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Android™ User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps by Ian G. Clifton

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Preface

Whether you have been working with the Android SDK since before the first device was released in September of 2008 or you just finished your first “Hello, World” app, you are likely aware of the incredible pace at which Android has been developed. The operating system itself has changed and matured, and the apps have followed suit. That means it is more challenging than ever to stand out. It’s no longer enough to create a functional user interface that’s “good enough.” Now there is enough competition that apps with poor UI and apps that are half-hearted ports from other operating systems are outright rejected by users. Google has shown their commitment to design with the major UI and usability fixes in Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, ...

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