Material Theming Stories Yesterday

Back in May, NPR and a consortium of public radio channels acquired Pocket Casts. It comes amid the “golden age of podcasts,” with Google this year entering the field and detailing ambitious audio plans of its own. Pocket Casts 7.0 is entering public beta on Android today with a major overhaul and new features on all platforms.

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Material Theming Stories June 5

Francisco Franco’s Gratus app gets a fresh new look w/ Google’s Material Theming framework

If you’ve followed the Android space for a while, the name Francisco Franco might ring a bell. The well-known developer has created some fantastic apps over the years and last year, he introduced “Gratus.” Now, that app has been updated with an overhauled design based on Google’s new Material Theming framework.

Material Theming Stories May 22

Google announced a powerful new design system called Material Theming for developers at I/O 2018, and as part of that initiative, Google itself is building a Material Theme. It’s what many (including us) have been calling “Material Design 2” for several months. Google didn’t plan one coordinated refresh of all its apps, though, so it’s taking a while for the new design to roll out.

Here’s a full list of the apps and services we know have the new look so far…

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Material Theming Stories May 11

Material Design has been around for about four years now, and while it has accomplished a lot in unifying the appearance and core functionality of Google’s own apps across its platforms, Google wants to take its approach to design to a whole new level. This year at I/O 2018, Google introduced the next stage for Material Design, and they’re thinking much bigger this time…

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Material Theming Stories May 9

Google officially unveiled Material Themes at I/O 2018 after weeks of various Android and web apps slowly revealing new aspects. During the keynotes, first-party apps, like Photos, showed off the new design and now Google is revealing “partner studies” that explore how others could adopt it.

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Material Theming Stories May 8

Leading up to I/O ’18, we saw Google revamp a lot of its apps and services with an updated Material Design. We’ve been hearing about something called “Material Design 2” for quite some time, so we assumed that would be the gist of Google’s announcement at I/O.

But instead, Google has today announced something called Material Theme Engine, which is basically a plugin to help designers implement Material Design in their apps.

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