4D for Android: Say Hello to Material Design 3

To ensure that your application follows the latest design trends and that your users are blown away by a minimalistic, stylish, and great looking, we have updated the Material Design library.

What’s Material Design?

“Material is a design system created by Google to help teams build high-quality digital experiences for Android, iOS, Flutter, and the web.” As stated on the introduction page of Material Design.

Material Design aims to deliver high-quality results, giving users control over clearly marked, good-looking components that behave like real-world objects. And now, all this slickness can be brought to your 4D for Android app.

“Unlike real paper, our digital material can expand and reform intelligently. Material has physical surfaces and edges. Seams and shadows provide meaning about what you can touch.”

— Matias Duarte, VP of Material Design at Google


Some examples

The new Material Design 3 theme brings changes, for example:

  • In the bottom navigation bar or the menu.

List form

Detail form


  • The pickers have also evolved.

Input picker


Date picker


For more details on the 4D for Android capabilities, read the documentation.

Vanessa Talbot
• Product Owner •Vanessa Talbot joined 4D Program team in June, 2014. As a Product Owner, she is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. Her role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.Since her arrival, she has worked to define key features in 4D. She has worked on most of preemptive multi-threading new features and also on a very complex subject: the new architecture for engined application. Vanessa has a degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne. She began her career at the Criminal Research Institute as a developer for the audiovisual department. She has also worked in media and medical fields as expert in technical support, production as well as documenting new features.