Have been reading design paradigms for Android Apps
Since I really have never owned an Android phone I don’t know much about their apps. I spent a while today looking at the difference menu styles and how to design to optimize for certain button layouts. Some phones have more buttons..stuff like that. As I was browsing this my reddit feed led me to this link: http://www.androiduipatterns.com/2012/06/emerging-ui-pattern-side-navigation.html which talks about the side style menu, such as Facebook. I can only hope our app isn’t as slow as the Facebook one, though. The article talks about how, “The side navigation replaces the much criticized dashboard pattern in the apps.” I think it would be a cool implemented on our app.
On a side note, I think I need to find supplemental methods of learning Java/XML the Android way. I don’t mind the new Boston but sometimes when he talks about stuff in Java that has been burned in my brain for life gets me distracted.