Scaling up

Part 5

Awkward full-width list items are a common problem when layouts designed for phones screens are scaled up to tablet sizes. Multi-pane layouts and margins are a couple of simple solutions.

I even took a shortcut on the new multi-pane level selection. It’s just a separate¬†PageIndicator implementation for wide screen layouts. On phones you get tabs. On landscape tablets you get a list.

twopane

Other screens have been modified with margins when they extend beyond 620dp in width.

margins

These tablet optimisations tie in nicely with the Google Play Games cloud save integration. Users can now split their game activity between multiple devices, with a UI optimised for each, and without ever losing their game progress.

Beta

The 1.3 release is almost ready, so this post concludes the series. Head over to the beta community to try it out!