Today we take a look at design trends in iOS and how developers and designers should react to them. We consider trends in iOS 7 like flat design and deference to content, and discuss how they will affect our upcoming app re-designs. We also talk about where to draw design inspiration and showing restraint when adopting new design trends in our own apps. We close with a few predictions about what third-party iOS 7 apps will look like in six months.
Show Notes & Links
- Test iOS Apps with UI Automation: Bug Hunting Made Easy – A great book on UI Automation and UI testing in iOS by Jonathan Penn
- NSScreenCast – Bite-size videos on iOS development from Ben Scheirman
- Drafts – from Agile Tortoise
- Darkness 3 date and time picker – Marc Edward’s date picker concept intended for iOS 7
- Identical Cousins 20: Brent’s Grandmom – Brent and Michael Simmons give their take on iOS 7 design
- CocoaControls – a wide selection of open source iOS controls
- Better Elvation: “Current Status” – Dave Wiskus gives a great rundown of all the problems with how the status bar is presented in iOS 7
This episode is sponsored by CocoaConf and their Fall tour of conferences for iOS and Mac developers. CocoaConf Portland is already over, but you can check out the rest of CocoaConf’s Fall events in Columbus, OH (Sep 27-28); Boston, Ma (Oct 25-26); and Atlanta, GA (Nov 15-16). Register now for any of these events and use the discount code ReleaseNotes to receive 20% off the cost of your ticket.
You also may be interested in CocoaSlopes, a collaboration between CocoaConf and MobileSlopes. CocoaSlopes is a two track, single day conference held in Ogden, Utah on October 12. Register now for your Early Bird ticket while they are still available.