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Need Help Designing Your Android App?
Sure you do. I mean, why not? Help is always welcome and encouraged, so go ahead and help yourself to an extensive compilation of resources that may help you design your Android app, courtesy of XDA Senior Member and PimpMyRom developer Androguide.fr.
Posted in the recently introduced App Development Forums, the compilation includes a variety of different resources that may be useful in helping you design your application. Categories include:
- Online tools
- Offline tools
- Custom views and libraries
- Websites and blogs
These resources allow you to perform various actions, as well as to simplify the processes involved in designing an app. Androguide.fr also conveniently explains each resource and what exactly each tool does, what each site and blog specialize in, and what videos and shows instruct in. Android Asset Studio, for example, allows you to generate and download pixel-perfect drawables (such as launcher and notification icons) for any screen resolutions. Androguide.fr links sites that contain archives of noteworthy open-source libraries, sites and blogs that specialize in Android design, engineering, resources and the likes by professional Android and app engineers, and videos and shows produced by professionals of the Android industry.
These resources have made the development of Androiguide.fr’s very own PimpMyRom easier, and are sure to benefit any Android app developer and designer out there. These resources can be found in the original thread, so if you’re ever in need of help in app design, go check it out.
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