Announcing Bottom Navigator, an Android open source library
Pandora's latest mobile redesign brings the Bottom Navigation pattern to our apps. Bottom Navigation has become a popular design choice for many apps due to its many advantages including easy one-handed use and the enhanced discoverability of top app destinations.
When Pandora embarked on this project our designers had a clear vision of how navigation should work, a vision that in many ways should be familiar to users of other popular apps with bottom navigation such as Instagram, Youtube and Netflix.
On the Android dev team we surveyed the open source library ecosystem and were unable to find a good fit for our requirements. We realized we would have to build our own and Bottom Navigator was born. We have decided to contribute it back to the Android development community from which we have benefited so much. The library is opinionated and it fits our tech stack, but we believe many other apps share these same opinions and tech stack.