Questions tagged [android]

Questions about designing for Android, an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Specific measurements and guidelines are common when designing graphics for different platforms. As such, Android has its own set of requirements. Ask anything about designing graphical projects for the Android platform.

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Showing twelve action buttons without occupying too much space

I want to show user twelve options/buttons such that those options doesn't occupy too much space on screen.I don't want to show icon with each option as it will occupy more space. The buttons contain ...
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Using Play Store badges and F logos, etc. on printed material

There are established guidelines about the use of the Play Store logo, Facebook F logo, etc. in websites, etc. There is a related question on this topic here. Google play store has its guidelines here....
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What's this new button type called?

I've seen this type of buttons - no background and with an icon on top - in some places in Android 10 settings (Lineage OS 17, if that's important) and in one another application which uses slightly ...
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How to import vector drop shadow from Sketch to Android Studio

If I add a drop shadow to an asset in Sketch, then export that asset as an svg, then open that asset in Gimp, I see the shadow, so the shadow must be exporting to the svg. However, if I import into ...
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Software suggestion: hand tracing photo to vector on tablet

I am looking for software that let's me trace a photo by hand on an android device and then have the result saved as vectors (EPS, SVG, whatever). The task is trivial The only reference I could ...
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How to remove Transforms from Adobe Illustrator SVG?

I am trying to import the svg icon I made in illustrator into Android Studio using their built in svg converter. Unfortunately it gives me the following error messages: ERROR @ line 1: Gradient has ...
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How to export asset at different densities for Android platform (mdpi hdpi xhdpi xxhdpi xxhdpi)

I am exporting image for Android as per title, and read somewhere that one can start at a base density, then just scale the asset and export as PNGs following this formula mdpi = ~160dpi = 1×, or 100%...
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Measuring units for Android UI Design

I am designing a mobile app for the Android OS. I am currently using Adobe XD. What is the base screen size that I can use to start designing so that 1px is equal to 1dp or 1sp. Also what is the ...
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Does sketch export to XML?

Does sketch export to XML? Is a plugin required? If yes, is designing layout by exporting XML worth-while? Thanks
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Importing icons into Android Studio [closed]

I made some icons using Krita. How do I get those icons into Android Studio?
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Resources on implementing a design into android

I'm new into graphic design, I'm an android developer and since my first day I felt that graphic design would become a problem. I already worked with styles.xml, color.xml, etc. to change application ...
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I want to know the name of technique used to create the icon

I have created app named i am poor for learning purpose I was trying to create icon the background colour of icon i chosen same as whatsapp icon colour but now I'm seeing difference WhatsApp had ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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Cannot integrate Zeplin into Figma project

I would like to integrate Figma with Zeplin. Because I could not connect Figma project with Android Studio which I can do with Zeplin. I have installed Zeplin and Figma desktop apps on Mac OS Mojave. ...
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How to convert a regular font to a UI font?

I have an Android device and its language is Arabic. I want to replace its font with my own one (which is nicer!), but the default font for Arabic in Android is NotoNaskhArabicUI (which is a UI font; ...
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Good way to highlight important values in limited space

In my app I have a card that looks like so: In which I want to highlight to the user certain values when, for example, there is less than a day left, the card is less than a kilometer away or when it ...
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How to improve this GUI for smartphones?

I'm developing an Android app. The GUI is designed (and is implemented, but it can still change for the moment). Questions The app will be used whatever the environment (bright or dark, etc.). The ...
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ProgressBar from vector

I'm trying out my luck here with this question since it's kinda design related [will request migration to stackoverflow it needed but I still believe these kind of questions could have their place ...
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Material Design Spec - Leading for Same Font Style

I've been having a hard time understanding the Material Design guidelines for leading for text of the same style. I'm working on an app that displays a full RSS feed. The MD spec provides the ...
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How to export icon in different sizes without getting blur edges?

I need to export icons for an android app in 4 different sizes: 36x36, 48x48, 64x64 and 72x72 px. The original size of icon I've created has size 272x272 px. For example, see this image: Left one ...
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Material Design: Should the status bar look different from the action bar?

I have often noticed that the status bar is a little darker than the action bar, is it a material design rule or a choice of the designer? Image's author: CommonsWare, from: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Choosing a color scheme for 3 layers of material UI cards

I'm working on the Android UI at work, and I'm happy with the current color conventions we've used; white cards on a grey background, and a black FAB adding just the right contrast to separate the two ...
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Two of BottomNavigation view icons not looking same as between two

In android I have few icons for bottom navigation view in xml form but the problem is the size of practice icon is small and discuss and add look great and Q & A is OK but not that good . Let me ...
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How to set baseline when design for Android devices with different dpi?

I am trying to provide our developers with alternative drawable resources (image resolution sizes) for different screen densities. Our users use android devices with screen density from mhdpi all the ...
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What software do you recommend for creating a logo

I am just starting to teach myself how to make logos. If I want to make a logo that works with both Apple and Android apps, what software do you recommend that would help me do a logo that would be ...
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Can this Button be considered as Material design?

I've read the material.io page and tried it myself ,in a button on an android test - app. but there are 2 things which I think are nice but don't know if they fit into the material design guidlines: ...
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What font is this? (Android)

Is this a system font on Android or custom one? Results from font identication sites seem to indicate it's a custom one not natively present on android?
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How shall I lay out 2 horizontal elements to look balanced?

I tried using the rule of thirds to place my elements, but it looked wonky ... possibly because the elements are different sizes and heights. I repositioned them so the vertical distance is even ...
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Secondary color is a light version of the primary color

I'm working on an Android app that has an odd colour scheme, originally written for iOS with an iOS design. The primary colour is navy blue (#031740). They use light blue as an accent colour. Now, the ...
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Convert PX to DP

First of all, I'm a mobile developer and I'm risking the development of a layout for my app, right from the start I found the following problem, Photoshop uses PX as a unit of measure for the forms ...
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How do I export a graphic to support multiple Android screens in Illustrator?

I'm designing an application for Android right now and am not sure how to proceed. I want to be able to support everything from a medium-density screen to and extra-extra-high-density screen. google ...
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How to create proper Vector Images that can be used as an Android Vector-Drawable?

I'm quite new to creating vector images. I started to learn how the create them because I need some custom icons for an Android app I'm currently working on. And here starts the problem. I'm creating ...
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What could be good position for the view showing the duration in the layout?

So I have song name, album name , album art at left side of the layout, and three views consisting duration of the song, overflow menu button and a playlist button on the right side of the layout. I ...
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Is this a native iOS design?

I have a question regarding this design: Is this a native iOS design? I'm fairly new to iOS, so I don't know if this is native iOS or not. It does look to me it's Android layout that would need some ...
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add layer mask for an android background image

I am developer but I am in a situation I should act as a designer too for awhile..My question is I had an image I want to it to be a background for an app so I need to modify it to something like this ...
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Should my navigation bar start as transparent then become opaque on scroll?

Android has this UI behaviour: The navigation bar is transparent at first, with only the back button. But as the screen is scrolled up, the navigation bar becomes opaque, and the title fades in (on ...
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Android Material Design Guidelines [closed]

My company has told me to design an app for them with Material Design Guidelines & I don't know from where to start. Thing I want to know : Note : Others ( The things I don't know, so please ...
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Material Design App Slicing - Android

As we all know, Google have released a material design UI/UX platform for developers. What are the image sizes that I have to follow to slice them for the various resolutions of android devices?
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Layout design / UI Design

I am new to android programming and i want to learn how to design my own app , what do i mean by this is designing the app layout from scratch. I couldn't find any tutorial , all things that i get ...
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Can I use material design for both Android and iOS?

I am currently designing an application for Android and iOS. I like Google's Material Design and use of colors. Can I use the same style and look & fill for iOS apps except the navigation system ...
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Sketch: How to best sync design elements between iOS and Android Wireframe?

I'm looking for some input on your best practices/workflows for creating app wireframes for both iOS and Android. I'm working on a project now that needs quite high fidelity wireframes for an app we ...
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Create 2 morphable SVGs

I am trying to create 2 SVGs that can be morphed from one another in order to use them in an Android app. However, the requirements are rather strict: The 2 SVGs (from and to) must have the same ...
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Material design icon alignment in its box for creating android assets

I saw something in material design guidelines that bothers me - the way how the icons are aligned to global margins: The alignment is related to the icon box and not the icon itself, for example: ...
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Andoid style guide - px to dp, how do i convert?

The android app design am working, is on a screen size of 1080X120 with 72(pixles/inch) as the resolution. All the icons, images, texts are in pixels. Now the developer wants all of them in dp and not ...
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Why PSD design ppi matters on iOS, but not on Android?

A designer told me that he makes a design for iOS using 326dpi resolution. If he uses less, they will not look nice on iPhone and iPad screens (image blurry). On Android, dpi value on the largest ...
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GIMP Alternative for Android

Is there any good photo editing software for Android, similar to GIMP? That software should have option for manipulating with layers, color editing and most important features that desktop version of ...
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What is meant by 'designing an icon at 100% scale'?

From the Android's Material Design guide, System icons are displayed at 24dp. When creating icons, it’s important to design at 100% scale for pixel-accuracy. What is meant by designing at 100% ...
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Strange Webpage Font Rendering on Android

The following screenshot is taken from a Nexus 6 browsing on Chrome 49 on Android 6.0.1. The "s" and "t" --- when they appear together --- are joined by a line. This is not intended. It renders fine ...
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Android and iOS logos on my website

Can I insert Android and iOS logos to sponsor an App on my website? Or is it considered copyright infringement?
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How to save my icon into 192*192 resolution with out spoiling its shape

I need to make an icon for android phones which have 192*192 resolution. How to make it proportionate with out losing the shape? This is the shape I want to be made to 192*192. When ever I keep the ...