Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation

There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported to the other. Sometimes app developers don’t even bother waiting, and release apps for both platforms simultaneously. For designers this means only one thing — they will have to adapt an application’s UI and UX to another platform while ensuring a consistent design language across the product.

Avoid Making These Mistakes When Designing An App

Mobile app development has grown exponentially in terms of jobs and revenues. According to a 2013 report, there are roughly 600,000+ App Economy jobs within the 28 members of the European Union, 60% of which are mobile app developers. Even with all this hype, there’s a chance for even expert developers to make big mistakes along the development cycle. This sometimes could endanger the mobile product or even the brand itself.

The Very Best iOS Apps for 2015

Apple’s App Store boasts one of the most extensive collections of apps this side of the sun. Inside you can pretty much find anything – and we mean anything. But what are the best and, more importantly, which are worth having on your iPhone? In a bid to locate, download and test the best apps for iPhone we’ve been tinkering with applications all year to bring you a list of the best apps currently available.

30 exceptional Material Design apps for Android

Material Design is the heart and soul of Google's Android platform (and increasingly the rest of Google's universe, too, from Chrome OS to the Web at large). Even if you don't actively think about it, the design standards introduced with Android 5.0 are probably becoming a core part of your smartphone or tablet experience. Here's the kicker, though: Once you start getting a taste of Material Design and the consistent style it brings to your mobile devices, apps with older design styles start to look out of place, out of date, and out of touch. But not to fear: Beyond the basics that come on every Android phone - Gmail, Google Drive, and the likes - there's plenty of tasty Material Design goodness out there, just waiting to be devoured.

The 15 best Android apps that use material design

Google’s Material Design aesthetic is supposed to be the new standard for Android design, but not all apps have made the transition to the catchy new look. That’s a shame, because it brings a level of beauty and polish to Android that hasn’t existed until the new design scheme was rolled out with Android Lollipop. Fortunately, several developers have put it into practice and cranked out some rather good looking apps. If you want to find out what Material Design is about, then grab one of the following apps or custom launchers from the Play Store to experience it for yourself.

Building a Website With Progressive Enhancement

When building a website, you have a few ways to approach doing so. You can start by creating the most advanced version of the site with all of the scripts, styles, and so on, and then have it render in older browsers via graceful degradation, you may opt to ignore older browsers, or you can start with a basic page and add scripts and styles such that it becomes more functional via progressive enhancement.

Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings - that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process.

iOS 8: Integrating Touch ID

In September 2013, Apple unveiled the latest iPhone with a range of hardware improvements. The most innovative feature of iPhone 5s was a thin metal band surrounding the home button, a fingerprint sensor called Touch ID. Developers clambered to know about the API. A year on and iOS 8 introduces a new framework giving developers the ability to use the fingerprint sensor.

An Introduction to Android Transitions

The Android transitions framework allows you to configure the appearance of changes in your app's user interface. You can animate changes in an app screen, defining each phase as a scene and controlling the way in which the transition changes the app appearance from one scene to another.

Setting Up Push Notifications on iOS

Apple originally introduced push notifications to enable applications to respond to events if the application isn't running in the foreground. However, the operating system and iOS devices have changed significantly during the past few years and applications don't need to rely solely on push notifications to perform tasks in the background. This doesn't mean that push notifications are no longer useful though.

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