Wait a Minute - What the Heck is Material Design?
I’ve gotten a bit ahead of myself. Material design is a visual language introduced by Google this year. At its core, it’s a set of guidelines for creating well-designed apps that not only look good, but work well and delight the user.
This new release is Trello’s first foray into material design. The goal is to make the app look and feel better than ever.
More Than a Fresh Coat of Paint
There are no half measures for our team. In re-imagining the app through a material lens, we ran through the entire experience and made sure no stone was left unturned. Seriously, it was a ton of work.
Even more than that, we saw this project as an opportunity to rework some of the rougher parts of the app. We simplified navigation. We created a new board sidebar, which will be a lot easier to use than our old system. We made visual attachments easier to view. And so much more!
Show Me the Money!
Enough talk: what sort of changes did we make? A few pictures are worth thousands of words, which is great because I’m getting tired of typing anyways.
As you can see, we’re not trying to give a shock to your system; it’s still the same Trello you have come to know and love. We just streamlined the interactions via material design and hard work.
Not Just for Candy Lovers
No one gets left behind! Even though only the most recent version of Android, Lollipop, showcases material design, we were able to bring material awesomeness to everyone.2
Just like that, you no longer have to upgrade your phone. Trello saves you from needing to buy a new gadget. What other app has saved you so much cash?
Things to Come
Check out the new version of the app - we'll be rolling it out over the next couple days. Find out what you like, what you don’t, then help us improve it. Let us know what you think - the good and the bad. We’re always working to make the app better.
2 Well, truthfully, only most of it. Some things aren’t possible pre-Lollipop unless you’re a wizard and we don’t have any on staff at the moment.
Good or bad, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Find us on Twitter (@trello)!