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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to convert between Android DP and CSS px?

I see this is probably a noob question, but it truly confuses me. I'm reading documents from the Google Material Design, along with some of its implementations in css. The specification is written in ...
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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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How to output multiple image sizes from one design?

I am designing an app for Android and as you may know that Android uses 6 different density buckets from LDPI to XXXHDPI. Is there a way to save multiple outputs of different sizes from one design ...
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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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How to create a common app design (PSD) for mobile iPad and Android?

This is the first time I will create the design for an app that will work on mobile - both for iPad and Android. Do I have to create 3 different PSDs for all 3 viewport sizes? or can I create 1 PSD ...
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What are the recommended icon sizes for a Smartwatch app launcher?

I am creating app launcher icon for Android smartwatches. What sizes should I consider while designing it? I tried searching for a template but I couldn't find any.
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Standard “Hamburger Icon” Margin?

I know the margin around the icon is usually listed in dp (for Android at least), but let's say on a 1080p phone, does anyone know the pixel margins that would be (left edge of the screen on the left ...
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How can I improve the design of the 'Show Phone Contacts' dialog in my app?

In the add contact dialog, I am suppose to add a button/link that will take the user to a view that shows the saved phone contacts. I know that the Show Phone Contacts >> view pretty much sucks ...
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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 ...
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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 can I set custom units in Photoshop?

How can I set custom units in Photoshop? For example I want to see all distances in dp, where 100.00dp = 150.00px I've tried to set it in Edit -> Preferences -> Unit & Rulers, but there ...
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How to Save .svg in Illustrator so it shows right on Adroid?

I am trying to create a .svg image for Android devices, but it is not visible clearly in the device. How should I save the file from Adobe Illustrator and how can I optimise the file?
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Save text/quote as an image fonts copyrights? [closed]

I have made a free Android app where you can write a poem, quote or any text and then save it as image and then you can share it where you want on the web. In my app you have the options to choose ...
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Is Illustrator good for Android?

I know nothing of graphic design. I've started developing for Android, and I want my interface to be beautiful, and for that I know it needs to be designed by hand, but I also know that means knowing ...
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How do designers render their work onto an iPhone/Android?

Before you down vote, bare with me as I'm a developer! I've always been curious how designers render their work onto a phone to show their customers how it may look on the phone, for example: (Source:...
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Which assets should I export for Android 5?

I'm working on an Android app which is based on material design principles. Since I'm not a developer, I struggle to understand what can be built with the Android SDK and what needs to be exported/...
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Any UI library for iOS and Android (Illustrator)?

I'm developing monochromatic Wireframe and the full color demo of my App UI for iOS and Android. I'm using Illustrator. Is there any UI library for me to use? (ex. the default switch, table view, text ...
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How can I decide on a size of my Android drawables?

I understand how big should my drawable be when it's displayed in a certain size, e.g. 24dp, 48dp etc. But what if the size was dynamic, for example, it takes up the half of the screen? In that case, ...
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What font is used widely for mobile app ui mockups? [closed]

I need to design a UI/UX interface for my Android application, and I have been surfing the web for inspiration, from mockups and other design concepts. I have noticed that a vast majority of mobile ...
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What are idea baseline Android document properties?

So, I've been working more and more on Android UI's and I've found the Material design documentation/guide to be more focused on dev. I use Sketch, AI, and Affinity Designer, and Photoshop. Because ...
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Which one is the best for creating android material icons? [closed]

I am a new designer. I need to design an icon for my android application. But I need to make it material. So now I am asking to you that which one is best for me to creat a material icon? And if here ...
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...
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Why are Apple products so common in mockups?

Inspired by this question: Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry? While browsing through the web trying to find device mockups for my website, I realized that about 90% of ...
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What is this style of game art called?

I am working on an android game, and I found this image while search for 8 bit graphics. I really like this style of the visuals, specifically the 45 degree perspective mixed with the blockiness of 8 ...
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What workflow do you usually follow when exporting for mobile multi-platform?

I'm interested especially in the case in which you absolutely have to support older android versions. What is especially annoying is the fact that they constantly change their implementation and this ...
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Android animation formats

I would like to add some animation to an Android application, in which an icon would move from left to right along a horizontal line. Our graphic designer suggested animated GIFs or MOV files, but we'...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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Add thermal effect to Image

I am an Android Developer(not graphic Designer). So i have to do all the step in Coding. I want to add thermal effect to Image. What are the steps of it. I have added night vision effect to it by ...
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Show users horizontal scroll is available on mobile

I am working on a project, where in the basket, just before checkout, a customer can see which seats he has selected, in which part of the room etc. Sadly, there is so much information necessary, that ...
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What density is the 512x512 icon for an Android app?

I'm making a launcher icon in Inkscape, with my document size set to 512x512. I'm trying to adhere to Material Design standards which state that the Tinted Edge and Shaded Edge of the product icon ...
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Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop?

Is there a way (a hack; a commercial app; etc...) which enables me to use any of the available <300$ tablets as a pen-input device to my PC? And specifically in Photoshop? Wacom's offerings are ...
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I want to use Helvetica Neue in my Android application. Where do I buy the appropriate license?

I'm having a heck of a time getting a straight answer for this. Hope somebody here can help! If I'm a small commercial company that's creating an Android application for a paid service, what sort of ...
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How to prepare (what all sizes and resolutions) mockups and UI graphics for an Android app in PS

I've seen similar questions asked here but they did not answer my question 100%. So please bear with me. Now I am starting an app design project for iOS and Android. I've been designing for iOS for ...
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How to make drawable of android app for all density

Hello I am Android Developer, working on android application. I require to make all drawables for all density for my android app. Is there any standard ratio I should keep for that and any tool for ...
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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Techniques to focus a specific list item?

I am playing around with website design and am having trouble letting a user know a specific item in the list is special / important / requires attention. I have tried increasing the size of the item,...
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Android Launcher Icon “suggests” a border

Looking at the Android Asset Studio Launcher Icon Generator, the launcher icons always end up with a transparent border of at least 2dp. Same goes the App Icon Template. But Googles Design Guide does ...