20 New Frameworks for Web and Mobile App Developers. Web development is about getting stuff done, not figuring out how to get it done.
Top Trends of 2012: The Continuing Rapid Growth of Mobile. In our half-yearly review of the top Internet trends of 2012, there's been a common theme: mobile is the main driver for all of them.
The Visual Web (Instagram, Pinterest and similar image-focused apps), the Consumer Cloud (Evernote, Dropbox, iCloud and others), social video apps (Socialcam and Viddy) and video on tablets (BuzzFeed, Flipboard and others). Each of those trends are popular in 2012 because of smartphones and/or tablets. According to StatCounter global statistics, mobile traffic jumped from about 4% of all Web traffic at the end of 2010 to over 10.5% now.
It's difficult to choose just a few examples of how mobile has rapidly grown in 2012, but we can clearly see the influence of mobile this year in three of the biggest Internet companies. Google's Mobile Content Play What used to be known as the Android Market was re-branded at the end of June to Google Play. Almost every announcement at the Google I/O keynote [...] tied directly to Google Play. A Look Inside Mobile Design Patterns. Patterns for mobile application design Design patterns for mobile are emerging as the platform matures.
Theresa Neil’s new book Mobile Design Pattern Gallery provides solutions to common design challenges. Read a sample chapter on Invitations and learn how to immediately engage your customers with your application. We recently had a new mobile project starting and all of our experienced mobile designers were booked. Since we primarily design enterprise apps and productivity tools, not everyone in our group was well versed in mobile application design.
These 70 patterns, illustrated with hundreds of examples from iOS, BlackBerry, Android, Symbian, Windows and webOS applications, will be released this month from O’Reilly Media as the “Mobile Design Pattern Gallery”. *Although these patterns are based on best practices in mobile application design, they may also be inspiring for mobile web design. Invitations Do you remember the first time you used Photoshop? Phototshop 5.5 Dialog Tip Tour.