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Localization and Mobile

Learn how the TED Android app uses localization to reach a global audience.

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The Android Experiment, Part 6: The Conclusion

The final chapter in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android examines the hard decision of whether to stick with Android or return to iOS.

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The Android Experiment, Part 5: Google Now, Default Apps, Photos and the Android App Launcher

Part five in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews Google Now, default apps, photos and the Android App Launcher.

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The Psychology of Waiting, Loading Animations, and Facebook

A review of how users respond to active and passive waiting, along with a story of how Facebook adjusted their loading animation to offload blame to the operating system.

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The Android Experiment, Part 4: Music, Hangouts, Multitasking and Widgets

Part four in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android looks at music, Hangouts, multitasking and widgets.

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The Android Experiment, Part 3: Speech-to-Text, Calendars, Typing and Sounds

Part three in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews speech-to-text, calendar issues, typing and device sounds.

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The Android Experiment, Part 2: Hardware, Messaging, Apps and Notifications

Part two in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android focuses on the device capabilities of the HTC First, text messaging, a few missing Android apps and notifications.

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The Android Experiment, Part 1: An Introduction

The first installment of a six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android from the perspective of a mobile app designer. Part one is an introduction to what inspired Mercury art director, Jessi Juart to switch to Android and her mission to choose the right Android phone for her experiment.

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Why build iPhone app mockups in vector format?

From sticking with what you know to planning for the future, learn why Mercury uses Illustrator to create our iPhone mockups.

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iPhone UI Vector Elements

Mercury’s first free Illustrator vector UI kit download. Built for iPhone OS (iOS) 2.0.

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