A couple years ago Google brought webOS designer Matias Duarte on board to direct the Android User Experience. Since then, he has been responsible for many of the design decisions found in the award-winning Android user interface.
Living in this day and age definitely has its perks. Whereas 10 years ago we’d never be able to interact with engineers and designers of the products we use, these days it’s relatively easy. Take Matias Duarte, for example.
Facebook Home was released only a short time ago and it hasn’t received much appreciation from users. While yes it was created for a niche market, that hasn’t stopped most people who’ve tried it from giving it a one to two star rating in the Play Store. In fact as I type this it sits at an average rating of 2.2 out of five.
One of the great things to come from the world of apps is user reviews. Sure, users have been able to review products forever, but with apps, it has become one of the main methods by which the merits of an app are judged. And now, user reviews on Google Play are getting a little more personal with a new update from Google.