Today Google opened up their new website for developers called Android Design. While there are exceptions to the rule, for the most part Android apps have always been thought of as the ugly duckling of the mobile world. With the opening of Android Design, Google now hopes to change that. Google is serious about competing head to head with Apple iOS developers, who have always served up a more polished product. The sole goal for Android Design is to help teach Android developers how to use all of the new UI elements in Android 4.0 (and higher) to create world class apps. For those that use Android apps this is a good thing. Of course Google is not making it mandatory for developers to attend Android Design. Instead they are hoping that developers will realize that it is to their advantage to put out a more professional polished app. The better looking the app, the greater the chances of someone buying it. The easier it is to use the app, the greater the chances of someone buying it. These are the two areas that Android Design will focus on. I look forward to seeing easier to use and more polished looking apps. Kudos to Google for facing this issue head on and helping the Android developers to (soon) create the best apps on the planet.