Google Drive iOS Material Design Update

8 years ago from Julian Lengfelder, Project & Studiomanagement @yccpgroup + Freelance Front End Designer

  • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    I do like Material Design. But based on these two screenshots, this looks exactly like an Android app.

    That's not necessarily bad, but it's... interesting that Google is changing all their products on competing devices to suit their own platform's design language. I personally don't think it fits, and could be a dangerous path to go down.

    I just thank god Microsoft didn't do this with OneNote/Office apps.

    6 points
    • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 8 years ago

      I think the implementation doesn't fit, but Material is incredibly flexible and can accommodate iOS standard elements. In this particular case, the action bar should not be separated like an Android app. One of the many things Android fans have been upset about since (at least) last November is the inconsistency between product design teams at Google. I'm not sure if this is another case of that happening, but it is a possibility.

      On another (selfish and petty) note, after years and years of iOS ports on Android, I am slightly happy to see it go the other way for once.

      3 points
      • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, 8 years ago

        Completely agree - Material Design is definitely flexible enough to accommodate iOS conventions. It's a little telling that they avoided that path with this app, though...

        0 points