Android lets you mash apps together. When you do, cool things start to happen.

I just published my third app on Google Play: a custom watch face for Android Wear based on the typeface we created for the FORM 2014 conference. Credit to Paul and Li Ko from the material…


My guiding philosophy on developer advocacy

This June marked my 6 year anniversary on the Developer Relations team at Google. In those 6 years, I’ve helped web developers build with the Google Earth API more rapidly, Android developers build higher-quality, more usable mobile apps and UI designers make better design…


Last week, we announced that the Google I/O 2014 app source code is now available, so you can go check out how we implemented some of the features and design details you got to play with during the conference. …


Wearing your #AndroidWear UI

(cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog)

A few weeks ago, Timothy Jordan and I were chatting about designing apps for wearables to validate some of the content we’re planning for Google I/O 2014. We talked a lot about how these devices require scrutiny to preserve user attention while exposing some…


The story of Muzei Live Wallpaper for Android

A smartphone is a deeply personal thing. It’s no surprise that the Personalization category on Google Play is home to some of Android’s most popular apps. …


Fast can sometimes feel slow.

I was on a bus today when I noticed the passenger in front of me using her iPhone. I observed two behaviors that support the mobile design best practices I and others have been talking about on Android Design in Action and elsewhere on the interwebs.

First, the bus passenger…


The why and how much of minimalist user interface design.

“Flat design.” It’s all the rage in the design community these days, what with major mobile and desktop platforms flattening everything from input fields to buttons to shadows like Saturday morning pancakes. Some critics claim it’s all a big fad—nothing but a design trend that’ll go out of fashion in…

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