Android Team has recently launched an official ‘Android Design’ portal, featuring an extensive guide outlining the user interaction best practices that allow the developers to work and build android apps in a more powerful way.
Android OS had seen a lot of strong changes with the launch of its Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) platform, which makes a major milestone for Android design. The portal focused the design work with three goals, primarily as they mention – Enchant me, Simplify my life and Make me amazing for their core apps and system.
The website contains a lot of material, including sections on general style guidelines, design pattern, and ‘building blocks’ that are part of Android’s default interface, and each section further consists of numerous subsections. The guide has an emphasis on UI elements that are introduced with Android 4.0, like the Roboto font.
The portal might isn’t helps the developers in a single go at large but with the time moves, it will surely make a better impact. You can find the design portal here.
Android is a Linux based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. The unveiling of the Android distribution in 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 84 hardwares, softwares, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google releases the Android code as open-source, under the Apache License.