For apps, the seamless digital experience is no more a choice, it is a must. To bring exuberance to your UI/UX developers need to achieve the best combination of interactive, and pleasant design with robust and reliable backend support.
A clunky design will easily discourage a user even if the product serves its main purpose. That’s the reason in the front-end application development pleasing UI matters a lot.
For business applications, having a customized brand design becomes essential as it builds credibility, protects the brand recognition and sanctity of the brand by creating a consistent visual language and Google’s Material Design helps to achieve the same.
Google Material Design is a design language developed by Google to help the development teams in building high-quality digital experiences for Android, iOS, Flutter, and the Web. It is inspired by the physical world and texture, including how they reflect light and cast shadows.
It was first introduced at the Google I/O conference on June 25, 2014. It has made revolutionary changes in the UI designing concepts. It uses more grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.
Material Design is inspired by the physical world and its textures, how objects reflect light and cast shadows. Material surfaces reimagine the mediums of paper and ink.
Material Design is guided by print design methods — typography, grids, space, scale, color, and imagery — to create hierarchy, meaning, and focus that immerse viewers in the experience.
Animation grabs attention, as it mimics the physical world when the elements appear on the screen. They transform and reorganize the environment with interactions generating new transformations.
Material Design is open source and integrated with a pre-build customized code base that allows developers to use available components, plug-ins, and design elements.
Material Components are interactive building blocks for creating UI, with the built-in state system to visually communicate the status of a component - focus, selection, activation, error, hover, press, drag, and disable states.
The component libraries are available for Android, iOS, Flutter, and the web. It covers a large range of UI interface needs, including:
To place and organize content using components like cards, lists, and sheets.
It enables users to move through the UI components like navigation drawers and tabs.
Users can perform tasks using components such as floating action buttons.
Allows users to enter information or make selections using the components such as text fields, chips, and selection controls.
Used to alert users through messages using components such as snack bars, banners, and dialogs.
Material design is the entire ecosystem rather than just a style guide for creating amazing UI designs with a comprehensive set of rules to handle each use case.
Here are the advantages of using Material Design Components:
It is easy to integrate the Material Design library in your Android(Java and Kotlin), iOS(Objective C, and Swift), web, and Flutter applications.
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DhiWise Android builder offers,
DhiWise Android builder is supported by Material Design Components. The platform gets you everything on board at least possible time, making your app development a breeze.
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Building a purposeful application with an eye-catching UI design can be complex and time-consuming. But as now developers have multiple options to speed up their app development, it's always a smart decision to go with them.
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