Everything we wish we’d known before building our first Android app

We just released our first native Android Prismatic app! Download it here. This was the first time many of us had worked on an Android app, and we learned a ton in the process. Nicholas Stevens, our Product Manager, wrote an internal guide to keep a record the thinking behind some of the decisions made, and educate everyone working on the app on platform-specific specs and tips. By the end, this guide detailed a substantial amount of hard-won lessons, so we thought it might be ...

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How A Designer Built the Prismatic Android Loader Animation with no Previous Experience on Android

We‘d been hard at work on our Android product for the past few months and the time had come to start adding some polish. We decided that we had enough time to squeeze in some animations (other than the defaults) for the product. I have always had a great interest in animation and prototyping using quartz composer and After Effects. Only problem was I had never done anything for the Android platform. No Java, No XML, Nothing. I accepted the challenge I got my ...

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Prismatic and Android: Together At Last

What is more elusive than a Sasquatch sighting? More eagerly anticipated than a new Beyoncé album? A momentous happening which has been long dreamed of by many thousands worldwide… What is it? Prismatic for Android Thanks to a lot of hard work by our engineers, designers and beta testers, Prismatic for Android is now ready for showtime, and we’re so excited to share it with you. Now you can take Prismatic with you, on any device. Learn, grow and share on the go: • Connect ...

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Prismatic Book Club: 4 Disciplines of Execution

Recently, we decided to get serious about about our never-ending quest for knowledge, and collected the hundreds of books around the office into a real, live library. Since then, we’ve been slowly but surely growing our library, with team members adding titles across all disciplines, from design books, to drawing, computer science, meditation, business and writing. As we were getting organized, people also started to get really excited about the idea of company-wide book club. And at our last weekly meeting, the Prismatic Book ...

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Prismatic now iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ready; now with simpler sharing

Prismatic for iOS just got a whole lot better. In our latest update, we’ve made several improvements that make the experience easier and better-looking for both current and new users: We’ve updated the design to look great on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The changes make the most of the iPhone's increased screen size and enable higher resolution images, so you can get the most out of Prismatic on your new phone. We’ve also heard your feedback on the need ...

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