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Earlier this week Google’s Android team released a new section to their Developers website. It’s called Android Design. I had a chance to look most of it over yesterday and I must say that I am impressed. They have finally decided to put out some documentation for developers to follow for a more immersive design. They say that there is more to come, and I believe there will be. They already have a section for people to learn Android called Android Training. I can only imagine where they want to take this.

Android Design however is more for those of us who are building applications for Android 4.0 (ICS) and not for the older versions. You would have to dig into the developer website and spend a lot of time researching to find alternatives that can match some of the stuff discussed on Android Design. We at least have a foundation for future development or do we.

The answer is yes we do. Before Android 4.0, building an application for multiple handsets was kind of difficult. So many different screen sizes, densities and versions, usually ended up with some handsets being left out. This is the kind of experiences we as users have to deal with now. Hopefully this will change and developers will adopt this new design pattern.

I know that I as a developer, will follow this new design pattern, and if you plan to develop applications for Android, you should too. This Android design site has a lot of valuable information in it and I for one can’t wait to see what’s next.

Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 4:16 PM | Back to top

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