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With nearly half the telephone industry percentage, the iPhone is a concrete affirmation that it really is worthy it to be a vanguardist in expertise. Designers that experience familiarity with the Apple iOS are one step forward in designing cellular interfaces. if you would like do notice traits and exact requisites that iPhone functions ask for, this e-book "Designing For iPhone" is a must.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

- the best 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 errors: Over-Blown Visuals
- iPhone Apps layout errors: overlook Of Context
- establishing Photoshop For net, App and iPhone Development
- Designing For iPhone four Retina show: options And Workflow
- show off of Designs Optimized for iPhone

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A graph could provide richer possibilities for visualizing financial information. It’s much more flexible and scalable then a calendar. Using a graph for the landing screen could dramatically increase the density of meaningful data, while reducing visual noise. Here are some ideas we came up with; this is merely a draft we put together to illustrate our points and to get your ideas flowing—it is not a proposal for a final design: NEXT STEPS People love apps that help them achieve their goals. What if your app allowed users to input and compare different financial scenarios, shown through several overlaid graphs?

Mistake #1. Over-Blown Visuals Probably the oldest, yet extremely popular design problem is overdesign. Designers of iPhone applications often tend to disregard common design and usability conventions by offering users slick and shiny user interface designs that go way beyond their standard look and also way beyond their claimed functionality. Why make things look, feel and work complicated and why do designers like to re-invent the wheel? The answer is simple: they want the application to be different; look different and stand out from the crowd.

For an app with as much information as the New York Times’, users are bound to have their favorite sections. Well, guess what? The New York Times cares: it lets you customize the tab bar’s navigation to include only your favorite sections of the paper. Drag an icon down the tab bar and you are set. The downside of the design is, of course, its lack of visual appeal. Filemaker [iTunes link] Here is another example of beautiful icons that aren’t obscure or confusing. Designers should never use icons just for the sake of having icons.

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