Typography can make a big difference in the attractiveness and usability of an app, and now Android developers can use typefaces from the Google Fonts catalog. It’s simple, efficient, and opens up a range of new typographic options.
Every developer knows that design plays a major role in user experience—it can be a critical factor in the success or failure of your app. Still, there’s always the temptation to use default fonts, whether to push ahead with a release, to sidestep the complexity of integrating custom fonts, or just to avoid the seemingly arcane art of type selection.
I am a Senior Software Engineer at Google, leading the Google Fonts engineering team