Keeping up with the enemy! Software tools to keep branding and feature parity with your iOS app!

You’re busy implementing a new feature in your Android app. Part of this new feature requires processing and adding visual assets, images, colors etc. from your designers. At the same time you have a set of strings, numbers and colors from existing apps and resources that you would like to keep in line with your recent work. This tedious process is critical to a great app and a constantly great experience between all your projects but not the best use of your expertise.

Little do you know a developer on another platform is implementing the same feature and struggling with the same problem. With multiple developers interpreting the same designs, the Android and iOS apps start to diverge. Color schemes, dialog messages and assets will begin to look different. Fixing this discrepancy before a release is a consuming task with a mediocre result.

To eliminate this divergence, we will demo the brand new “Remixer” framework from the Material Foundation, which aims at keeping experiences in sync between Android and iOS. We will also present our collective experience from a real-world project by showing best practices and other tools that have helped keep the UI in sync.

 
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