There are now more app developers than we have ever seen in the short history of smartphone devices. Google’s newest Android OS coupled with Apple’s advancing technology makes for a force to be reckoned with. Although mobile interfaces can borrow traits from the web, they can’t be perfectly emulated because mobile apps rely on touch-based interactions.
I want to share a few mobile interface patterns to help designers craft purposeful applications that run smooth and behave as expected. This is no easy task and it requires a lot of practice to figure out the best methods for any individual application. But I suggest looking for these interfaces in other applications to determine how they feel and behave on a typical device.
In our modern technological era you can find devices with any screen size that all have access to the Internet. This means bored people around the world can visit their favorite websites from a laundry basket full of different screen dimensions. If this were Pee-wee’s Playhouse I’d say the word of the day is: breakpoint!
The process of responsive design creates distinct layout styles that change based on a device’s screen resolution. When a layout shifts into a smaller or larger display style it’s often called a new breakpoint. Choosing when to create a new breakpoint is quite an arduous task since the threshold and number of breakpoints can change dramatically from project-to-project.
In this post I want to outline a couple ideas for creating responsive breakpoints in web design. The end goal is to create a usable website experience that fits naturally onto any device. While this is easier said than done you’d be surprised how much can be learned by just building a site and fixing mistakes as you go along.
App store optimization is the process of improving the visibility of your app in the app store. App store optimization is deeply related to search engine optimization, specially when you work on improving the ranking of your app in the app store search results. Every person that ever launched an application in the iTunes store is always looking for ways to have more people downloading their apps. One of the main things you need to do to get more people to download your app is to get higher in iTunes’ rankings, and today we will give you some tips about that.
Every designer/developer that ever worked with an app dreams of getting featured in the iTunes App Store. It doesn’t matter if you are launching a small app you developed over winter to solve a simple problem or if you are launching the app you believe it will change the world, you certainly already pictured the magical moment where you would see your dear app featured on iTunes, under Apple’s spotlight, receiving a lot of attention and being seen by a lot more people.
There are hundreds of brand new mobile responsive website layouts published every month. The trend has swept through the design world and taken web development to a new level. In the past we have written on some other amazing responsive websites and I want to use this gallery as another comparison.
I’ve put together 40 outstanding mobile responsive website screenshots from a widescreen monitor. All of these layouts will reposition based on the device’s window screen. You can accomplish this design style by using CSS3 media queries. Most of these layouts are perfect for inspiration as you can see how the different trends can fold together.
The iPhone has become a leading mobile device in our modern technological era. And with this innovation comes access to the hugely popular app store. iOS developers have been working hard to create some of the most ingenious applications to date. And I’ve collected a list of 33 fantastic iOS app designs for your inspirational pleasure.