In mid-January of this year, Google opened the Android Developer portal, a new section covering all aspects of ergonomics, design and user experience for application developers: Android Design.
Sick, as end users, of applications with strange interfaces poorly designed or moved directly from iOS versions, the company began offering a series of directional lines covering general principles of design optimization for various resolutions, using touch feedback working with fonts, interface design elements and many other aspects, such as Fragments from Ice Cream Sandwich.
In an effort to correct the current platform problems, Google released, yesterday, a new ergonomics and design guide, this time specifically targeting developing tablet applications. If regarding the mobile terminals we can speak of a tie, both Android and iOS can be considered on par (with their ups and downs), the Android tablet applications world is low, especially if you have opted for models with high resolution as Transformer Pad Infinity or Iconia Tab A700, where things are downright pathetic.
This new guide provides a series of guidelines for best use of screen space, 7 and 10 inch, such as using multiple panels, correct sizing of fonts and areas for touch interaction, creating graphical resources with appropriate resolution and others.
These design guidelines have been published by Apple for a long time now and they have been beneficial, applications for iOS platforms generally offer a superior experience by mixing design and layout work that that found on Android.