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Android Implementing Designs for Android Starting with Design Mockups Getting Up to Speed

John Coffin
John Coffin
10,359 Points

Mockups & Design

Was Sketch was used for the design mockups (i.e. it is teacher's notes)? How do you enjoy using it?

What other programs have people used for mockups and/or design mockups?

For mockups, I've used Mockup Builder, Balsamic (plugin for JIRA), and everyone's favorite, paper/whiteboard.

The paper is great when brainstorming or explaining an idea quickly, but for those of us who don't draw, I prefer the other two any day of the week if I am going to share that idea with a bunch of people. Both that I mentioned have enough Android templates to get a rough idea in.

3 Answers

hey John Coffin, I am pretty exclusively a photoshop guy. However there are other designers on our team who use Sketch and design purely in the browser. I'd recommend just sticking with the tool you are most comfortable and efficient with. That's how I feel with PS, it's what I know and what I can be efficient in. But don't be afraid to break your rhythm up a bit with new tools, the tech industry moves fast and you gotta stay flexible.

For the Ribbit mockups I worked completely in PS, but relied very heavily on the official android docs and a android toolkit I downloaded. It was a blast.

Timothy Boland
Timothy Boland
18,237 Points

What was the android toolkit?

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

I think Matthew Spiel used Photoshop, but perhaps he can chime in here. :)

Sketch is awesome, though! I recently came across this Sketch Android Kit that looks pretty cool, though I haven't used it to say.