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So you've got an idea for an iPhone app — along with everyone else on the planet. Set your app apart with elegant design, efficient usability, and a healthy dollop of personality. Tapworthy takes you from concept to polished interface design with plain-spoken principles and a rich collection of visual examples for designing exceptional interfaces for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Witty, down-to-earth, and irreverent, this guide is for everyone involved in the app design process: designers, programmers, managers, and marketers. At every stage, you'll find a gallery of app screenshots to illustrate best practices and inspire you with innovative designs.

  • Get practical advice for sharpening your app's features
  • Build an effortless user experience
  • Learn how to use iPhone controls correctly
  • Create your own personality-packed visuals
  • View the work of the best app developers through case studies
  • Follow the evolution of app designs from early sketches to finished product

This book's common-sense principles will equip you to ask the right questions throughout the design process to make aesthetic, technical, and usability decisions that will make your app a pleasure to use.

Book News Annotation:

Clark, a software designer and developer, presents this guide to creating exceptional end-user experiences in iPhone application development. Focusing entirely on the interface and visual capabilities of the device, this volume discusses the design principles and aesthetic choices that the author believes should be followed to create noteworthy and tool-appropriate applications. Containing no computer programming code or advice, this volume instead examines conceptual design topics such as screen size and resolution for visual clarity, best use of standard controls, gestures, the landscape view and application interactivity. The work includes color screen shots and illustrations as well as several special sections with more in-depth discussions of key topics. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For anyone who has an idea for an iPhone app, "Tap Happy" takes readers from concept to polished interface design with plainspoken principles and a rich collection of visual examples for designing exceptional interfaces for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Synopsis:

So you've got an idea for an iPhone app — along with everyone else on the planet. Set your app apart with elegant design, efficient usability, and a healthy dose of personality. This accessible, well-written guide shows you how to design exceptional user experiences for the iPhone and iPod Touch through practical principles and a rich collection of visual examples.

Whether you're a designer, programmer, manager, or marketer, Tapworthy teaches you to "think iPhone" and helps you ask the right questions — and get the right answers — throughout the design process. You'll explore how considerations of design, psychology, culture, ergonomics, and usability combine to create a tapworthy app. Along the way, you'll get behind-the-scenes insights from the designers of apps like Facebook, USA Today, Twitterrific, and many others.

  • Develop your ideas from initial concept to finished design
  • Build an effortless user experience that rewards every tap
  • Explore the secrets of designing for touch
  • Discover how and why people really use iPhone apps
  • Learn to use iPhone controls the Apple way
  • Create your own personality-packed visuals

About the Author

Josh Clark is a writer, designer, and developer who helps creative people clear technical hassles to share their ideas with the world. As speaker and consultant, he has helped scores of companies build effective websites and mobile apps. When he's not writing or speaking about clever design and humane software, he's building it. Josh is the creator of Big Medium, friendly software that actually makes it fun to manage a website. He's also the author of Best iPhone Apps and iWork '09: The Missing Manual, both published by O'Reilly. Before the rise of the Web, Josh worked on a slew of national PBS programs at WGBH-TV in Boston. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. Now Josh makes words and spins code at his hypertext laboratory globalmoxie.com. He divides his time between Providence, Rhode Island, and Paris, France.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSIntroductionChapter 1: Touch and GoChapter 2: Is It Tapworthy?Chapter 3: Tiny TouchscreenChapter 4: Get OrganizedChapter 5: The Standard ControlsChapter 6: Stand OutChapter 7: First ImpressionsChapter 8: Swipe! Pinch! Flick!Chapter 9: Know the LandscapeChapter 10: Polite ConversationChapter 11: Howdy, Neighbor

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449381653
Subtitle:
Designing Great iPhone Apps
Author:
Clark, Josh
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
IPhone (Smartphone) - Programming
Subject:
Application software -- Development.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
App Store;Apple s App Store;apps;best iPhone apps;designing iPhone apps;finding apps;iPhone;iPhone apps;iPod Touch;iTunes;picking apps;shopping for apps
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20100628
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , For anyone who has an idea for an iPhone app, "Tap Happy" takes readers from concept to polished interface design with plainspoken principles and a rich collection of visual examples for designing exceptional interfaces for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
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So you've got an idea for an iPhone app — along with everyone else on the planet. Set your app apart with elegant design, efficient usability, and a healthy dose of personality. This accessible, well-written guide shows you how to design exceptional user experiences for the iPhone and iPod Touch through practical principles and a rich collection of visual examples.

Whether you're a designer, programmer, manager, or marketer, Tapworthy teaches you to "think iPhone" and helps you ask the right questions — and get the right answers — throughout the design process. You'll explore how considerations of design, psychology, culture, ergonomics, and usability combine to create a tapworthy app. Along the way, you'll get behind-the-scenes insights from the designers of apps like Facebook, USA Today, Twitterrific, and many others.

  • Develop your ideas from initial concept to finished design
  • Build an effortless user experience that rewards every tap
  • Explore the secrets of designing for touch
  • Discover how and why people really use iPhone apps
  • Learn to use iPhone controls the Apple way
  • Create your own personality-packed visuals

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