Last year at Google’s I/O event, the android community got to see their first proper taste of Android L (as it was known then). Of course, the real taste of the current flagship operating system did not arrive until much later in the year when Android 5.0 (Lollipop) properly arrived. But the event did allow users to get a glimpse of what was to come. Much in the same way as was seen with Android M and the developer preview which was released a couple of weeks ago, at the latest I/O conference. By now, most if not all of the android community will be aware that one of the biggest changes which came with Lollipop, was the introduction of Material Design. As Google puts it “new system for visual, interaction and motion design“.
Well, in between the original show and tell at I/O 2014 and the eventual beginning of the roll out of Lollipop, Google also made available a web app dubbed Topeka. The principle behind Topeka was to introduce developers (and the wider community) to Material Design and help to show them how they can implement the same rules to their own offerings. Topeka came in a quiz app form which looked to highlight how Material Design can be used to bridge the gap between devices and platforms and provide a more harmonious experience for the end user, regardless of device.
Well, following on from last year’s web app, Google have today announced the launch of an android app for Topeka. The new app works in much the same way as the web app does and comes in a quiz-based form. However, unlike the web app, this app is designed to highlight how Material Design can be best used on android devices. Again, similar to the web app, the new android version has been released as open source for developers to get to grips with and better understand. Those interested in knowing more or grabbing a copy of the app can find out more information by clicking the source link below and reading the Android Developers blog in full.