As you can probably tell, I’ve always been really picky about the smallest UI elements. And I probably always will be.
But, to be honest, I’ve lost interest in ranting about the minute details; especially with a rapidly changing company like Google/Android. Most of the “big issues” I had in my previous posts have been completely changed, and old user interfaces have been made more polished.
You’re saying – “What’s he whining about? Of course the UI will get better – it’s been months since he made that post!”. And I think that is what bothers me. I know that Google engineers and designers have these issues in mind, and they’re doing their best to address complaints.
I just don’t feel the need to rant about every detail these days. There are bigger design issues to think about. This hit me especially hard after seeing Matias Duarte’s (Director of Android Design #HOLOYOLO) interview with the Verge. Among other things, he talks about how designing specifically for mobile is “dead”; how we need to design for the user and not for the device.
That’s what I mean when I say there are bigger things to think about. As expected, Google released many updates to their apps recently. There are rumors that the dialer is getting a colorful upgrade. Hangouts also received an update that merged the SMS and Hangouts threads (praise tha lawd!). Google even released the Camera app to the Play Store, and gave it an overhaul.
But the fact is, that isn’t the conversation I want to have with you. I want to talk about mobile design, and software design as a whole, and not just limit our discussion to Android. Maybe even the Design of Everyday Things.
I’d be interested in a YouTube vlog, or maybe a podcast. To be honest, I’m not sure what the next step is. But I don’t like how narrow minded my posts are on this blog. Like I said, I have no idea what’s next, but you can follow me on twitter @SahilC0 and on Google+ (yeah, that’s a thing) for my future projects. I’d really love to continue talking to you, just maybe not on this blog specifically.
See ya around!