Material design plays an integral role for Google’s Android platform, from Chrome OS to the Web. Irrespective of the fact whether you acknowledge it or not – design standards introduced with Android 5.0 are increasingly becoming popular and core part of your smartphones or tablets.
The number of people who think that apps with older design styles are out of place – out of date – and out of touch is increasing with leaps and bounds, and they are the ones who have tasted the new Material Design and consistent style that it provides. Yes, let’s not forget that your google Android phones, apart from Gmail, Google Drive, and alike, offers a lot more in form of tasty Material Design – you just need to explore it.
So here I bring you the 30 top-notch Android apps that do Material Design – the way you need it, in a series of three articles. In this first article we would have a look at Mobile App Development backed up with features of Material Design apps, which are widely used and are useful for News and Information Segment.
When you talk about bright and enjoyable interface for Android podcasting experience, the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is the Android application – Pocket Casts. Filled up to the brim with features that include cross device syncing of feeds and preferences – convenient access and easy on eyes.
This Android App puts the popular social site into a lovely Material Design themed format which makes it fun to read from any hand held device. If you know about Reddit and already are a fan of it, you are the one who does not prefer browsing every now and then – this is the app for you.
FreedlyReader, the android app is a simple but dominant RSS reader that guides you to the latest stories from your Feedly account in a clean card based layout. The special highlights of this app are those configurable swipe shortcuts – that allow you to open articles in Link Bubble or bookmark them as read – while you do not need to leave the main story list.
For a reading experience of magazines alike RSS, PaperBoy is well worth giving a try. This app is synced with FEEDLY and offers a superb interface that allows you to follow your favorite feeds, for larger images and smooth animations enclosed with colorful Material Design elements. One of the best features – that makes it even more popular – is that it can read stories aloud to you – while you are on a move.
This android app has put its own touch on Material Design with a card centric User Interface for those large and centered images, backed up with in-app browser that makes the content attractive. The app empowers you to view articles from FEEDLY or Twitter – online or offline.
This app offers a polished magazine style interface that enables you to view the must read feeds from FEEDLY. Features such as slick animations, easy access for sharing content, from both – the native android sharing system and directly to the Pocket – compel you to use these services for saving stories.
If you are looking out for geek friendly news, that you would want to check out from your hand held android device, Yarn is precisely what you are looking for. The app brings in all the latest HN stories into a simple Material Design motif, that makes browsing through headlines and reading articles feel like a native part for the Android user experience.
This android app is not restricted to GIFs only. The site has employed actual writers to produce interesting and engaging content about the technologies and various other topics. And yes – the silly kittens still exist – for those who love them. The app caters to admirable designs adhering to Google’s current standards and demonstrates how a site-specific app should be done.
Tracking stocks has never been more convenient than with MyStocks. This android application – prominently will make you feel those Material Design features in the Wall Street world. Some of the handy features such as custom alerts and historical charts are the ones which overtake the designs as well.
This android app ensures you of making your food and drink recipes look mouthwatering, a personal recipe collection app that adds a dash of Googley design into the virtual kitchen. This app makes it a child’s play to save recipes from various websites: User just needs to share these recipes from their device’s browser directly into Asparagus, and it takes care of the rest of task.
In the next article, of this tri series, we will have a look at the Material Design Android Apps widely used and useful for Weather and Organizational purposes.
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