In late October I posted a sneak peek look at the New Dashboard’s None Style. This week I want to take a look at the new Button Grid style.
I’m not going to go too deep into this one, since it’s similar to the other new dashboard types, but a few screen shots won’t hurt.
Button Grid Style
The Button Grid style is influenced by one of the more familiar layouts in the Google Play app:
What we like about this layout is its ability to show a lot of data in a visually appealing way. It provides room for the activity icons, activity title text, and activity sub-title text without being cluttered and without taking up too much room.
So let’s look at an example app using this new Dashboard style:
If you have read the previous posts about the new Dashboard styles you’re already familiar with what the Button Grid style can do in terms of portrait vs. landscape, logo area, icons, etc. so I won’t go into it here. But I did want to point out how powerful the new Dashboard styles are. They let you create very different looks without you the Andromo developer having to change too many settings.
Let’s take a look at the Button Grid in portrait mode:
So that’s it for this short sneak peek. We’re working hard on all of these features so keep watching the blog for updates. Speaking of features did anyone notice anything interesting about the action bar?
Note: As I mentioned in the previous “new dashboard” posts, what you are seeing here is still being worked on. That means that the final version may end up being a little different.