is the first commercial Android UI component library that I've seen.
While it is pretty pricey (219.99€ to 719.99€) for small projects it
could provide valuable help for a larger scale commercial projects.
I took a closer look to see what the library has to offer.
commercial library for components like dashboard, action bar and quick
actions doesn't really make sense. There are free and open source
libraries available that do as good work or even better if you need to
deeply cutomise them (you have the code!). It is difficult to beat free (GreenDroid
, ActionBar Sherlock
these components in the library is a positive thing though. If you're
using the library for the other components you can use the basic
components as well. This will save you the trouble of having to maintain
multiple dependencies and using inconsistent APIs.
components are what makes this library valuable. Building these
components as part of any project can take a lot of time (= money). By
downloading the demo app it is possible to let designers get a feel how
the components look and feel before having to purchase the library.
Cover flow and carousel components are very smooth and stable.
Building a smooth auto complete field or correctly working scrolling tabs can take a lot of time.
Stay away from the iOS spinner component though!
hate writing documentation. But more than that I hate having to read
documentation. DroidUX doesn't provide much of it but neither does it
need much. A short getting started document tells users where to put the
library project or jars and API reference
combined with the example demo application source code does the rest.
mentioned earlier DroidUX is too expensive for private projects. But if
you're working on a larger customer project going for DroidUX might
save you money. Install the demo app to your phone and show that to
designers. If they're happy with the way, for example, cover flow works
in the library you might have just saved many days of coding time and
Note: I'm not affiliated with DroidUX or Ximpl. I don't
receive any payment from them even if people choose to purchase any of
the mentioned products.