Fairytale app development — mastering the tension between design & code

Creative tension between development and design is industry lore. The worst case scenarios seem to rise straight out of a Grimm fairytale — minus the witches and fire-breathing dragons. Though, relegate any creative tension between the design and development teams to the pages of an antique story book, because the secret to effective, efficient UI/UX that saves clients time and sanity is bringing design and development together early and often.

Always-On apps with Android Wear

The latest version of Android Wear supports always-on apps that can continue to run in low power ambient mode. Imagine you’re in a grocery store or playing a game. The last thing you want is to have to restart your wear app each time you want to cross an item off your list or tally scores. Always-on support opens the door for more practical apps on Android Wear.