Tag Archive: redesign


Google Home v2.6 brings huge redesign, in-app smart home controls

Google’s Home app is looking better than ever.

While Google’s Home line of smart speakers has been outstanding ever since the first Google Home, the companion Home app has never been fantastic. Thankfully, with the v2.6 update that’s rolling out now, Google’s made the best version of it yet.

The new Home tab is what you’ll see upon open the app, and here you’ve got quick controls for toggling your smart lights on/off, playing music on any  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa’s app redesign makes navigating your smart home easier

This is happy. Alexa, do not play Despacito.

With Amazon’s huge lineup of smart devices, all new generations coming out, and new toolkits giving developers even more freedom to experiment, the Alexa voice assistant has firmly entrenched herself as one of the top voice control smart home systems around. The primary way to control Alexa, outside of yelling at her (be nice!), is through the free app. Now that app is getting a face-lift and it’s looking better than  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ major redesign is now rolling out to all users

There are also new features for finding the perfect taco place 🌮

Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.

You’ll know you’ve received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you’ll be placed on a completely rethought Explore  [Read More…]

Google News gets an AI focused redesign

Google is overhauling Google News with a new AI focused redesign. This includes new web UI and new mobile apps for Android and iOS. The rollouts starts now, with the apps coming soon.

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Gmail’s massive redesign is now live: Here’s a look at the new features

Gmail picks up a new design and a host of new features.

Google announced earlier this month that it would revamp Gmail’s design on the desktop, and the changes are going live today. Gmail is getting a significant design overhaul that makes in more in line with its Android counterpart, and Google is introducing a whole host of new features centered around security and ease of use.

There’s a new confidential mode that lets you set an  [Read More…]

Android P will feature a ‘dramatic redesign’ and support notch displays

The new software is currently being referred to as Android Pistachio Ice Cream.

In less than three months, Google will take the stage at its Mountain View campus in California for its annual I/O developer conference. One of the things we’re expecting Google to announce at this year’s I/O is Android P / 9.0, and a new report from Bloomberg sheds some light on what we could expect from the latest update.

To not much surprise, Android  [Read More…]

Google News & Weather app gets a Material redesign and some spitshine

Good news for Google News (& Weather)!

This week’s app update has given Google News & Weather an update that lets it better match the Google News website and better match other Google apps like Google Now and Google Home, brightening things up and cleaning the busy sections drawer a little. It’s not a huge overhaul, but it is a welcoming to see Google updating apps for consistency.

The  [Read More…]

Twitter’s new look includes a redesign for its Android app

The social network has undergone some major remodeling, including a tweak of its iconography.

After a vigorous beta testing phase and numerous feedback from fervent tweeters, Twitter has finally rolled out a new look and a bevy of new features. If you’re on the social network, you’ll see these changes reflected in Twitter for Android, TweetDeck, Twitter Lite, and on twitter.com.

The full rundown of features has been elaborated on  [Read More…]

Tasker’s long-overdue redesign is in beta, and it looks awesome

Tasker has never been a beauty queen.

Android’s most powerful automation app Tasker has always been about form over function, and when so much functionality is crammed into one app by one single developer, it’s easy to see why he’d rather spend that time on adding more functionality instead of making things look pretty. That said, every app eventually needs a redesign, and Tasker’s is finally in beta.

And it honestly looks pretty good.

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Flipboard redesign encourages curation and sharing content with friends

Flipboard attempts a revival with new features, including the ability to curate your own publication and share it with friends.

If the Flipboard app interface was starting to feel a little dated to you, there’s good news. The company has launched a massive re-design of its news aggregation app, with a particular focus on design.

Flipboard 4.0 is introduced as the response to the company’s “ever-growing ecosystem” of sources, the  [Read More…]