Category Archives iOS

iOS Archives

This category focuses on designing apps for the mobile operating system iOS. Topics covered include free GUI templates, resources and tutorials.

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12 Great iOS Photography Apps for Pros and Beginners

We all know that smartphones don’t exactly have the most best cameras in the market, but there are a number of great apps to make your photos look awesome. For both the avid photographer and the mature alike, these iOS photography apps are becoming increasingly powerful, to make any photo look amazing. As more and more come on the market,…

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Reimagining an iOS App for Android

It’s one thing to make a great iOS app, but oftentimes the next step is to reproduce the experience for Android. It’s no easy task. After gathering experience in that process at Two Toasters, I’ve put together some fundamental principles on reimagining an iOS app for Android. 1. Treat your Android app as a new product. Despite the temptation to…

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Why iOS7 Does and Doesn’t Reflect Apple’s Core Brand

A few months ago, Apple released their long-awaited iOS7 update to users around the world. It was the single biggest visual update to iOS since the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and as you may already know, a lot of people aren’t too happy with the redesign. Apple has been subjected to fierce competition in the smartphone market…

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Free iOS 7 GUI Kits and Templates

As you will already know, iOS 7 was released recently with a new clean design. Which has, as expected, sparked a lot of debate across the community. Some love it, some don’t. But, it doesn’t really matter what we think as apps are going to have to be updated and will have to be designed with new the specs in…

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Mobile Android and iOS App Icons for Design Inspiration

Since the beginning of 2013 I have witnessed an incredible rise of mobile app development. This trend has been unfolding for years, and 2012 has also see its large share of mobile applications. But even the Android and iOS app design interfaces have been overhauled and updated with lots of great features. In this showcase I have put together 70…

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The Speckyboy iOS App has arrived!

In this era of mobility, not everyone has the luxury of being in front of a huge desktop screen all the time. Owing to this very reason, we have seen the evolution of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc. So, how do you check your favorite design blog (popularly known as Speckyboy; you already know that, don’t you) when…

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The Aesthetics of a Successful Mobile App: Lessons From Three Top Grossing Apps

The global mobile app market is poised to grow to $52 billion by 2016. Smartphone penetration is at an all-time high (sales increased by 42.7% to 154 million units). The mobile app market will mint the next generation of technology millionaires. There are more than 680,000 apps currently in the Apple app store, with nearly 375 being added every day….

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The iPhone 5 Photoshop GUI Templates from Teehan & Lax

As you will probably know, Teehan+Lax have a history of providing highly detailed iOS GUI templates. And last week, not long after the release of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, they released an updated version of their Photoshop GUI templates. Most importantly, these templates are free to download from their site. If you’re working with iOS apps as a…

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Web Icons & the iPad Retina Display

I am now a proud owner of the brand new iPad 3 and must admit I’m rather impressed. I’ve never been an Apple fan but I think the new iPad 3 Retina Display is truly something to behold. The pin-sharp, full HD screen has the potential to make your websites and apps look stunning. But beware, at such a high…