Sunday, November 9, 2014

Initial thoughts on Polymer

For the less technically inclined, material design is a fairly new design spec from Google that will be implemented into the soon-to-be-released Android Lollipop, but is intended for devices of all form factors. There is a framework that lets you easily implement it, and it is named Polymer. I attempted to work with material design, and so far, these are my results:
It spun my head in circles, and I encountered many problems along the way (such as getting the menu button to open the drawer, element layout issues, etc.). While I will need to study the material design specs and continue to work on my sample app, I feel that Polymer (and material design in general) has a steep learning curve involved with it.