Google wants Android apps to smarten up

New Android Design site helps developers make pretty things


Google's Android User Experience team has launched a site called Android Design to help developers make more beautiful apps.

It includes everything from guides on colour and layout to writing style – useful for any potential mobile designer, not just those working on Android.

It's all in an effort to smarten up Android apps, which can sometimes look and feel a bit clunky compared to the highly polished apps available for iOS devices.

The new site is "the place to learn about principles, building blocks, and patterns for creating world-class Android user interfaces," according to Christian Robertson, leader of the Android visual design group.

Let's hope in brings about the full scale beautification of Android apps that Google wants.

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