Material redesigns coming to all Google services "over the summer."
The transitions are smooth and clean, but one wonders how well this will look on an older, tired phone. He appears to be testing on a Nexus 5, but presumably there is nothing else running on there. Performance on L is a big question for me.
"We wanted to give you guys early access so you begin bringing Material to your apps," says Burke.
Scrolling keeps tabs in place, search box disappears like it does in Chrome or Firefox for Android.
Seeing a nice demo of clean scrolling, with visual elements gradually sliding off the top of the screen. Nice and clean.
There's a ripple effect when touching tabs, and the dialer button floats above UI.
We're looking at the dialer.
He's talking about Material support, a new Material theme.
Burke is talking user experience and interface
Dave Burke, director of engineering of Android, said there are more than 5,000 new developer APIs and will walk through a select few.
Dave Burke, director of engineering for Android on stage
Google has already had design guidelines, of course, so new guidelines won't necessarily rock the boat. But, what we've just seen certainly looks clean and modern. Looking forward to it.
The specs will be up at google.com/design
Google releases guidelines for designers and developers: google.com/design
The real value here seems to be that Google is automating design for your app using their algorithms and taste. I wonder how well it will scale to various apps.
Unified set of style guidelines "for every screen," Duarte says.
Wow, Google's now extending its developer support for Polymer to the Web as well, that should make for easy porting and extensions online for devs.
Polymer is for bringing app-like design to the Web.
We're watching the changes from Gmail today to Gmail of tomorrow: bolder colors, grids in dev used to create alignment without actual lines in the finished product.
He demos the changes on the Gmail app: new typography, grid changes, bold colors.
We're going to get a look at this now.
Android developers can create seamless animation transitions between activities and apps.
"Developers will be able to create seamless animation between activities and apps," he says.
The animations move with the physics of cardstock, but splash with your touch, "like ink rippling in a pond," he says. Buttons will now have animations built-in.
He's showing off a series of new icons and progress indicators too, much more charming and warm. They look great!