July 26, 2019No Comments

Android exercise: OMG Star Wars 2.0

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I just put the finishing touches on OMG Star Wars, an Android app demo I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.

It uses some of the original base layouts but provides a cleaner, more civilized look and feel. I got a chance to experiment more with the upcoming MaterialComponents (still in alpha) and practices with some hidden features like AutoTextSize and LayoutAnimation for RecyclerViews.

Check it out in my portfolio.

July 1, 2019No Comments

Android development exercise: OMG Star Wars!

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I was recently contacted about a Senior Product Design role that is potentially a hybrid design & development role. After meeting with them and discussing my Android background, they asked that I do a take-home coding exercise based on the Star Wars API.

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July 31, 20181 Comment

UX development exercise: Android shared element transitions

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For a recent exercise, I messed around with shared element transitions in Android. This type transition is useful for selecting an image from one view that will be shown in another.

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October 31, 2016No Comments

App Stats gets a Material makeover

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I've been digging into my old Android apps, trying to decide if I should reinvest in bringing them back to life. The general atmosphere for independent developers has been quite bearish for a couple of years. But I've seen these downturns transform and lead into new generations of apps & services - that's how we got Facebook and YouTube.

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September 21, 2016No Comments

What is a UI Developer?

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With both iOS and Android sporting similar apps and features, it's creative design and clever animations that's driving competition between the platforms. Each platform is constantly updating with powerful tools and components to make up-to-date mobile apps really stand out. With the intense competition in the app stores and waning apathy of users, developing something striking is critical.

It takes an experienced creative developer to handle this challenge, which is a role I've held for the last six years. I'm an Android UX developer.

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September 12, 2016No Comments

How to use Adobe Generator in Photoshop to manage Android image resources

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I learned a very cool method over the weekend which should make managing image resources for my Android apps much more streamlined. Adobe Generator adds asset organization into Photoshop layers, dramatically simplifies the process for creating images, and resolves common human errors.

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