While I might be a decent editor and, dare I say, decent programmer... I am a terrible designer, as you can see from the layouts I've alrady done for the app. This is where you come in. I don't care if you're like me and can't design or you're a professional designer, I want to know what you think. I also want you to show me what you think.
First off, since I'm working on two separate platforms, the design requirements for each are also different. Android is pretty open of about their UI requirements. Apple on the other hand is not. They are rather strict about this. That said, I don't necessarily want both platforms to look the same. So go all out on Android if you want.
Second, iOS is pretty stand across all versions, this is good and bad. I'm not a huge fan of the iOS gui but at least it will be consistent across all devices. Android's gui isn't very consistent. This is also good and bad. As mentioned earlier, the requirements are open so we can do a lot of things but the differences between versions can cause problems. For instance, ICS has some really cool designed features that aren't in the older versions. Keep these in mind but also realize that a lot of things can be done in code to duplicate these things in older versions. So don't let that stop you.
I also need icons and other assets! If you want to make some icons, go for it! Take a look at the UI guidelines I'll link below for examples of content.
Here is an example of something I did in a few minutes for a possible home page (it's terrible but you get the idea)
There's a top tab bar that will cycle through all the major sections of the app. On the home page, you can tap the main headline (news/amv spotlight) to hide them. The screen will also scroll down if needed.
ALSO! I plan on making tablet versions of the app as well! If you have any ideas for these larger screen formats, I want to know them as too. Feel free to mock those up aswell.
There are several resources out there to help with the mock up process should you desire to help:
Android User Interface Guidlines
iOS Human Interface Guidelines
2.3.x (Gingerbread): http://www.teehanlax.com/blog/android-2 ... h-density/
4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich): http://techietalkz.com/2011/12/13/andro ... op-format/
You don't have to use these resources. Make what ever you want and I can work within the guidelines and version restrictions to make it work. Also, if you don't feel like opening Photoshop, throw out some ideas and see if someone else can work with it!