Designing Mobile Apps: Tips and Techniques

Mielke, Cosima, ed. (2013) Designing Mobile Apps: Tips and Techniques. Smashing Magazine, Freiburg, Germany. ISBN 978-3-94454022-1

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App stores seem to have become the gold rush of our times. Many designers head out to seek their luck, hoping to land the next big thing, but just as many fail, drowning in the overabundance of little mobile gadgets. There definitely is no formula for success—and there never will be—but knowing your craft is always a pretty good springboard. That’s why we have put together this eBook. It provides you with some useful tips and tricks, regardless of whether you’re taking your first steps in app design or looking to adopt some best practices from industry pros. To help you broadly position your future app, our authors cover the three biggest platforms: iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Some step-by-step coding tutorials will take you by the hand, as will exciting new techniques that go beyond the usual. In addition, the eBook features handy cross-platform topics like prototyping, as well as a field-guide to app testing, and advice on marketing your app. We hope this eBook becomes a useful companion in your app design process—from the first idea to launch day.

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