What would be a better name for it? In some parts documentation of Honeycomb Google refers it as "Application Bar" but that is not consistent throughout the documentation. Should we change the name of this pattern?
I have added a poll to this page outlining few options for names.
- Application Bar
- Activity bar
- Action Bar
Please vote! Thank you!
Importance of design patter naming
This issue might seem like an unimportant one but in practice recognised naming of a pattern is important. Unified naming conventions simplify both discussion and documentation.
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