Both new and experienced podcast listeners are in good hands with Pocket Casts. The app takes a massive catalog of shows and organizes them into views which entice rather than overwhelm. The “Discover” feature presents an array of collections (featured, trending, top rated, etc.), showcasing each of them in a slightly different format to help establish a sense a place within the app.
Pocket Casts’ use of material surfaces support the efficiency of browsing. The left navigation drawer pins open on tablet, and bottom sheets provide quick previews which naturally transition into full-screen views upon scroll. A podcast’s title graphic is used to bridge the animation between the set of subscribed podcasts and an episode list, providing the accent color for that view.
In addition to the Material Design Award winners, twelve more products have also been recognized for their achievements in design through the Material Design Showcase: Buzzfeed, Circle for BitCoin, Evernote, GroupMe, Indiegogo, The Hunt, Instacart, Lyft, Runtastic, Series Guide, Telegram, WiMan
All of these apps can be downloaded through the Material Design Showcase on Google Play. We look forward to continuing to recognize the impressive design accomplishments from the community, as we evolve the material design system together.
Congratulations to all the honorees!