Best Practices for Building Android Apps

Best practices for Building Android Apps

Developer Kyle Miller shares basic tips that will make your job of designing Android apps easier.

Designing apps for Android can be incredibly difficult at times. The multitude of screen sizes and pixel densities between devices means that layouts must be designed to dynamically flow, and image resources must scale correctly. When I first started creating Android applications, the UI was one of the most difficult aspects to master. And being a terrible graphic designer by nature, I was lucky enough to be able to work with several talented designers who helped me figure out how to style apps quickly and target the majority of screen configurations out there.

Tips include
  • Designing comps and images
  • Styling XML layout
  • Dynamic height and width
  • Layout weight
  • Custom fonts