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Mobile Development Archives

Welcome to our mobile development archives. Here you will find articles, tutorials and many free resources to help you build your next mobile app.

Sub-Categories: Android / iOS / Windows Mobile

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The Smartphone Revolution Infographic

The following infographic provides startling statistics on just how many consumers are using smartphones today, and–more importantly–the way they use them. It will give you more information on how consumers are using apps, scanners and their phones in general. Knowing that as of two years ago, iPhones sales outnumbered actual human births will convince even the staunchest opponent of smartphone…

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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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Designing a Successful Mobile Commerce App

A bad mobile app can make or break a company’s image and revenues. In fact, Google reports that 79% of surveyed respondents indicated they would turn to a competitor’s app after a bad mobile experience. Mobile commerce is steadily increasing with some brands such as JackThreads reporting 50% of sales from mobile. Brands that are excelling at m-commerce have done…

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Freebie: The Flatimus iOS UI Kit (PSD)

Today’s freebie, designed by Elmar Halmuhamedov, is a fantastic flat-styled iOS UI kit entitled Flatimus. The retina ready UI kit comes in PSD format and has been created as a designer-friendly template for those that that are stepping into iOS design for the first time or for exploring the flat design phenomenon.

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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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Trends in Weather App Design

Back in the day presenting the weather, regardless of the medium, used to be complicated and very, very boring. But in recent years designers have taken on the design challenge and have completely changed all that. While top smartphone operating systems have their own built-in apps, third-party designers have been pushing the weather app design boundaries even further, to the…