By Ariel Debernardi
When programming on Android, we are always looking for the easiest way to design a good graphic interphase. Even though there are usability guidelines that give us an idea of how to design a clear and simple UI (and the fact that you can always count on your graphic designer buddy), there are some tools that facilitate the way to design a screen.
If we’d rather design the screen by coding it, we can use .xml files in eclipse and then see the final result in the Android emulator or in the device on which Android is running. Currently, the market offers a number of applications, among which DroidDraw Beta stands out. This is a java desktop application that generates xml code from a graphic design done on a screen simulating Android App.