Comparing Android and iOS is becoming more and more similar to legendary comparisons of Coke and Pepsi, Nike and Adidas, McDonald’s and Burger King, Visa and Mastercard, Canon and Nikon etc. We all will easily decide which brand is better each of these comparisons, but the thing to remember is that all our choices will be different.
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We are glad to announce that our project Lysn in* took Silver in the 2014 US Mobile & App design Awards!
The US App Design Awards is an annual international award program aimed to celebrate creativity, courage and innovation of studios, brands, agencies and enterprises in extensive range of categories and help them to achieve marketplace recognition.
“Education” is a broad term, isn’t it? When it comes to mobile apps, there’s a diverse range of software that falls under the umbrella of education. Whether they are games that educate, information technology tools for professors or special technical bridges connecting schools and parents, mobile apps have become an integral part of the modern educational process. There are even mobile apps development companies that help schools and educators create their own mobile apps customized to meet specific needs or achieve explicit objectives.
There are numerous education apps out there, but here’s inspirational showcases of some of the most smart, well-done and popular ones for iOS and Android devices.
In the process of iPhone and Android application development, wireframing is extremely important. At the first stage, an initial idea becomes a quick sketch to share with teammates, while later a UI/UX designer can use more sophisticated tools to create a full-featured prototype with transitions, links, and screenflows to model user experience. Wireframing tools are what lets you to translate what you’ve imagined into something more real, something that can be seen and understood by the people around, so choosing the right tool is crucial in creating a smooth workflow.
In the past years, we’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of wireframing solutions, from the most simple to very complex, from standalone apps to web-based editors, so now it’s difficult to navigate this market without a guide or at least a starting point. That’s why we’ve selected some of the most useful prototyping tools for everyone to choose from, ranging from sketch-drawing web apps that don’t require any special skills to work with to feature-rich (though often expensive) desktop suites with all kinds of instruments a UI/UX specialist might need in their work.
Check out some of the best examples of each type of prototyping tools, and if you think something is missing, feel free to add your favorite solution in the comment section.
Recently we noticed lots of articles about a so called paradigm shift in mobile apps development. Many mobile app developers have agreed that the experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is… dying! It is said that how we experience content via connected devices – laptops, phones, tablets, wearables – is undergoing a dramatic change. The idea of an app as an independent destination is becoming less important, and the idea of an app as a publishing tool, with related notifications that contain content and actions, is becoming more important. This will change what we design, and change our product strategy.
Let’s make an attempt to clarify this issue: are these changes what we really need to expect or are they greatly overestimated?