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Widgets are one of the most popular features exclusively available on Android, allowing users to add custom controls and information to their home screens.

HD Widgets ranked as the #1 paid widget app in the Android Market (2011), #2 of all paid apps (2011), and remained among the top 10 of all paid apps through 2014. It was a frequent Play Store Editor’s Choice selection and earned a Top Developer badge.

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HD Widgets provided hundreds of widgets with customization for typefaces, clocks, colors, icons, and other features. It spun off three widget packs and an icon pack.

 

My Role

I was a co-founder, responsible for all design including UX development, branding and logo, play store materials, press releases, website, onboarding, and the user guide. I conducted UX research through direct customer feedback and by moderating the Google+ beta group.

I was also product manager and strategist, leading a small team of developers through three major updates.

Selected works

Starsky RoboticsAutonomous vehicle research & design

Exercise GoalsUX design exercise

Disney Movies AnywhereDesign & development

DayframeDesign & development

HD WidgetsDesign & development

App StatsDesign & development

CloudskipperDesign & development

Flash apps2000 - 2011

Elemental design1994 - 2003