design

Google intros new Literata typeface for Play Books

If you're a regular reader on Google Play Books, you'd be happy to know that there is a new font you could use. The new font called Literata is said to be ideal for longer reads on all devices so whether you're reading on your smartphone or tablet, your eyes won't get tired because the new book typeface was custom-made just for Google.

HTC to Ink up its One M9 in bespoke special edition

The HTC One M9 may already be getting good reviews and if you like a little art in your devices, you might give this one a go as well. The OEM is teaming up with a supermodel and a tattoo artist to be part of the bespoke collection. Calling it HTC Ink, they will be etching onto the back of their new flagship the design that their collaborators have come up with. This is just the first in a series of limited edition smartphones that they will be releasing as part of the collection.

Design your own games with this “pay what you want” course set [DEALS]

You may have gotten some programming chops from our previous Android app development courses, but that's only half the tools you'll need when making a game. The other half, game design, requires a different kind of mindset, a different set of tools. Luckily, we now also have a few courses just for that very purpose, and you get to pay what you want for these four courses from our Game Design Bundle.

Android Wear faces gets official API and Play Store corner

This is probably that day that many smartwatch users and designers have been waiting for. After asking developers and designers to hold off from flooding the market with watch faces, Google has finally opened the floodgates for Android Wear watch faces. Today's update not only brings official support to your smartwatch, it provides watch face makers the proper API to use to create their masterpiece. Watch faces even get their own corner in Google Play Store!

Material Design checklist helps developers get ready

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming and developers better be ready. Actually, many have already updated their apps, even in their current pre-Lollipop incarnations, to that new Material Design look. But to make sure that developers have dotted their i's and crossed their t's, Google has given out a checklist for developers and designers to skim over, in case they don't have the time to pour through the actual design guidelines and previously released documents.

Samsung answers design questions for Note 4, Note Edge

When going a version up, there is always the tension between keeping elements of the old design and ditching them for something new. Samsung went through all of that for its new flagship phablets – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Let’s look at some of their considerations.

Google updates Material Design resources for Android 5 release

Google initially released its Material Design guidelines in July and designed it as a feedback mechanism from developers to refine the initial aesthetic and look of Android 5.0 when it was unveiled in February. Today, it has updated these resources and guidelines as the release date nears.

Source: a Material Design news reader from EvolveSMS dev

With a ton of news readers on Android, especially those that use the same news sources, differentiation can be a bit difficult. Considering that functionality is almost always the same, such apps nowadays compete on the design. Using the principles of Material Design, Klinker Apps, makers of the popular apps such as Talon for Twitter, EvolveSMS and the new Blur Launcher, has announced Source, a news reader whose beauty lies in its simplicity.

Today Calendar gets a taste of Material Design in beta

The Android L Material Design bug just keep on spreading, even outside Google's own app catalog. The latest to join that fray is Today Calendar, turning Google's own Calendar Android app into something that is even more pleasing to look at and a pleasure to use as well.

Beautiful Design Summer Collection 2014 includes 12 apps

Google’s Beautiful Design collection has been a great curated find of the best designed apps among the thousands you can find on the Google Play Store. The Summer Collection 2014 includes 12 old (but newly updated) and new apps that have “exquisite detail” in their user interfaces. Some of the apps have also incorporated Google’s material design, which of course would please the tech company and secured the inclusion on this collection.
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