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Re: List ONLY apps that follow ICS design guidelines i.e. HOLO themed
First let me reply to your questions, then I'll put my points below it. I see that you're a new developer in Android market, so having these kinda questions is good for you.And I hope this will help you motivate to upgrade your app to ICS guidelines.
It is indeed a point of concern. And for an individual to understand, s/he should be using a device that launched in 2012(in other words a high end device). So I'll presume from hereafter that you're using a device that doesn't fall into this category.
Originally Posted by SquareWide
Yes, no guidelines can prevent bad design. But new OS, like ICS here, give you a fresh & a decent stock base that you can use, without worrying about custom design of your app. Don't believe me, go checkout apps that I've listed above with Google Play links.
I know I've seen many apps
that are just overall badly designed but the ICS
guidelines don't prevent bad design that I'm aware of.
If you were to buy a laptop tomorrow will you install Windows 95/98 on it, and find apps that are compatible with those OLD operating systems. Most people will answer this question, with NO.
What are you really referring to when you look at this from a user point of view?
Similarly, If you're using a fresh design oriented Android OS on your high end phone, why would you go to find apps that still have UI of Doughnut or Eclair?
Until ICS came, it was hard to blame developers for a bad design, since older versions of Android had a weird UI (with orange & yellow colors) in it's stock. But with help from Matias Duarte design became important aspect of Android OS 4.0 & they pretty much nailed it with ICS. Moreover, with more than 1.3 million new Android device activations per day and around 600,000 apps in play store, more and more people will be using phones with ICS/JB OS as their default. It is safe to presume they will be looking for apps with new UI instead of apps built for older versions of Android.