Designing Mobile Apps — Tips And Techniques

Designing Mobile Apps — Tips And Techniques

This eBook provides you with some useful tips and tricks, regardless of whether you're taking your first steps in app design or are 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 such as prototyping, as well as a field guide to app testing, and advice on marketing your app.


  • A Guide To iOS App Development For Web Designers
  • Get Started Writing iOS Apps With RubyMotion
  • Mobile Prototyping With Axure RP
  • Creating Realistic iPhone Games With Cocos2D
  • Mobile Design Practices For Android: Tips And Techniques
  • C-Swipe: An Ergonomic Solution To Navigation Fragmentation On Android
  • Windows Phone Design For Developers
  • A Field Guide To Mobile App Testing
  • How To Succeed With Your Mobile App

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Released: May 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454022-1
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454023-8
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454024-5

Excerpt From Chapter 1

A Guide To iOS App Development For Web Designers — by James Brocklehurst

As a designer looking to broaden your skill set, you’ve decided that learning how to make native apps for Apple’s iOS platform is an attractive and potentially lucrative prospect. With a frisson of excitement, you start to do some research. The euphoria is short-lived however, as you quickly discover that unless you are an experienced programmer, the task is far from easy. [...]

The documentation provided by Apple is aimed at those with a degree in computer science. Books on iPhone and iPad development ask that you have a good grasp of Objective-C from the opening page. Online tutorials vary in quality, with many appearing out of date or contradictory.

Excerpt From Chapter 8

A Field Guide To Mobile App Testing — by Rosie Sherry

Testers are often thought of as people who find bugs, but have you ever considered how testers actually approach testing? Do you ever wonder what testers actually do, and how they can add value to a typical technology project?

I’d like to take you through the thought process of testers and discuss the types of things they consider when testing a mobile app. The intention here is to highlight their thought processes and to show the coverage and depth that testers often go to.

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