These are some useful & important Android links that we keep coming back to, I update it on occasion …
- http://developer.android.com : The main Android developer site.
- http://android-developers.blogspot.co.uk/ : The android developers blog this is where to get Android news first.
- http://www.senab.co.uk/portfolio/pull-to-refresh-for-android/ : The pull-to-refresh library from Chris Banes.
- http://code.google.com/p/android-coverflow/ : A coverflow widget for android quite a nice effect.
- http://actionbarsherlock.com/ : This is a compatibility library for the Android actionbar UI element. It is quickly becoming the standard.
Design / Drawables
- http://developer.android.com/design/index.html : The android design guide.
- http://www.androidpatterns.com/ : This site goes through wireframes of each of the major UX patterns and explains when and where they should be used.
- http://www.androiduipatterns.com/ : This is a blog that talks about android design patterns.
- http://androidpttrns.com/ : This blog takes screenshots of various apps and tags the UI patterns used. Useful for creative ideas in varying/adapting the pattern.
- http://draw9patch.com : Play with 9-patches online. doesn’t support multiple regions though.
- http://www.androidicongenerator.net/ : A tool to generate various icon types.
- http://pencil.evolus.vn/ : Pencil is a GUI and diagramming program that runs in firefox.
- http://android-ui-utils.googlecode.com/hg/asset-studio/dist/index.html : Some useful tools for designing icons and assets for android apps. There are also more tools linked from the googlecode page here.
- http://play.google.com : The main Google Android market.
- http://www.amazon.com/b?node=2350149011 : The Amazon appstore – home of the Kindle.
- http://www.slideme.org : This is a long standing independent app marketplace.
- http://www.handster.com/ : Handster is run by Opera and has quite a large selection of apps.
- http://getjar.com : GetJar sells mobile apps for all platforms.
- http://samsungapps.com : The Samsung appstore – this store is bundled on all Samsung devices. They do QA.