Android apps have come a long way. In the early days of the Android Market, many criticized the look and feel of the average Android app, especially when it came to design. Things have changed for the better since then, and Apple’s App Store no longer has a monopoly on beautifully designed, well-thought applications.
But Google wants even more great looking apps to delight and surprise Android users. To promote the best practices in designing applications, the Android design team put together a collection of 11 beautiful apps that app developers can look at for inspiration.
The 11 apps in the collection are the following:
What makes these apps special? According to Google, it’s:
Attention to detail makes an app truly beautiful: transitions are fast and clear, layout and typography are crisp and meaningful, and design touches that delight you in surprising ways are sprinkled throughout
Even if you’re not interested in Android app design and development, you should still check out the collection, which includes some of the best apps that the Play Store has to offer.
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But where’s the Holo???
What do you mean? Most of the apps above are Holo.
At least 5 of them aren’t. That’s 5 too much.
i agree,but you asked where is the holo, as if none of them are
Pattrn Pocket Pinterest Design Board Meeting:
“Yeah, making a one-color icon with a big “P” letter is a great idea, it will distinguish us from other app-making competitors”.
No, seriously, how am I supposed to remember which icon relates to which app if all of them are titled “P”.
Flipboard? Really? This is the Anna Kournikova of apps. It looks very pretty, but it’s overrated and it doesn’t work well.
Question is “What are some of the best designed Android apps?”, not what are the best working apps….just saying….
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