Van Der Linden
  36. 36. QUESTIONS
  37. 37. REFERENCEShttp://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2012/two-thirds-of-new-mobile-buyers-now-opting-for-smartphones.htmlhttp://www.theverge.com/2012/4/13/2946602/instagram-40-million-usersINSTAGRAM

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