Download iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects (The Definitive Guide) by Chris Dannen PDF

By Chris Dannen

This booklet profiles builders who've bought the distinguished Apple layout Award for iPhone app excellence. You’ll study all approximately what makes those apps actually standout, together with reasons of significant person interface layout and implementation, in addition to the code less than the hood that makes those the main responsive, intuitive, valuable, and simply undeniable enjoyable apps working at the iPhone.
* Insightful profiles of the builders at the back of Tweetie, Topple 2, AccuTerra, Postage, and wood Labyrinth 3D
* unique motives of the technical wizardry that makes those apps tick
* Full-color screenshots and copious downloadable code snippets to get you begun development the following iPhone layout Award–winning apps
<h3>What you’ll learn</h3> * How the simplest iPhone and iPod contact apps are built
* How detail-oriented, semi-obsessive designers create great-looking interfaces that transcend mere user-friendliness
* How caffeine-addicted, sugar-fortified programmers optimize each line of Objective-C and squash the main deeply hidden bugs
* How thought moves at not likely occasions and places
* the best way to plan for achievement via studying from the main winning iPhone app developers
<h3>Who is that this e-book for?</h3>
All iPhone builders looking enlightenment from the well-known masters

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Is it tempting to start playing with MapKit and add friend-mapping? Yes, definitely. I don’t have much I can talk about there, but it’s definitely something we think about a lot. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s in Facebook in the future. Is there a point where the Facebook app gets too big? On the 3GS, I don’t feel like I’m pushing that limit yet, but the previous devices were sluggish for sure. The 3GS gives us a lot of room to grow. ] The JPEGs that you download are not exactly scaled to the screen of the iPhone, so you’re downloading images that are a little bigger than they need to be—so holding them in memory and juggling them can cause the device to freak out sometimes.

Call it economy of divulgence. Luckily for Brichter, the rest of Tweetie's user ship hasn't heard of it. com The largest social network on earth wields tremendous power on the iPhone: its technical and visual innovations are so widely used they can become an immediate part of the iPhone UI cannon. Its task is daunting: transport Facebook’s entire app platform on top of an OS that is years younger than Facebook itself (see Figure 2–1). Figure 2–1. Facebook’s unique grid-like home screen, modeled after the iPhone’s own.

19 20 CHAPTER 1: Tweetie Figure 1–9. Tweetie 2’s dynamic lower navigation bar, right, changes depending on what the user views. In Tweetie 1, the lower navigation bar doesn’t exist outside the home screen. Market Share If ever there were a word that encapsulated Twitter, “market share” would be it. The company has no revenue stream and no discernible plans for one, even as profitable cottage industries sprout up around it. IPhone apps are only one slice: on the Web, users can sign up for EasyTweets for marketing, Twuffer for future-scheduled tweeting, Twittervision for real-time mapping, Tweetree for keeping track of @replies, Twtpoll for surveys, FollowFormation for who-to-follow suggestions ...

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