Fireworks template for Android

Are you starting with interaction design for Android – like we are – then there are a number of useful resources to help you out. We couldn’t yet find a Fireworks template, so we have made one ourselves and want to share it here. In this Fireworks  template the Android user interface elements have been redrawn as vector images. In the folders the elements have been mostly labeled according to the Android vocabulary.

Android Mockup Template

Download the Fireworks Android template (version 2, Fri december 4 2009)

Are you looking for other templates, here’s a few we found that might be helpful:

Google Android Omnigraffle stencil (BinarySheep)
Android GUI PSD Vector Kit (Pavel Maček for Smashing Magazine)
Android GUI prototyping stencil for Visio (ArtfulBits)

For visual design Android offers the Android icon template pack

Even though the design guidelines for icons are very specific, interaction design guidelines are limited. Android offers User Interface Guidelines that give some information on various menu options for example, but it is far from the extensive design guidelines Apple has published for iPhone. This means there is a lot of room for interpretation by Android application designers and developers. It will be interesting to see what best practices in interaction design for Android will emerge in the near future.

We hope you find the template useful!