Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

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By (author) Josh Clark

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 250mm x 14mm | 666g
  • Publication date: 13 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449381650
  • ISBN 13: 9781449381653
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 122,593

Product description

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. "Best iPhone App Design" 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. You'll discover practical advice for sharpening your app's features, creating an effortless user experience, using iPhone controls correctly, and creating your own personality-packed visuals. At every stage, you'll find a gallery of app screenshots to illustrate best practices and inspire you with innovative designs. Case studies let you look over the shoulders of the best app developers, following the evolution of app designs from early sketches to finished product. The 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.

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Josh Clark is a writer, designer, and developer who helps creative people get past technical hassles to share their ideas with the world. When he's not writing 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). In his previous life, Josh worked on a slew of national PBS programs at WGBH, in Boston. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, 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, and lives with his wife Ellen.

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"Leicht lesbar verfasst und mit vielen Illustrationen ausgestattet, richtet sich das Buch vornehmlich an Entwickler und Designer, aber Produktverantwortliche können sicherlich ebenso davon profitieren. Da technische Details nicht im Vordergrund stehen, kann auch der interessierte Anwender einen Blick riskieren." - c't 2010, Heft 23 "Tapworthy ist [...] Programmierhandbuch und keine Einführung in die Entwicklung von iPhone-Apps. Ich würde es als eine Art Leitfaden für gutes Anwendungsdesign beschreiben. [...] Den Beleg für die Praxistauglichkeit seiner Vorschläge liefert Clark in Form zahlloser Beispiele gleich mit. Insofern ist Tapworthy Plichtlektüre für Jeden, der sich für die Gestaltung von mobilen Anwendungen interessiert." - KaffeeKlatsch, August 2010