I was recently invited to Ankara, Turkey for the Android Developer Days. I gave a talk entitled “Deep Dive Into Android State Restoration” and spent a wonderful time there. In order to go to the event I obviously spent a lot of time travelling. The travel, in addition to usual transportation issues (cancelled trains, delayed flights, etc.) gave me plenty of time to get bored… For some reasons, I started playing with the Android Clock application and noticed several issues and possible improvements.
This post can be considered as a quick app clinic on the Android Clock app. App clinic is generally dedicated to third-party apps but, after all, there is absolutely no reasons it can’t be performed on Google apps… I also think showing and explaining the few details that could have been better is a great way to learn and improve. Demonstrating a UI/UX guideline using both great and bad examples is how most human interface guidelines are based on. Material Design guidelines use this method a lot. Also keep in mind guidelines and reviews are not definitive rules and are, by definition, subject to discussion.