I found a similar question here but I want to hear the answer to my questions.
Our team has launched an iOS version of our app, let's call it X App. We have sold this to 3 clients and they like it. Now, one of our clients wants us to create an android version of X App.
Before that, they hired me as android developer. After demanding an android version, my software architect gave us (Android team) the software-design instructions for android version of X App. This is easy to follow but I'm completely disappointed.
The user interface of iOS version of X App must be same in android version. Each UI Element in iOS must be same in android version.
This is against to Android Standard UI Design. Is this a good idea? Cloning UI from iOS to android version?
- They want to make us an iOS Toolbar instead of using the Actionbar.
- The search text is also same as iOS version
- Buttons should have a gradient and cornered border.
Fortunately, the Android's navigation bar survived. Since I'm disappointed and concerned to the future of our app, I planned to propose a UI Improvement which follows the android standard UI design. Should I continue this plan? Or forget this problem? If we release the Android version, will the client disappointed?
Edit: I did a mock-up UI and shared the screen-shot to my teammate. He's really agreed to my suggestion, just saying.