marți, 5 noiembrie 2013

How to create a mobile app - Step 3


The Android stage has a large number of clients and is developing every day. With this development so do the amount of individuals that need to investigate the stage by making their own Android application. While a considerable measure of the aforementioned individuals are proficient programming engineers, there are numerous that have next to zero experience in advancing and distributed programming. This headed me to compose this arrangement on making your own particular Android application: "Creating your own particular Android application, from vision to actuality"

In this arrangement I will be blanket the improvement cycle from idea to sending. I Will give my suggestions on what steps you might as well embrace to get your application to general society.

Remember this arrangement is intended to be a supportive aide and not a set of directions that ought to be accompanied precisely one step at a time. Go for what steps work best for you and in the I trust you will have a programming improvement cycle that gives extraordinary results.

In this post I will be blanket the outline stage. Provided that you have not yet perused the past sections I guidance to read them first:

I Hope you will appreciate perusing the arrangement to the extent that I have keeping in touch with it.


In the outline stage you will at last get to perceive how your application is set to look like. You will draw out your client interface and make mockups of the finished item. Assuming that you have no outlining knowledge this step could be a mess harder than it looks. Choose provided that you can make a delightful looking client interface, do you have the innovative abilities or will it be better to outsource the work? A Good outline will lift a reasonable application to great and an exceptional application to amazing. The regular confuse for organizations that outsource the outline is to attempt to finish the occupation for the minimum measure of cash. I Cannot push enough that you ought not attempt to take the most expedient route here, run with an exceptional planner, solicit a portfolio and references.

In the event that you do settle on handling the outline stage yourself and you are new to universe of planning I can propose the book "The Non-Designer's Design and Type Books, Deluxe Edition". The book is not difficult to read and shows basic outline thoughts with exceptional samples. Regardless of the possibility that you are not set to plan your own application you may give this book an attempt since it is additionally exceptionally accommodating when making fantastic looking records, business cards and so on.

Juhani Lehtimaki likewise composed an incredible book on Android client interface examples called "Smashing Android Ui". It's an extraordinary book particularly focused to Android client interface.

Temperament board

A Mood board will help you get the feel for your application. Only contemplate a great application you have commissioned on your telephone or tablet, what is the feeling it gives you? It may be extravagance or crisp and fun or perhaps a business feel. A Bad application won't have a consistence feel, it will be a mess and a turbulent presence. By making an inclination board you can help restricted down the feel for your application. Yet before you begin making your state of mind board about-face to the idea stage and consider your intended interest group. Your temperament board might as well reflect and engage your clients.

Making a temperament board is simple. Get an enormous bit of paper, or a pin board, you can even make a computerized inclination board with any paint program. The objective is to get as numerous pictures or things on there that you need your application to reflect. To begin I prescribe to go out to your neighborhood book shop and get a few magazines. Ponder your intended interest group, what magazines might they purchase? After your trek to the neighborhood book shop go and get some wallpaper inspects, these typically are free and can help you uncover the right shades or compositions for your client interface. When you are again with a pack full of stuff, get out a few scissors and begin removing pictures or messages you like and put them on your inclination board. Don't be hesitant to trade pictures as you experience the procedure, this will make an improved bring about the close.


The point when outlining client interfaces there is no displacement for snappy draws. They permit you to rapidly scrabble down plans and give an unpleasant thought of how your application will look like. There are a few approach's to make outlines, for instance you can utilize print out patterns. I Made a few arrangements for drawing Android interfaces that are accessible here:

An elective to utilizing pen and paper is to utilize a portraying requisition, there is a free online instrument accessible here:

I Prefer to utilize pen and paper on the grounds that it doesn't constrain you in the accessible parts, an other profit of utilizing pen and paper is that there is no compelling reason to study new programming, so anybody can join the methodology.

Making portrays of your interface is a brisk method for choosing what works best for your application work stream.

Shade plan

Every living soul who is set to plan a client interface ought to be familiar with color plans. By utilizing color plans you can make an uniform look all around your application and can likewise be utilized for making a site or pennants. The color plan will additionally helps the feel of your application, it could be warm, frosty or fiery. A Good approach to begin making your color plan is to backpedal to your mind-set board, uncover the vital base shade and begin from that point.

A Simple shade plan is typically made with five shades. You require a light shade, a dim color, two stress colors and a highlight color. All colors may as well compliment one another, the two stress shades regularly are close matches of the light or dim color. The highlight shade is destined to have a huge differentiate on the other four shades and may as well pop out from the rest. By adhering to your color plan you will uncover that your can radically enhance your plans.

Illustration of a color plan. From left to right: Light, Accent 1, Accent 2, Dark, Highlight

Shade conspire produced out of holo dull colors


Mockups are utilized to be a correct representation of the last item. There is more abilities included in making mockups that straightforward portrays. A percentage of the things you might as well think about when making mockups are: Fonts, Colors (utilize the shade plan you made), positions, edge's and symbols. U

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