Android UI Utilities project brings unified design tools for developers
Love it or hate it, part of the reason iOS applications look as good (or boring?) as they do is because they have a unified toolset to create the application interface. Design x Code looks to be bringing that to Android with the announcement of the Android UI Utilities project. While it's still in beta, it offers up a set of tools and templates that not only look easy to use, but follow the Android design guidelines and should compliment existing Android UI elements rather well.
Currently, the Android UI Utilities include templates for Pencil (a popular UI and design prototyping tool), standalone icon templates in .psd format, and an online resource making tool called the Android Asset Studio which can generate all sorts of application graphics from existing images. The project developers have more planned, so if you're a budding Android app developer, or even a seasoned veteran, this is something you should have a look at.
What do YOU think? Does Android need a unified look and feel across applications? Or should we respect the individuality of the developers tastes? Take the survey and let us know! [Design x Code]
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