Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 22:08 UTC
Google "Stitcher Radio, one of the most popular news, radio and podcast apps on Android recently underwent a complete redesign. Lead Android developer at Stitcher, Tyler Pearson, was kind enough to take some time out of his day after the launch of the new app to talk to us. We had a chance to (virtually) sit down and talk to Tyler about their newly redesigned Android app, Google design guidelines and the state of the Android ecosystem." The rate at which Android applications improve thanks to Holo and Google's guidelines is astonishing. There's more and better Holo applications every day, and my self-professed credo to only install Holo applications - 'Holo or nono' - requires zero effort these days. That nonsense about Android applications being inferior to those of other platforms? A bunch of outdated nonsense.
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Missing ability to select Holo theme
by phoenix on Fri 8th Feb 2013 04:28 UTC
phoenix
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It's great that there are 3 official Holo themes: light, dark, hybrid.

It really sucks donkey balls that end-users are not able to select which theme they want to use (preferably, system-wide) . And it sucks gasoline-soaked donkey balls that Google's own apps don't let you select the theme.

For example, Google Reader comes in Holo Light only. Google Mail comes in Holo Light only. Who wants to read black text on white screen, especially at night?

Holo is nice. But it would be better if the theming were selectable.

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