This morning I saw the news that Instapaper is finally arriving to
Android. My initial thought was "Oh no, here we go again" and nearly
opened the +Android UI Anti-Patterns
G+ page straightaway. After all the Instapaper founder is the infamous Marco Arment (http://www.marco.org/
) who has never saved his words when bashing Android & Android ecosystem. But man was I in for a surprise, a positive one!
Android app for Android, iOS app for iOS
The Instapaper app for Android was built by company called Mobelux
a developer company that doesn't seem to have that much experience on
Android. They did what others didn't and got to know the platform
instead of relying on their iOS skills. And that shows.
The follows Android guidelines, uses Android intents to integrate to the rest of the platform and ships with a tablet UI.
There are some features I'm not that fond of like the action mode on
items which is triggered by swiping. I'd much rather see a long press
and action bar action mode but I guess that is a fairly small thing.
I encourage you to read more about the Instapaper on Android from:
And of course download the app from Google Play
Welcome to Android Instapaper!
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