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Apple Offering Microsite about UI Design for iOS 7

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 14, 2014

Apple is offering registered iOS developers a new microsite collecting in a central location videos, documents, and whitepapers about User Interface design for iOS 7. The new site aims at providing developers with the necessary information "to build polished, engaging, and intuitive apps for iOS 7."

iOS Auto Layout with Masonry

by Scott McKenzie on  Feb 07, 2014

Open Source project Masonry aims to make Auto Layout code more concise and readable. Masonry, “a light-weight layout framework which wraps Auto Layout with a nicer syntax”, enables a XIB- and Storyboard-free experience.

Doc-To-Help 2013 v2 Adds Responsive Design and Content Widgets

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 22, 2014

Component One has released Doc-To-Help 2013 v2 with a responsive user interface which automatically displays content depending up on the device from which it is accessed. It also includes content widgets such as note, lightbox, gallery, carousel, topic contents, tabs and code highlighter.

Apps Have to be iOS 7 Compatible by February 1st

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jan 16, 2014

Apple recently announced that iOS applications have to be iOS 7 compatible by February, 1st. To submit new applications or application updates to the iTunes Store, developers have to build their applications with XCode 5 and apps have to be optimized for iOS7. Compatibility with iOS 7 includes changing the UI according to the current Human Interface Guidelines and adapting API changes.

Ionic HTML5 Mobile Framework Alpha Preview

by Burke Holland on  Dec 27, 2013 2

Ionic is a new user interface framework for building hybrid mobile applications with HTML5 that bills itself as the "bond between native and HTML5". It provides many of the essential mobile user interface paradigms, such as simple items like lists, tab bars and toggle switches. It also provides more complex visual layout examples such as menus that slide out to reveal content underneath.

Famo.us launches first public access to its Javascript platform

by Tim Heckel on  Dec 04, 2013

The team that built the Famo.us Javascript platform plans their first preview release of their app layer code on December 5th, 2013 as a foreshadowing of their platform's client-side prowess.

Webix JavaScript UI Library Helps to Build Cross Platform HTML5 and CSS3 Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 26, 2013 1

XB Software Ltd has recently released its JavaScript UI library codenamed Webix which includes over 40 components that enables you to build not only Android and iOS apps but also traditional windows and web based applications.

Apple Now Allows Downloading Previous Versions of iOS Apps

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 19, 2013 3

Since the release of iOS 7 brings a whole new interface design for iPhone applications, developers might be forced to rework the user-interface of their iPhone apps as well, to match Apple's new Human Interface Guidelines. Apps designed for iOS 7 would be inappropriate for users who can't upgrade to the current iOS version, but Apple now also allows downloading previous versions of apps.

Josh Clark About the Future of (not only) Mobile Interfaces

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 13, 2013

With the rise of touch enabled smart-phones and tablets, a new category of user interfaces was introduced. And there are new technologies just around the corner: The 'Internet of Things' is becoming reality with lots of new device types that need to be considered when formatting output and natural user interfaces like speech and gesture provide challenges when interpreting input.

Fries: Building a Native Android Interface with HTML, JavaScript and CSS

by Abel Avram on  Jun 15, 2013

Inspired by Ratchet, an iPhone application prototyping framework, Jaune Sarmiento has created Fries, a small framework for creating the UI of Android applications using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS, no native code. While many have done similar interfaces, Fries mimics the native Android 4.0 interface pretty well.

Facebook's React JavaScript User Interfaces Library Receives Mixed Reviews

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 03, 2013 2

Facebook has open sourced React, its JavaScript library for building reactive user interfaces, used to build the Instagram website as well as portions of the Facebook website. Following the recent trend of frameworks like AngularJS, MeteorJS and Model-Driven Views as implemented in Polymer, React is based on the idea of declaratively specifying user interfaces on top of a data model.

InfoQ's New Redesign: Video Tour and Feedback

by Floyd Marinescu on  Apr 24, 2013 25

Announcing the first major redesign of InfoQ since its inception. The intention of this redesign is to make it easier for users to find content they want, to simplify most pages to emphasize content instead of sidebars and metadata, and to make the site easier to read and more tablet/mobile friendly.

Self Evaluate User Experience of Apps

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 24, 2012

In the Build 2012, Lora Heiny, Senior Program Manager, Windows Partner Ecosystem and Will Tschumy, Principal User Experience Advisor at Microsoft delivered a session where they presented few tips which should be followed to evaluate the UX of a Windows 8 application including that of Windows Store apps.

A Look at MonoTouch.Dialog

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 15, 2012 3

MonoTouch.Dialog is a UI development toolkit designed to dramatically reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to create application screens for the iPhone and iPad. Through the creative use of attributes, screens are dynamically built from class definitions. Alternately they can be programmatically created or loaded from a JSON document.

The Future of UI/UX in Agile

by Todd Charron on  Aug 30, 2011

Many people who are new to Agile are confused about the place of UI and UX design on Agile teams. Previously many teams have tried keeping the work separate from the team or having the work done one sprint ahead. Recently, there has been more talk about welcoming UI and UX into Agile teams and Lean UX has been at the forefront.

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