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iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects

by Chris Dannen
     
 

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This book profiles developers who have received the prestigious Apple Design Award for iPhone app excellence. You’ll learn all about what makes these apps truly standout, including explanations of great user interface design and implementation, as well as the code under the hood that makes these the most responsive, intuitive, useful, and just plain fun apps

Overview

This book profiles developers who have received the prestigious Apple Design Award for iPhone app excellence. You’ll learn all about what makes these apps truly standout, including explanations of great user interface design and implementation, as well as the code under the hood that makes these the most responsive, intuitive, useful, and just plain fun apps running on the iPhone.

  • Insightful profiles of the developers behind Tweetie, Topple 2, AccuTerra, Postage, and Wooden Labyrinth 3D
  • Detailed explanations of the technical wizardry that makes these apps tick
  • Full-color screenshots and copious downloadable code snippets to get you started building the next iPhone Design Award–winning apps


What you’ll learn

  • How the best iPhone and iPod touch apps are built
  • How detail-oriented, semi-obsessive designers create great-looking interfaces that go beyond mere user-friendliness
  • How caffeine-addicted, sugar-fortified programmers optimize every line of Objective-C and squash the most deeply hidden bugs
  • How inspiration strikes at unlikely times and places
  • How to plan for success by learning from the most successful iPhone app developers


Who this book is for

All iPhone developers seeking enlightenment from the recognized masters.

Table of Contents

  1. Tweetie
  2. Facebook
  3. Topple 2
  4. Q&A: Foursquare
  5. AccuTerra
  6. Q&A: Exit Strategy NYC
  7. Postage
  8. Q&A: Delicious Library
  9. Wooden Labyrinth 3D
  10. Q&A: Prowl
  11. User Experience: Ge Wang
  12. Iterative Design
  13. Upgrading


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430272359
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Dannen is a technology journalist for FastCompany magazine and CBS Interactive. He has authored one Apress book, iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects: The Definitive Guide, published in early 2010, and wrote Google Voice for Dummies (2009). He has also written for Inc., Rolling Stone, and Discover magazines. He has worked extensively with foursquare and Facebook in the past, including for his last Apress book, and also has good relationships with developers at Twitter. He holds a degree in English literature from the University of Virginia. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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