Google I/O 2014 App Source Demonstrates Material Design in Action
Every year, Google publishes an app for its I/O conference that serves a dual purpose. In addition to being a guide and schedule planner for those attending the conference or live streaming it across the globe, the app also serves as a demonstration of the best practices for Android design and development. This year’s I/O Keynote was a resounding success, the expanding of Android’s horizons being complemented by the launch of the Android L Developer Preview. While some of the products unveiled such as Android Auto and Android One have yet to be launched, Android L and its Material Design principles made an instant impact, receiving tremendous acclaim.
In accordance with the launch of Material Design, the Google I/O 2014 used the Material principles and left a lasting impact with its smooth transitions, paper and ink based nature, new elements such as the Floating Action Button, and a clean but colorful interface to go with it. The app left developers craving the source code in order to implement similar patterns in their apps, and sure enough, the I/O 2014 app source code was made public and released on GitHub.
Head over to the I/O 2014 Github repository to view or download the source code and get started with the implementation of the Material Design patterns in your own app, or read the launch article on the official Android Developers blog to learn the reasoning behind the patterns.