10 Android UI Design Tips to Improve Your App's Visual Appeal

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When it comes to Android app development, style and design may not trump substance, but they certainly play an important role in whether or not your Android app is successful.

Here are 10 Android UI design tips, plus a bonus one for improving the visual appeal of your Android apps.

Android UI Design Tip #1:
Use Appropriately Sized Graphics
When it comes to graphics, many Android app developers take a "one size fits most" approach. While this makes for simpler resource management, it can be a mistake in terms of the visual appeal of your app. In order for an app to look its best, it should include graphics tailored to specific device screens (dimension-wise) as alternative resources. The most appropriate graphics will be loaded at runtime, making for the best user experience possible.

Android UI Design Tip #2:
Use Appropriately Formatted Graphics
We have all seen apps that grind to a halt while trying to load some gigantic graphic file that is not only the wrong size, but a less-than-ideal format. The Android platform supports a number of media formats, such as PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP and WebP (Android 4.0+). PNG is the ideal format for lossless images, while JPEG quality is "tweakable."

Posted by editorial 421 days ago in Tablet Applications  |  developer.com
 

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