application

Rss feed of the tag

A developer tool : Android UI Patterns

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 27 september 2012 - no comments

There are lots of apps out there that we, developers, make for people. But sometimes, there is an application made for us.

Today I'll present Android UI Patterns, created by Groidify. This app goes in a long list of tools and websites to help UI/UX designers to create wonderful applications.

This application presents many UI Pattern libraries, to add rich UI to Android apps. And the great thing is that you can preview a sample of each library effect. This is perfect to choose between two similar applications.

Android UI Pattern Android UI Pattern

I also tested a couple of similar apps : The Ultimate Android Library, but without the ability to preview the library in action, and Droid UX, which is more focused on look and feel than UI pattern.

Felix : A new version of my Felix' plorer

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 18 september 2012 - no comments

It's always a strange feeling to dig out some code written several years ago.

After the big rewrite of Ted, my most successful app, as well as making a new icon set myself, I decided to rewrite my File Browser app to have some coherence between my utility applications

Felix - browsing and options

In the process, I also added some features who where missing for a 2012 app, like multiple selection (only available on Honeycomb and higher), or zip file management (archive, extract), or a grid view.

Felix - the grid view Felix - preview of image files

Now Felix is available in its latest version with a brand new look and feel, and more powerful than ever, and can be downloaded from the Play Store.