An Android app which provides design news & inspiration as well as being an example of implementing material design.
Rewriting Plaid using Android Architecture Components, in Kotlin.
👍 Comments and new issues created are welcomed.
🛑 We're currently not accepting external PRs that touch on the app's architecture.
Plaid was written with one big goal: showcase material design in Android in a real application. While Plaid successfully achieved its goal, from an architecture point of view, it lacks all features that would make it a modular, scalable, testable and maintainable app: with UI logic in Android classes, no tests and only one module. Plaid represents a great real world app example: it provides a fairly complex set of functionalities, it has technical debt, it has features that have to be dealt with as APIs are being removed. All of these problems are encountered by many projects in the Android community and therefore, make Plaid a suitable showcase for all the advantages that architecture components bring.
Changes to the styles, themes, icons, animations, transitions or any other UI elements that were the initial focus of Plaid, are outside the scope of this refactoring.
Plaid requires Android Studio version 3.6 or higher.
Download ktlint using these installation instructions
Inside the project root directory run:
./ktlint --apply-to-idea-project --android
Design news and inspiration.
Plaid is a showcase of material design that we hope you will keep installed. It pulls in news & inspiration from Designer News, Dribbble & Product Hunt. It demonstrates the use of material principles to create tactile, bold, understandable UIs.
Plaid is a UI sample and seeks to demonstrate how to implement material design. To make this as clear as possible it explicitly does not attempt to: * Provide opinionated architecture/testing advice; it utilizes vanilla Android components. For advice on this, I'd recommend Blueprints. * Support pre-Lollipop devices. Doing so is entirely possible, but complicates things. For advice on doing this, see this fork.
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