Design & Strategy

Jason Robinson
Posted by Jason Robinson
August 27, 2014

How to Import the Official Android Code Style

Importing the Official Android Code Style to Android Studio/IntelliJ

  1. Download AndroidStyle.xml from the Android platform_development repository. a. You might think you can just click the link above and Save As..., but you're wrong. Click the link, then choose the "Raw" display option.
  2. Save it to ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudioBeta/codestyles. Hidden files and folders will need to be visible to do this. To make hidden files and folders visible, follow the steps here: http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/
  3. Restart Android Studio
  4. Navigate to Android Studio > Preferences
  5. Navigate to Code Style > Java
  6. From the Scheme drop-down, select the name of the imported code style
  7. Click OK

! A note on column width:

The Android code style sets the column width to 100, which is very limiting. Change this by going to Code Style > General, and changing the "Right margin (columns)" field to 200.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
July 15, 2014

Material Design

Update and unify your mobile app with Android's new design.

Unity

Material's guidelines will be used across all devices, allowing your users to navigate intuitively on phones, tablets, and the web.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
November 15, 2013

3 Tips from a Mobile App Developer for Implementing a Successful BYOD Policy

The use of BYOD (bring your own device) is rapidly expanding. A...

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Metova
Posted by Metova
November 13, 2013

Mobile App Development Project: Wireframes & Design Explained

Every mobile app development project starts with research. Since design is merely a form of communication, you have to know what you’re communicating. If you don't know what your product is, or how it works, then you can’t expect to design a mobile app that meets the needs of your customers.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
November 7, 2013

10 Tips to Create Custom Applications Without Losing the Feel of the Platform

Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone each provide specific tips in their development forums about how to make your custom applications look and feel as though they belong on that device.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
July 16, 2013

iOS 7 Design Basics: Making Your App Fit In

Here are four visual considerations that developers examine to help their apps fit into iOS 7 when it launches this Fall.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
June 13, 2012

Designing Mobile Tablet Apps: First Step Outside The Mobile Box

The mobile tablet app market exploded in 2011, and tablet sales are only expected to grow in the foreseeable future. IHS data predicts that overall tablets sales will reach 126 million this year, an 85 percent increase over the 68.4 million units sold in 2011. By 2016, IHS expects sales to hit 360 million units.

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