Last year at Google I/O, Google announced a completely new design standard with material design. The Android community quickly fell in love material design, and it wasn’t hard to forget the Holo design of old.
Over the last year, thousands of Android apps have adopted the new standard with beautifully simple designs with bright colors. Google has decided to award some of the apps that have embraced the material design standard the best with what they’re calling the Material Design Showcase. This is a special landing page in the Google Play store specifically for these apps with “best in-class Android design.” Currently, 18 apps are featured in the showcase.
In addition to the Material Design Showcase, six apps have been given Material Design Awards by Google. The apps with reasons for the awards follow:
- B&H Photo Video Audio Pro for Immersive Imagery
- New York Times for Elegant Typography
- Pocket for Adaptive Layouts
- Pocket Casts for Seamless Browsing
- Tumblr for Delightful Animation
- Weather Timeline for Crafted Simplicity
You can see highlights of these all the featured apps in action in the featured video, or you can hop on over to the Material Design Showcase to download them and try them out for yourself.
How do you feel about Google’s favorite material designed apps? Do you love the designs of these apps too? Do you feel like Google missed some great ones? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!