There's a new pressure sensitive and finger friendly drawing app in the Google Play store called Markers, and since it's written by Android software engineer Daniel Sandler (wonderfully written I might add), it's getting its fair share of attention. The app itself is free in Google Play, will run on any Android device with Eclair or higher, and it's open source. It's already given me more than a few hours of fun, and I have to recommend it to everyone. Especially everyone with a tablet.

Speaking of tablets, Google's Dan Morrill has been showing off some artwork (that's his up top) and pics have a pretty interesting resolution to them -- 800x1172. Add in a few extra pixels for a series of on-screen buttons that you don't see here, and you have the 800x1200 resolution of the rumored recently outed Nexus 7-inch tablet. If anyone would be using one and doing some final testing, someone like Morrill would certainly fit, as he's an Android engineer in Mountain View. And a pretty damn good artist!

We'll know all there is to know about any Googlicious Nexus tablets in just a handful of days. In the meantime, grab the Markers app and have some fun while you wait.

And by the way: That pic from Morrill you see above would make a great Jelly Bean easter egg. Just sayin'.

Download Markers from Google Play; grab the source code; check out Dan Morrill's artwork on Google+


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Markers: An awesome drawing app, and more confirmation of the Nexus tablet?


Yes it would be. The rumored specs are a 1280 x 800 screen right? That would leave 108 pixels...

There are lots of 1280x800 devices so I don't think that necessarily indicates anything. Still cool app; I just tried it on my Galaxy Note.

Huh, I guess I was unaware you could make a "pressure sensitive" app without a stylus digitizer. Maybe that isn't as much of a requirement as I originally thought. I'm planning on getting the Nexus Tablet (probably) so it wouldn't be ideal for PDF editing as I originally planned anyway (with a 10" high res device) but maybe I could do some light pen work on a tablet. I guess I was under the impression that even with a good quality capacitive stylus that using it on a tablet was still pretty much crap.

The more surface area that you touch with can be detected and affect stroke width. However drawing with your fingers is far less than ideal. I'm not sure how well most capacitive styli can do that. Many definitely will not. That's where the beauty of Wacom or similar active pressure sensitive styli comes in.