Tapworthy

Designing Great iPhone Apps

Author: Josh Clark

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449394240

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 2675

So you've got an idea for an iPhone app -- along with everyone else on the planet. Set your app apart with elegant design, efficient usability, and a healthy dose of personality. This accessible, well-written guide shows you how to design exceptional user experiences for the iPhone and iPod Touch through practical principles and a rich collection of visual examples. Whether you're a designer, programmer, manager, or marketer, Tapworthy teaches you to "think iPhone" and helps you ask the right questions -- and get the right answers -- throughout the design process. You'll explore how considerations of design, psychology, culture, ergonomics, and usability combine to create a tapworthy app. Along the way, you'll get behind-the-scenes insights from the designers of apps like Facebook, USA Today, Twitterrific, and many others. Develop your ideas from initial concept to finished design Build an effortless user experience that rewards every tap Explore the secrets of designing for touch Discover how and why people really use iPhone apps Learn to use iPhone controls the Apple way Create your own personality-packed visuals
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Tapworthy

Designing Great IPhone Apps

Author: Josh Clark

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449394349

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 5336

This guide shows you how to design exceptional user experiences for the iPhone and iPod Touch through practical principles and a rich collection of visual examples.
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Tapworthy

Designing Great IPhone Apps

Author: Josh Clark

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449381650

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 6740

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App Savvy

Turning Ideas into iPad and iPhone Apps Customers Really Want

Author: Ken Yarmosh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449397333

Category:

Page: 352

View: 4092

How can you make your iPad or iPhone app stand out in the highly competitive App Store? While many books simply explore the technical aspects of iPad and iPhone app design and development, App Savvy also focuses on the business, product, and marketing elements critical to pursuing, completing, and selling your app -- the ingredients for turning a great idea into a genuinely successful product. Whether you're a designer, developer, entrepreneur, or just someone with a unique idea, App Savvy explains every step in the process, with guidelines for planning a solid concept, engaging customers early and often, developing your app, and launching it with a bang. Author Ken Yarmosh details a proven process for developing successful apps, and presents numerous interviews with the App Store's most prominent publishers. Learn about the App Store and how Apple's mobile devices function Follow guidelines for vetting and researching app ideas Validate your ideas with customers -- and create an app they’ll be passionate about Assemble your development team, understand costs, and establish a workable process Build your marketing plan while you develop your application Test your working app extensively before submitting it to the App Store Assess your app's performance and keep potential buyers engaged and enthusiastic
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The iPhone App Design Manual

Create Perfect Designs for Effortless Coding and App Store Success

Author: Dave Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440334919

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 2481

App creation is now a huge, global business, with hundreds of thousands of developers, entrepreneurs, and companies attracted by the potential rewards. But games, functional apps, and promotional apps alike depend on attractive, intuitive design for their appeal, and most fail to find a significant audience. With this book, you'll be able to turn your great app idea into a functioning design ready for coding, or apply graphic design skills to this exciting new field, and create an app that will stand out in a market that is worth over a billion dollars every year. Understand the design process that underlies the best and most successful apps Learn how to create a friendly interface and smooth user experience, and avoid the pitfalls that plague first-time designers Master the tricks of the trade that make apps stand out: effective visuals, punchy copy, and attractive colors
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iOS Wow Factor

UX Design Techniques for iPhone and iPad

Author: Timothy Wood

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430238801

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 7313

With the millions of apps in the crowded Apple iTunes App Store, it can be difficult to get your apps noticed. How can you make your app stand out from the crowd and get it the reviews it deserves? iOS Wow Factor shows you how to get noticed! It explains how to go beyond the basics and where to "break the rules" to give your users a "wow" experience! You'll learn to use standard controls, as well as to create non-standard controls and high-impact custom interactions to realize truly compelling app designs. Get grounded in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) so that you can appreciate all its wisdom. From that excellent foundation, move beyond the HIG and learn how to ensure that all your apps have that "wow" factor. Learn all about user experience (UX) design techniques, with and beyond Apple's HIG, and how to move your apps out of mundane design and into innovative user experiences. Examine the characteristics and constraints of the iOS platform and how to leverage its strengths to maximum effect in your apps. iOS Wow Factor explains what makes a successful mobile app design, and how to apply those principles of success to your own apps. Once you get the iOS Wow Factor into your apps, you can watch your app adoption rate increase and gain the traction it needs to succeed and earn a profit in the Apple iTunes App Store. Find out everything you'll need to "wow" your future customers!
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Mobilize

Strategies for Success from the Frontlines of the App Revolution (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Rana June Sobhany

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459617134

Category:

Page: 308

View: 2142

Everyone wants their product to be the next great killer app. But in the increasingly crowded world of mobile content, this pinnacle of success is becoming harder and harder to reach. The iPod, iPhone, and iPad offer tremendous opportunity for the savvy developer to achieve millions of sales, but it's not just about tossing your creation into Apple's App Store pool and expecting it to swim. Visionary author Rana June Sobhany offers a lively step-by-step process that will enable anyone - from the small independent to the advanced development house - to aggressively position, market, and sell their product. Mobilize reveals the secrets and techniques that have made her a pioneer in the industry, enabling you to cut through the noise and chaos and sell your app to an audience hungry for the next great thing. She also shares insights from other industry professionals whose secrets will illustrate the vital do's and don'ts you must address in order to succeed. More than just a book, this is the seller's development kit for the mobile age.
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Designing the iPhone User Experience

A User-Centered Approach to Sketching and Prototyping iPhone Apps

Author: Suzanne Ginsburg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321699589

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7797

"In her book Designing the iPhone User Experience, Suzanne Ginsburg takes a fresh look at cutting-edge, user-centered design from the perspective of designing mobile user experiences for the iPhone. Her book brings together everything you need to know to design great products for mobile contexts." —Pabini Gabriel-Petit, UX Strategy & Design Consultant and Publisher and Editor in Chief of UXmatters “It’s about time! Suzanne Ginsburg takes the best of User-Centered Design (UCD) principles and tweaks them with a dash of mobile and a lot of hints about what it means to implement the Apple Human Interface Guidelines for iPhone. Your idea for an iPhone app has much better chances of being accepted by iPhone owners (and by the iTunes watchdogs guarding entry to the App Store) if you follow even half of the suggestions in this book.” —Nancy Frishberg, Ph.D., User Experience Strategist and past Chair of BayCHI Given the fiercely competitive state of the iPhone app landscape, it has become increasingly challenging for app designers and developers to differentiate their apps. The days are long gone when it was possible to crank out an app over the weekend and refine it after receiving a few not so flattering user reviews. Users now have choices -- lots of them. If your app is difficult to use or doesn’t meet their needs, finding another one is just a tap away. To illustrate, consider the ever-growing field of Twitter clients. There are hundreds of variations in the App Store but only a handful stand out from the pack (such as Tweetie or Twitterific). For most apps, it boils down to one thing: the user experience. The same is true for countless other categories within the App Store; well-designed apps are more likely to attract and retain users. Of course there are other critical aspects of iPhone app development: the coding, the marketing, the customer support. All of the elements must come together. Designing the iPhone User Experience will help you tackle the user experience part of the iPhone challenge. Three key themes will be reinforced throughout the book: Know thy user, the Design Lifecycle, and Attention to Detail: Know Thy User Millions of people depend on iPhone apps to get them to work, find their next meal, and stay in touch with family and friends. Professionals of all kinds also rely on iPhone apps: doctors look up drug interactions; photographers fine-tune lighting; cyclists find the best routes. To truly understand how your apps can fit into their lives, designers and developers must learn how users do things today, what’s important to them, and what needs have not been met. Part II, Introduction to User Research, will introduce a variety of user research methods. The Design Lifecycle Award-winning designs rarely happen overnight; they usually only occur after many rigorous design cycles. To illustrate this point, consider USA TODAY's iPhone application, which went through at least seven iterations for the article view in their app. These kinds of iterations should happen before you launch your app, since it will save valuable time and money, not to mention the headaches a bad design could create for your user. More importantly, you may only have one chance to impress your users -- you do not want to sell them half-baked ideas. Part III, Developing your App Concept, will explain how to iteratively design and test your app concepts. Attention to Detail Most professionals know that attention to detail is important, but hundreds of apps fail to incorporate even the most basic design principles. This lack of attention is not merely an aesthetic issue (which is important) it also affects the way apps function. For example, a news article without proper alignment will be difficult to read, and a poorly rendered icon will be challenging to interpret. Apps with a razor sharp attention to detail will stand out because their apps will look good and perform well. Part IV, Refining your App Concept, will show you how to make to your app shine, from visual design and branding to accessibility and localization. Mastering these three areas will help set your app apart from the crowd. You may not have an award-winning app over night. But knowing your users, iterative design, and attention to detail are important first steps.
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App Empire

Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You

Author: Chad Mureta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111810787X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 3431

Explains how to design, create, and market a successful application across any mobile platform, including iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
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The Mobile Frontier

A Guide for Designing Mobile Experiences

Author: Rachel Hinman

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820055

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 2004

Mobile user experience is a new frontier. Untethered from a keyboard and mouse, this rich design space is lush with opportunity to invent new and more human ways for people to interact with information. Invention requires casting off many anchors and conventions inherited from the last 50 years of computer science and traditional design and jumping head first into a new and unfamiliar design space.
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Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

UI Patterns for Smartphone Apps

Author: Theresa Neil

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449368611

Category: Computers

Page: 403

View: 2693

When you’re under pressure to produce a well-designed, easy-to-navigate mobile app, there’s no time to reinvent the wheel—and no need to. This handy reference provides more than 90 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by 1,000 screenshots from current Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. Much has changed since this book’s first edition. Mobile OSes have become increasingly different, driving their own design conventions and patterns, and many designers have embraced mobile-centric thinking. In this edition, user experience professional Theresa Neil walks product managers, designers, and developers through design patterns in 11 categories: Navigation: get patterns for primary and secondary navigation Forms: break industry-wide habits of bad form design Tables: display only the most important information Search, sort, and filter: make these functions easy to use Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Tutorials & Invitations: invite users to get started and discover features Social: help users connect and become part of the group Feedback & Accordance: provide users with timely feedback Help: integrate help pages into a smaller form factor Anti-Patterns: what not to do when designing a mobile app
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Idea to iPhone

The essential guide to creating your first app for the iPhone and iPad

Author: Carla White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118523253

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 4330

Learn to build apps from scratch without any programming experience! Do you have a great idea for an app but have no idea where to begin? Then this is the book for you. Even if you have no programming experience, this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide teaches you exactly what you need to know to bring your app idea to life without a lot of cash or coding. Packed with tips and tricks to get you started, this book shows you - start to finish - how to take your idea and turn it into a fully working, functional app. Walks you through getting started, designing your app, and developing your idea Helps you launch your app and then promote it Reassures you that no programming experience is needed in order to create a fully functional app Idea to iPhone is an easy-to-read book that shows you how to get your idea from your head to the iTunes store!
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Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools

Author: Jonathan Stark,Brian Jepson,Brian MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449327931

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 1222

If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. Now updated for HTML5, the second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to use open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device. You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach. Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other features Add animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app Make use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offline Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts Test and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market
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Research-based Web Design & Usability Guidelines

Author: N.A

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160762703

Category: Computers

Page: 267

View: 3648

Although recent findings show the public increasingly interacting with government Web sites, a common problem is that people can’t find what they’re looking for. In other words, the sites lack usability. The Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines aid in correcting this problem by providing the latest Web design guidance from the research and other forms of evidence. This unique publication has been updated from its earlier version to include over 40 new or updated research guidelines, bringing the total to 209. Primary audiences for the book are: Web managers, designers, and all staff involved in the creation of Web sites. Topics in the book include: home page design, page and site navigation, graphics and images, effective Web content writing, and search. A new section on usability testing guidance has been added. Experts from across government, industry, and academia have reviewed and contributed to the development of the Guidelines. And, since their introduction in 2003, the Guidelines have been widely used by government, private, and academic institutions to improve Web design.
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iPhone 3D Programming

Developing Graphical Applications with OpenGL ES

Author: Philip Rideout

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449390625

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 8086

What does it take to build an iPhone app with stunning 3D graphics? This book will show you how to apply OpenGL graphics programming techniques to any device running the iPhone OS -- including the iPad and iPod Touch -- with no iPhone development or 3D graphics experience required. iPhone 3D Programming provides clear step-by-step instructions, as well as lots of practical advice, for using the iPhone SDK and OpenGL. You'll build several graphics programs -- progressing from simple to more complex examples -- that focus on lighting, textures, blending, augmented reality, optimization for performance and speed, and much more. All you need to get started is a solid understanding of C++ and a great idea for an app. Learn fundamental graphics concepts, including transformation matrices, quaternions, and more Get set up for iPhone development with the Xcode environment Become familiar with versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the OpenGL ES API, and learn to use vertex buffer objects, lighting, texturing, and shaders Use the iPhone's touch screen, compass, and accelerometer to build interactivity into graphics applications Build iPhone graphics applications such as a 3D wireframe viewer, a simple augmented reality application, a spring system simulation, and more
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Design Is How It Works

How the Smartest Companies Turn Products into Icons

Author: Jay Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101437219

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 6011

"It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."-Steve Jobs There's a new race in business to embrace "design thinking." Yet most executives have no clue what to make of the recent buzz about design. It's rarely the subject of business retreats. It's not easily measurable. To many, design is simply a crapshoot. Drawing on interviews with top executives such as Virgin's Richard Branson and Nike's Mark Parker, Jay Greene illuminates the methods of companies that rely on design to stand out in their industries. From the experiences of those at companies from Porsche to REI to Lego, we learn that design isn't merely about style and form. The heart of design is rethinking the way products and services work for customers in real life. Greene explains how: -Porsche pit its designers against each other to create its bestselling Cayenne SUV -Clif listened intently to customers, resulting in the industry-changing Luna energy bar -OXO paid meticulous attention to the details, turned its LiquiSeal mug from an abysmal failure into one of its greatest successes -LEGO started saying no to its designers-saving its brick business in the process Greene shows how important it is to build a culture in which design is more than an after-the-fact concern-it's part of your company's DNA. Design matters at every stage of the process. It isn't easy, and it increases costs, but it also boosts profits, sometimes to a massive extent. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, design represents the best chance you have of transcending your competitors.
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Hooked

How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Author: Nir Eyal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698190661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 528

How do successful companies create products people can’t put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior. Eyal provides readers with: • Practical insights to create user habits that stick. • Actionable steps for building products people love. • Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.
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Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 3

Exploring the iOS SDK

Author: Molly Maskrey,Kim Topley,David Mark,Fredrik Olsson,JEFF LAMARCHE

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484222237

Category: Computers

Page: 774

View: 1909

Create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices. You'll start with the basics, and then work your way through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 10 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application. Assuming little or no working knowledge of the Swift programming language, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 3 offers a comprehensive course in iPhone and iPad programming. In this third edition of the best-selling book, you’ll learn how to integrate all the interface elements iOS users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using the latest Xcode and the latest iOS 10-specific project templates, and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. Discover brand-new technologies, as well as significant updates to existing tools. You’ll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The art of table building will be demystified, and you’ll learn how to save your data using the iOS file system. You’ll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there’s much more! What You Will Learn Develop your own bestselling iPhone and iPad apps Utilize Swift playgrounds Display data in Table Views Draw to the screen using Core Graphics Use iOS sensor capabilities to map your world Get your app to work with iCloud and more Who This Book is For Anyone who wants to start developing for iPhone and iPad.
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