Forza Soccer Gets Material Design Update

Forza Soccer Gets Material Design Update

Apr 16, 2015

Forza Soccer, Football Addicts’ live soccer score app for those truly addicted to the most popular game in the world, has just received an update.

Most notably, this update brings the app up-to-date with Google’s material Design aesthetic.

More, from the press release:

Today the Forza Football Android app, which is used by over 1 million active monthly users worldwide, has been enhanced with Material Design, the Google design language that improves the aesthetics and experience of Android apps.

Key design improvements include:

• Each league, cup, team and player being presented as a sheet of paper which will slide into the user’s vision. Users can then swipe them away easily with a simple gesture

• Bitesize information is shown in CardView, which provides depth by separating important elements and creating shadow effects

• The distance between objects in the user interface has been improved, meaning buttons are easily clickable and don’t interfere with surrounding elements

• Material colour palettes ensure all styles work together beautifully, while preserving the main colours of Forza Football

• RecyclerView, on which Forza Football’s lists are built upon, provides animations to help the user’s understanding of lists, and enables better performance and smooth insertion when scrolling

Forza Soccer remains free on the Play Store.


Note-Taking Utility Evernote Receives Update, Gets Visual Refresh and More

Note-Taking Utility Evernote Receives Update, Gets Visual Refresh and More

Feb 23, 2015

In an extremely crowded virtual note-taking market, Evernote users can be comfortable in the knowledge that the app looks to continually get better.

It’s latest update brings more goodness to the popular app:

Visual refresh supporting Google’s Material Design principles, including a flatter look, bolder colors, and improved typography.
Customizable quick notes
– Long press to add or remove quick note options
Revamped navigation
– Simpler navigation drawer with direct access to shortcuts
Improved note editor and note view
– Cleaner layout and controls
Editable tags
– Support for renaming and deleting tags
Numerous bug fixes and enhancements
Tell us how we’re doing by rating the app

Evernote remains free (with optional in-app purchasing) on the Play Store.

[Source: Google Play Page]

Google Opinion Rewards Gets Material Design Update

Google Opinion Rewards Gets Material Design Update

Dec 18, 2014

Google Opinion Rewards, the survey answering app from Google that rewards users with Google Play cash for answering surveys, is getting an update.

The update brings Material Design to the app.

Google Opinion Rewards remains free on the Play Store.

Google Unveils Material Design Enhancements to Google Maps

Google Unveils Material Design Enhancements to Google Maps

Nov 5, 2014

There’s no stopping the Material Design train, and it is zipping through Google Maps.

Google has just revealed a refreshed Google Maps applications, replete with updated looks and some key new features. Excerpts from the official blogpost are below:

Bold colors and textures are in—and Google Maps is on trend, with a slick new style to make traveling with Maps even easier. Over the next few days, when you open up Google Maps on your Android or iPhone, you’ll be greeted by bright colors and a fresh new design. This new look is all about creating surfaces and shadows that echo the real world; with Google Maps’ new material feel, layers and buttons come to life so you know just where to touch to get directions, recommendations and imagery.

By tapping on a place’s info sheet at the bottom of your screen, you’ll send an info layer gliding up to the top, showing you photos, reviews, and more. And for the adventurous souls looking for a new place to dine or visit, you’ll see more to Explore at the bottom of your map.

There’s more to this app than good looks—we also make it easier for you to get on with your day. Need to make a last-minute dinner reservation? You can now reserve a table right from the Google Maps app for restaurants found on OpenTable (U.S. only).

On a cool winter day, a chilly walk or train ride may not always be the most appealing choice. Travelers deciding whether they should take an Uber or brave the frosty winds can now see estimates for Uber’s pickup time and price for their route in walking and transit directions in Google Maps. This option will appear if you have the Uber app installed, where available.

For Google Maps, giving you useful options and information is always in vogue. So as you’re traveling this holiday season, don’t forget to open up your Maps app for all the navigation help we have to offer—now with a fun new look.

As noted in the post above, the update is expected to roll out over “the next few days.” We can’t wait to check it out.


[Source: Google Maps Blog via Engadget.]