Material Design can be used in all supported versions of Android, or in API Level 21 (Android 5. 0) and newer (or for older via the v7 appcompat library), which is used on virtually all Android devices manufactured after 2009.  Material Design will gradually be extended throughout Google's array of web and mobile products, providing a consistent experience across all platforms and applications. Google has also released application programming interfaces (APIs) for third-party developers to incorporate the design language into their applications. The main purpose of material design is creation of new visual language that combines principles of good design with technical and scientific innovation.