Jun, 04 2009

Last week Google posted Android Icon Guidelines to help developers keep icons in their apps consistent with the format of Google’s own Android UI. As we all know, the little things often make a huge difference in creating a finished and polished feel that often equates to a more enjoyable user experience. App developers and consumers alike should have an inherent interest.

I hit up Gary Simon, my good friend and design extraordinaire, to record a video tutorial showing how the magic is worked. Check out the video below, and if you’re an aspiring designer who enjoys this type of direction, check out his new site dedicated to Design Video Tutorials at how.todesignyour.com:

He took the Plain Jane Phandroid News logo:

phandroid-news

And turned it into this:

phandroid-app-icon

… In less than 20 minutes. Tell me that won’t look a HECK of a lot sicker on your Android Home Screen!

Speaking of which… a LOT of you have been asking when/if we’ll be updating our Phandroid News App. Stay tuned… that along with a BUNCH of other exciting new developments are on the way! If you aren’t yet, now would be a good time to subscribe to our RSS feed!