We've been asked to do an iOS + Android app for a client – which is great – but it's slightly unfortunately timed with the switch from pre-Material Design Android conventions and the new version of Android.
We don't typically get asked to do Android apps very often, but I've designed 2 or 3, mostly within the conventions of the OS.
My question is, when's the time to switch over to designing with Material Design in mind?
I know the default answer is "right now!" but I do have to keep the developers in mind and allow for backwards compatibility for older versions of Android as well. Anyone have insight about the development of an Android app entail regarding backwards compatibility when it comes to design?
Any advice or words of wisdom?