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Google Beautiful Design Collection gets updated: Spotify, Lumosity and 10 others

Google has now releases its Summer 2014 edition of its Beautiful Design Collection, pointing out 12 of the apps it thinks stand out thanks to exceptional design elements.
September 2, 2014

Last summer Google published a collection of Beautifully Designed apps and games, highlighting some of the apps that they felt were worthy of some extra attention thanks to great design. In the winter Google updated the list, but now as we head into the end of summer, they’re issuing a new list.

“The goal of this collection is to highlight beautiful apps with masterfully crafted design details such as beautiful presentation of photos, crisp and meaningful layout and typography, and delightful yet intuitive gestures and transitions.” So what apps made the cut? In total, 12 apps are mentioned: Flight Track 5, Oyster, Gogobot, Lumosity, Vivino, FIFA, Duolingo, SeriesGuide, Spotify, Runtastic, Yahoo News Digest, and Airbnb.

Google even encourages other app developers and designers to play with some of the aboe apps to “get a sense for the types of design details that can separate good apps from great ones”. In a nod to the future of Android design, they also note that developers should be reviewing the material design spec as well. For more details on what exactly Google likes about some of the above apps, you’ll want to check out the post for yourself. To take a look at the app list and download a few of them, you’ll want to head here.