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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Popular Tools for Cross Platform Mobile Development

It used to be time-consuming to port apps between iOS and Android devices due to differences in the development environments, Xcode and Eclipse ,and the programming languages, Objective C and Java. Plus, there has always been the fragmentation of devices and screen resolutions on Android devices to contend with. Thankfully, due to several emerging cross platform development environments, it is…

10 Tips for Better iPhonography

As cliché as it sounds, the best camera is the one you have with you. Fret not if you don’t have an expensive DSLR. When you have your iPhone cam ready, under the right conditions, it can take some amazing images! With the help of these 10 tips, you’ll be able to your iPhone shooting images that look as great…

Creating a Mobile Web Application with Meta Tags

Advancing trends for the mobile web are slowly blurring the line between Internet websites and native applications. Lately there have been many updates to mobile operating systems and web browsers with more capable rendering engines. This means we can work openly with webkit CSS3 effects and even many bits of jQuery code. However a lot of the customization for mobile…

30 Pixel Perfect iPad App Designs

Have you started work on a new app? Are you in need of some design inspiration? Well, you’re in luck. Today we have a showcase of 30 beautifully designed pixel-perfect iPad app designs that will stimulate your inspiration in no time. If you know of any others please leave a link in the comments below. Clock Pro HD for iPad…

Working with Property Lists in Xcode 4.2

Property lists are designed specifically for Objective-C apps to store and retain data. These are straight XML files formatted for easy access to bundles and application resources. There isn’t anything overly confusing about Property Lists, but they are unconventional compared to web applications. In this guide I’d like to go over property lists in a bit of detail in relation…

Guidelines to Follow when Building for the App Store (iOS & Android)

There are a lot of factors to consider before building and submitting a mobile application. Developers have plenty of resources on the web for consulting official documentation. But there are some traits you should consider about the overall process. Whether you are building for Apple or Android-powered devices will make all the difference. Some developers have the confidence to build…

The Curious Link Between Icon Design and Candies

Do you like candies? Come on, even if your outer adult doesn’t want to admit it, your inner child is reaching with its palms out! Do you remember when you were a kid with how much attention you paid when you were selecting which candies to buy in the local candy shop? Because you couldn’t taste the sweets without buying…

Focus On: Mobile App Design Trends for 2012

Mobile applications are on the rise as more consumers switch over to smartphones. Between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system there are plenty of wonderful apps to browse through. The past year has built up a catalog of exceptional design patterns which will continue over into 2012. In this article I’d like to spend a bit of time examining…

Getting Started Building iPhone Apps in Xcode 4.2

The newest version of Xcode comes packaged with a few noticeable interface changes. For beginners and intermediate users it can be difficult figuring out even the most basic functionality. And although Apple’s online documentation is well-written, it’s certainly not friendly for the average user. So in this guide I’d like to put together some basic steps for building any iOS…

Creating Pixel-Perfect UI for iPhone Applications

Developing apps for the iPhone or iPad can be a tricky process. You need to understand not just the programming libraries, but also design standards and common themes in user interfaces. This entire skillset would require months of study just to build your first live app. I realize this may seem intimidating, but we all have to start somewhere! And…

Designing a Facebook Icon for the iPhone with Photoshop

Nowadays, the iPhone and the iPad play a big part in our life, from apps to social networking, we all make use of them…what I like at apps is that all of them has fancy and glossy icons which are populating our devices and therefore, In this to show you how to design a Facebook icon following some easy steps….