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With nearly 1/2 the cellphone industry percentage, the iPhone is a concrete affirmation that it is worthy it to be a vanguardist in know-how. Designers that experience familiarity with the Apple iOS are one step forward in designing cellular interfaces. if you would like do observe tendencies and unique necessities that iPhone functions ask for, this publication "Designing For iPhone" is a must.

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- the way to Create Your First iPhone Application
- internet improvement For The iPhone And iPad: Getting Started
- iPhone App layout Trends
- iPhone App Designs Reviewed: Critique Board and classes Learned
- iPhone Apps layout error: Over-Blown Visuals
- iPhone Apps layout error: put out of your mind Of Context
- developing Photoshop For net, App and iPhone Development
- Designing For iPhone four Retina demonstrate: options And Workflow
- show off of Designs Optimized for iPhone

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WHAT ABOUT BRANDING? Is there place for branding in applications that are strictly following general design guidelines and usability conventions? Definitely! It is possible to strike a balance between having a unique look but not over-designing. Here’s one example: Let’s take a look at an example of overdesigning by Bloomberg. Here, we have an over-designed text input field at the top. You can barely recognize this as a field when you first look at it. The version on the right hand side is much better.

Because it mirrors Apple’s native UI, users do not have to “learn” how to use it all over again. A similar approach exists in Web design: users expect to see a logo in the top left, navigation along the top, etc. Facebook has taken this concept mobile, using large buttons that are easily distinguishable and tap-able. Where (iTunes link) Where has a similar concept, allowing users to swipe left and right to access more data. Tweetdeck [iTunes link] Tweetdeck is a good example of user interface design on many levels.

But you had to ask the question in robo-speak. You had to select options from a list to be understood. Good software speaks your language. Among the innumerable unit converters, only Google does it right, allowing you to ask your question in plain English: Using speech recognition technology is another good idea. Sometimes your hands aren’t free when you need to convert a unit. Say your Icelandic friend is driving on a US highway and needs to convert the 55 miles-per-hour speed limit into kilometers.

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