Hey there, The question is self-explanatory. I would be keen to see in particular some great example of Material Design, maybe used on E-Commerce and Social Apps, but any outstanding piece of work done on Android worth a look would be appreciated. Thank you guys!
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- Google Calendar
- Pocket Casts
- VSCO Cam
Inbox and Google Calendar are the first ones to come to mind.
Highly recommend checking out Android Niceties for some of the better designed Android apps.
I'm still waiting for a Readmill replacement. That app was damn near perfect. Every other reader app out there falls short.
I like Reddit News a lot... better than Alien Blue. And Pocket Casts.
Pocket Casts 5.0 is a thing of beauty. Other great apps (some of which have already been mentioned) are:
- The new Foursquare is surprisingly great
- Pushbullet could use a few minor tweaks but is overall great
- Reddit Sync
- Tumblr could be a little more Material but is pretty good
- And of course Google apps: Inbox, Calendar, all of the Play apps
It's hard to find really well designed Android apps, particularly for apps that have to pack in a lot of complex interactions, like with e-commerce. For instance, Amazon's Prime app looks like a website wrapped into an app and is slower than their mobile website.
Someone already mentioned VSCO. They're the only app I can think of that launches at the menu. It's also elegant and easy to navigate (though I think you have to already be a user to understand what's there).
For material design, Google Play Newstand comes to mind as one of the best. Google Calendar looks good, but not really well designed at all, in my view (it excels at adding a new event, but not at all at figuring out your schedule, if you're busy at all, with squishy little boxes crammed in for a calendar). Sunrise is the best I've seen for calendars.
Open table has a new design and has lots of admirable qualities.
Dropbox's Mailbox app is really well designed - even better than Google's Inbox in simplifying and packing in a lot of interaction into simple gestures: https://www.mailboxapp.com/
Hope this isn't too far afield, because their Android app isn't out, but I've been watching timeline.com's m. site too.
I'm sure there's more. I hope that material design the Nexus line has a lot of influence on designers coming in to the Android world.
Collateral is one of my favourite.
Google Calendar immediately comes to mind. I'll break out the Nexus and see what else I have on there.
I'm quite surprised to see that "Wunderlist" was not mentioned here. They have given their app the material treatment too.
forgot to mention airbnb
Biased but I love the SeatGeek Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seatgeek.android&hl=en
Player FM is one that I love. I might have tried Pocket Casts but I can't remember.
I don't listen to many podcasts but I keep it on my phone because the ones I do are hilarious and I love the app.
Not sure I would say Google calendar is functional. Airbnb Trello Foursquare are my favourites
Reddit is fun, cloudmagic
All google product.