Stencils for Android
Stencils for Android
Written by Alex Denham   
Thursday, 01 March 2012

The Android team at Google has introduced an easier way to make your Android apps look stylish.

Until now, Android developers were at a disadvantage compared to those working on apps for rival devices because Android’s development tools concentrated on function rather than style.

Now a set of design stencils are being added to Android Design, the site we reported on in January to provide a much-needed style guide for Android Apps.

According to Android designer Alex Faaborg on the Android developer’s blog:

With these stencils you can now drag and drop your way to beautifully designed Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) applications, with grace and ease. The stencils feature the rich typography, colors, interactive controls, and icons found throughout Ice Cream Sandwich, along with some phone and tablet outlines to frame your meticulously crafted creations.”

 

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The initial set of stencils can be used with Adobe Fireworks and Omni OmniGraffle, though the blog says that Google may expand to other applications in the future.

The stencils are available for download from Android Design.

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More Information:

Android Design

Android Design V2: Now with stencils

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Google Style Guide for Android Apps

 

 
 

 

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