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A developer's tool : Grid Wichterle

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 12 november 2013 - no comments

Many apps exists to enforce good UI design in Android Apps, some embedded in the developper settings screen. This app is a small simple app that you can add to your toolbox.

Grid Wichterle

As you can see on the screenshot above, the app draws a grid above your Android UI, to let you see if your views are aligned following the design guidelines.

The project is Open Sourced on Github and can be downloaded on the Google Play Store

A developer tool : DevApps Direct

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 29 march 2013 - no comments

This is a somewhat similar app to Android UI Patterns (which I talked about earlier). The aim of DevApps Direct is to list available libraries for Android developpers, with again a live demo feature.

DevAppsDirect

What is really interesting is that it is built around an RSS feed, which you can still follow in any RSS Reader (well, not Google Reader obviously). The app itself will then be able to get new libraries without having to update the app itself.

DevAppsDirect

It will also download the libraries' demo on demand, meaning that it won't use much of your space for nothing. Although it's still in beta, this app is very usefull to test many libraris, and keep some in your favorites

As always, you can download it from the Google Play Store.

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.