In the past, we have put together galleries for iOS app interfaces, which have been very popular. However, Android app developers are often overlooked for their Apple counterparts. But I have noticed an increasing volume of apps within the Google Play library that target tablets and smartphones. For as many apps being created, there is […]
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Mobile smartphone applications have become a trendy market in our fast-advancing technological era. The iOS App Store was a huge leap forward and Google was smart to jump onto this bandwagon. Android users now have access to a large marketplace of applications for tools, resources, games, and a whole lot more. If you’re a UI […]
Lately I’ve noticed a number of articles with gripes and groans about the Android user experience, the way interfaces are designed, the usability of Android apps, and a lack of satisfaction with the whole Android ecosystem.
As someone who works on day-to-day basis with usability testing and user experience design, my interest was piqued. Were these users just iPhone users who expressed dissatisfaction after a brief flirtation with Android, or was there something deeper going on?
I can’t honestly say I’ve had a lot of experience with Android – although I do own two iOS devices – so I couldn’t write off these concerns one way or another. But rather than basing it off a few, possibly biased opinions, it seemed the fairest way to compare the two was to set up a quick usability test.
The Android platform is growing in popularity every day, and for good reasons. Obviously being an open-source project and having Google behind it makes it a great choice for developers. Unfortunately the Android Market can’t really compete against the Apple App Store (in my opinion).
So I’ve chosen 25 Android apps that I think can be very useful to designers, developers and web-workers. You’ll find editors, reference guides, blogging tools, image editing tools and more. If you have your Android device handy you can scan the QR Codes next to each item in the list using the Barcode Scanner application.