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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Swipe for Action: iOS vs Android [migrated]

In iOS there is a quite common pattern for lists, which consists of swiping an item of the list for getting some possible action. Sometimes, like in the example below even both swiping direction are ...
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How do you make an Android loading icon in Illustrator?

I'd like to know how to make an android style loading icon in Illustrator. Can anyone help? It doesn't have to spin, i'd just like to know how to create the opacity on the circular object. This is ...
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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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Best size for wallpaper?

There are tons of phones with different size. Which is the best size for a wallpaper ? Its for an app in the workings. If I put the same wallpaper image in multiple sizes, the app will look messy. For ...
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which artwork dimension to use for mobile app design

I am designing app for ios and android in photoshop. I know I must export graphics to 3@, 2@, 1@ for ios and mdpi, hdpi, xhdpi, xxhdpi, xxxhdpi for android. But I do not know, what size of artwork ...
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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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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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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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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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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
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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 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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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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Designing scalable graphics without using vectors

I'm working on an mobile phone game, and don't have the luxury of being able to use vector graphics. I'd like the game to be playable on a wide range of devices from 2560x1600 tablets to 320x240 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sizes and dpi confusion

I am designing an app for multiple screen sizes in Android and I have been researching a lot on how the sizes should be kept. Until now I have been able to understand that for multiple sizes such as ...
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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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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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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

I recently came across a tool called "Sketch", which is great for designing apps and other responsive layouts, and has great resources as well. For now, it's only available for Mac though. What would ...
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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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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 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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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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What color should be given to the ripple feedback?

One of the major feature of Material Design in the touch feedback that you get on touching widgets. I want to know how should I go about selecting the ripple color? For example, I have a custom button ...
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Illustrator multi-device export

I’m working on an UI app design for both Android and IPhone. I’m using Adobe Illustrator. Now I’m facing the problem that the exportation of assets is a nightmare. I need to create a different ...
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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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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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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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What is meant by an 8dp square baseline grid, in Android Material Design specification?

I am a newb. My question is from this Material Design specification document: All components align to an 8dp square baseline grid for mobile, tablet, and desktop. The image at the end of the ...
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How to generate tint, shade and shadow colors in illustrator?

I am trying to make an app icon by following the guidelines given here in Adobe Illustrator, but I am unable to figure out how to generate the colors for tint, shade and shadow. Can anyone help me ...
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What wireframing tool can I use that is focused on Android and iOS design?

I've been trying to wireframe my designs for apps, but keep getting frustrated with the limited ability and poor usability of the software I've used (Balsamiq, Pencil, Prototyper). Do you have any ...
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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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How to resize Android app icons without loss in quality

I have designed a beautiful icon for my app but when I resize it for different screen sizes (mdpi – hdpi...) the icon quality drops to very low. How should I resize it with no quality drop? I'm ...
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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 do I keep my floating action button from blocking other components?

The new Material Design of Google recommends to use floating action buttons to draw attention to the user for the main action on that screen. There are quite a lot of examples of this within a list ...
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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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Inkscape: how to export image for Android with high quality resolution

I am using Inkscape and want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image becomes ...
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What image type and resolution is ideal for a logo inside of a Android Mobile Application?

I have a png of a logo I am trying to import into my Android Application. However, it is looking extremely pixelated when I import it into my mobile app. The image is 538px by 113 px with a resolution ...
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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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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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What is the best icon to show 'randomness' in an Android application?

Currently I am using a clip art image of two dice as a 'random' button: However, it doesn't fit the Android look and feel at all. How would I best represent 'randomness' in a button?