So I’ve been working in UI/UX (User Interaction/User Experience) design for the last several months, creating mock-ups for apps and re-designing apps. It’s been really enjoyable, and exciting. But the world of iPhone iOS vs. the Android device is completely different. For some reason finding resources for Android is super difficult. I am a Apple user (obviously, I name my Boston Terrier after the computer, Mac.), so I KNOW their product and OS (Operating System). So for me, designing for their iPad and iPhone devices is just natural to me. Besides the fact that Apple has very clearly written out the “UI Manual” that provides developers and designers with the basic knowledge they need to know when creating and design an app. MobileHIG is the name of the PDF (Click on the link to read it).
So Android…you have HOW many different devices out there, screen sizes, resolutions, etc. Consistency is the biggest problem. I’ve come across a few reads and I kinda just wanted to put them all here, hoping that I can help someone else maybe in the same spot with designing for Android devices. Here are my recommendations:
Android’s “Manual” http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/ui_guidelines/index.html
A decent PDF that actually is helpful : MM_Android_Design_Guidelines
I also have been reading a few blogs online, that are just beneficial in UI/UX design in general…no matter what platform you’re really working in…My favorite is Johnny Holland Magazine :