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Quick tips for porting your iOS designs to Android

by Hervé Mischler

Published October 16, 2012 in Design

Head to the session to learn how to adapt standard iOS design patterns to Android, snap your UI to a strong grid system, think of Android design as responsive design, use the right icons and extend this knowledge to mobile web apps. iOS is often the platform of choice when it comes to creating mobile applications, and for good reason. However, this has led us into a design monoculture where skeuomorphism and the Apple Human Interface Guidelines have become the 'angry dictators'. In this current state of affairs, it's easy to overlook the mass of Android users who expect and deserve a different user experience - one where copy-pasting an iOS design to the Android platform simply won't do. Herve will take you through the bare essentials of porting an iOS design to Android while ensuring the whole process is less painful, less costly and simply better all round.