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WhatsApp for Android Redesign – Take One

22 Dec
December 22, 2012

If your’e reading this post, then you probably already know how bad WhatsApp looks on Android (as of December 23rd, 2012).

After seeing Max Salomon’s WhatsApp Messenger for Android redesign last month on Google+ and Android UI Patterns, I started messing around with the same idea this Saturday, as I was bored out of my mind.
This is my take on what WhatsApp Messenger for Android should look like.

I started with favorite UI pattern right now – the Sliding Menu style and kept everything as sleek as possible. The font I used here was Android’s Roboto font. I’m not entirely sure about the Chat activity and some things are still missing, like the attachment icon in the Chat activity and the pinned header list style in the contacts fragment.

Main Activity Contacts Fragment Chat Activity

I’d love the feedback! Let me know what you think below!
This is my first mockup, so be gentle…

By the way, When I tried using WhatsApp later on that very evening, it was a real downer to see its dated design.