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Android design in action
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Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
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Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
Android design in action
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  • 1. Android Design in ActionShyamala Prayaga
  • 2. WHO AM I?
  • 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. ACCORDING TO NEILSON STUDIES
  • 5. Popular apps that become available onAndroid experience huge growth.
  • 6. Instagram grew by 10 million users with thelaunch of its Android app — in just 10 days.
  • 7. Despite this unprecedented expansionof the platform, the majority of AndroidApps are NOT THAT GREAT
  • 8. Fewer QUALITY apps are inGoogle Play than in the iTunesStore.
  • 9. WHY?
  • 10. Android has been going through puberty in the past fewyears
  • 11. Inconsistent hardware buttons is a big problem
  • 12. Fight for Fragmentation
  • 13. Android is not easy to learn
  • 14. Better Menu discoverability
  • 15. Backward Compatibility
  • 16. In app navigation is much more predictable
  • 17. But some CHALLENGES stillexists…
  • 18. Multiple Screens
  • 19. Different Hardware Types
  • 20. TYPOGRAPHY
  • 21. So how do we design for the NEW ageAndroid
  • 22. UNDERSTAND ANDROID’S LOOK AND FEEL
  • 23. BUILD FOR DIFFERENT HARDWARE TYPES
  • 24. MAKE THE LARGE, OBVIOUS TAP TARGETS
  • 25. USE DENSITY-INDEPENDENT PIXELS TODEFINE LAYOUT
  • 26. CREATE ASSETS FOR ALL DENSITIES
  • 27. PROPERLY HANDLE ORIENTATION CHANGES
  • 28. FOLLOW ANDROID ICON GUIDELINES
  • 29. DON’T MIMIC UI ELEMENTS FROM OTHERPLATFORMS
  • 30. DON’T MIMIC UI ELEMENTS FROM OTHERPLATFORMS
  • 31. DON’T USE BOTTOM TAB BARS
  • 32. DON’T USE LABELED BACK BUTTON ONACTION BAR
  • 33. DON’T USE RIGHT POINTING CARETS ON LINEITEMS
  • 34. DEMO
  • 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. QUESTIONS
  • 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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