Android Design—Beauty is more than skin deep


Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) marks a major milestone for Android design. We touched nearly every pixel of the system as we expanded the new design approaches introduced in Honeycomb tablets to all types of mobile devices. Starting with the most basic elements, we introduced a new font, Roboto, designed for high-resolution displays. Other big changes include framework-level action bars on phones and support for new phones without physical buttons.

Are you and Android App Developer or interested in eye catching Android applications? If you are you’re in luck, now you can follow guideline and learn how to create exceptional Android apps. Apps that are simple to use, navigate and use subtle effects to wow end-users.

How wonderful it is to see Google put more emphasis into the design and UI of their new version of the Android Mobile Operating system.

Displaying Google Maps in the Android Emulator

Google Emulator - Embed Web maps.
This is a quick and dirty way to display Google Maps in Android. Its really not that hard and after learning how to do this you can easily start thinking about how you want to architect your Android App using the different bundles that come with google (Maps are only one of them!!).

Fire up Eclipse / Create your Project

Easily set up your own project here => I am using GANEYMEDE eclipse, which is the international version of the popular Eclipse IDE. If you don’t have the Android SDK you can download it from here and you can download Eclipse from here.Also make sure you have the latest version of Java => download it from here.

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