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An icon is a graphic that takes up a small portion of screen real estate and provides a quick, intuitive representation of an action, a status, or an app. When you design icons for your app, it's important to keep in mind that your app may be installed on a variety of devices that offer a range of pixel densities, as mentioned in Devices and Displays. But you can make your icons look great on all devices by providing each icon in multiple sizes. When your app runs, Android checks the characteristics of the device screen and loads the appropriate density-specific assets for your app. Because you will deliver each icon in multiple sizes to support different densities, the design guidelines below refer to the icon dimensions in dp units, which are based on the pixel dimensions of a medium-density (MDPI) screen. Launcher The launcher icon is the visual representation of your app on the Home or All Apps screen. Sizes & scale Launcher icons on a mobile device must be 48x48 dp. Proportions Style

Menus Menus are a common user interface component in many types of applications. To provide a familiar and consistent user experience, you should use the Menu APIs to present user actions and other options in your activities. Beginning with Android 3.0 (API level 11), Android-powered devices are no longer required to provide a dedicated Menu button. With this change, Android apps should migrate away from a dependence on the traditional 6-item menu panel and instead provide an action bar to present common user actions. Although the design and user experience for some menu items have changed, the semantics to define a set of actions and options is still based on the Menu APIs. This guide shows how to create the three fundamental types of menus or action presentations on all versions of Android: Options menu and action bar The options menu is the primary collection of menu items for an activity. See the section about Creating an Options Menu. Context menu and contextual action mode Popup menu

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Graphic assets, screenshots, and video - Android Developer Help Use screenshots to convey capabilities, the look and feel, and experience of your app to potential users for better app discovery and decision making. You can add up to 8 screenshots for each supported device type: Phone, Tablet (7-inch & 10-inch), Android TV, and Wear OS by Google. Your screenshots are displayed on your app’s store listing on the Play Store Android app and website. If your promo video is available, your screenshots will be shown after the promo video, followed left-to-right by the screenshots best suited for the device the user is browsing on. On the Google Play web store (, phone screenshots are prioritized and appear before screenshots for other device types. Note: On the Play Store Android app: Your screenshots may also be displayed on search and the homepage. To upload screenshots for different device types, under “Screenshots,” click a device-specific tab: Tablet: To optimize your store listing for tablets, review the Tablet App Quality Checklist.

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Free Wireframing Kits, UI Design Kits, PDFs and Resources Advertisement To mock-up the user interface of a website, software or any other product, you’ll need some basic UI elements. And this is where wireframing kits and UI design kits come in handy. In this post, we’ve prepared an overview of useful web and mobile user interface kits, handy PDFs and resources that you can use in your projects. Free Mobile GUI PSD Android GUI PSD1 This Android GUI PSD is based on elements of the Android 1.5 GUI and was made to help the open-source community with its Android application mock-ups. RIM Blackberry PSD2 A complete PSD file with layer styles, this has 135 layers of Photoshop goodness. Android Sketch Stencil Version 1.03 A Sketch-style Android OmniGraffle template. All elements of Maemo 5 GUI in PSD4 This downloadable PSD file contains GUI template elements for the Maemo platform. iPhone 4 GUI PSD (Retina Display)5GUI PSD kit for creatives who design for the retina display (640×960). Google Android PSD10 A stencil set for Google Android prototyping.

Making Beautiful Android App Icons Posted by Roman Nurik, Android Developer Relations For most users, the launcher icon (sometimes referred to as the app icon) is the first impression of your app. As higher density screens on both phones and tablets gain popularity, it's important to make sure your launcher icon is crisp and high quality. To do this, make sure you’re including XHDPI (320dpi) and XXHDPI (480dpi) versions of the icon in your app. In addition to the current launcher icon guidelines, please also refer to these additional important guidelines when creating your icons: Launcher icons are 48dp square and should be provided for MDPI, HDPI, XHDPI, and XXHDPI densities—at the very least XHDPI and XXHDPI.The 512px Google Play listing icon should have the same content as the launcher icon, except for minor additional badging.Launcher icons should be designed specifically for Android.

KnowEm Username Search: Social Media, Domains and Trademarks Touch Gesture Reference Guide The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces. The guide contains: 1) an overview of the core gestures used for most touch commands 2) how to utilize these gestures to support major user actions 3) visual representations of each gesture to use in design documentation and deliverables 4) an outline of how popular software platforms support core touch gestures (below). Download Touch Gesture Reference GuideTouch Gesture Cards For wireframes and mock-ups:Visuals only (PDF)Visuals only (EPS)Visuals only (OmniGraffle Stencil)Visuals only (Visio Stencils)How to Guide (Visio) Touch Resources Touch Target Sizes: outlines recommended touch target sizes from Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, and academic research. Touch Gesture Diagrams: listing of touch gesture diagrams that illustrate how users can interact with multitouch interfaces. Platform Support How popular software platforms support core touch gestures.