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How To Make Your Own Apps. Before ever suiting up, all fire-engine operators are taught about friction loss, in which water pressure is reduced by friction inside a fire hose. It's a complicated calculation, dependent on hose diameter, type and length, as well as water velocity. Getting it right is vital. Many departments post cheat sheets for estimating pressure. Mike Raben, a firefighter in Louisville, Colo., found a more modern solution online: a custom-built calculator app for Google Android phones. Here's the twist: Neither Raben nor Carolan are programmers. GameSalad is a similar application for Mac OS, which streamlines the process of creating Web, iPad and, of course, iPhone games to a point where nonprogrammers have found success in the notoriously crowded App Store.

How It Works Smartphones may inspire countless "wouldn't it be cool if... " moments, but the gulf between those who can conceive of apps and those who can build them is expansive, and filled with code—cold, syntactical, inscrutable code. How To Make an iPhone App. App Maker - Make an app with Conduit Mobile App Builder. Designing Mobile Apps, Where to Start? Mobile Design is an area of design that started to develop and evolve a couple of years ago. With the launch of the iPhone and the App Store in 2008, the development of mobile applications started to become a more interesting market, since there was finally good mobile hardware and ecosystem.

With the development of more and more mobile apps, the design of such apps started to become increasingly more important, to create a good experience to the user, while creating powerful applications. Nowadays the design and development of mobile applications is a reality, and you already know that. But if you haven’t yet hopped on the mobile design wagon, in this article you’ll be able to find what are the most important things you have to do to start designing mobile apps right away. Know your market One of the first things you should do to prepare and inform yourself to design mobile apps, is to own a smartphone.

Visual Inspiration Mobile Design Patterns Start Designing Mobile Apps Design Examples. 11 tips for developing a mobile app that users will love. Entrepreneurs are now going well beyond building mobile-friendly versions of their websites to create apps that actually add to their bottom line — but doing it well is easier said than done. And a big part of why an app does or doesn’t take off is its usability, plain and simple. That’s why I recently asked a panel of 11 successful young entrepreneurs the following question: What are some app design best practices that entrepreneurs (and their dev teams) should not ignore? Below is their best advice — some of which can be hashed out early in the development phase, and a few tips on details to polish just before release: 1. Testing is key Testing in mobile apps is a bit of a new field, but it can be extremely impactful. 2.

Your users’ motivations matter more than your own. 3. Some of the hottest app designs are lauded for their usability when the consumer is not actually online. 4. 5. 6. Android owners use their device differently than iPhone owners. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Mobile App Design. How to design a mobile application - This is a designer's guide to the app design process. Step-by-step approach and recommendations. "Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.”- Steve Jobs Despite a popular believe that designer’s job ends when you hand the designs to the development team, it’s just the opposite. Designer isn’t just responsible for the look and the feel of the product, but also for the interaction between the product and its users.

In this post I will take a look into the steps to follow when a mobile designer is fully consumed by a project, working along side of the development team. Assessment of the tasks Work on any product begins with an assessment of the tasks. 1. The most important thing that you need to understand is the business goal. 2. If you put enough thought in analysis of the product’s audience, you will save yourself a lot of errors as well as boost your chances of impressing your audience. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1.

Mobile App Design. How to Build an iPhone App From Scratch (For Non-Technical People) Updated on March 10, 2014 In the beginning, apples grew on trees. But the all powerful iOverlord, Steve “I-fired-you-yesterday” Jobs was not impressed, and so set forth to bring light to the four corners of the world. Thus, Apple Inc., the philosophy was born. Although Apple became recognizable for its many high quality products, great disappointment followed and a gastrointestinal jump-start was needed. This time putting “i” in front of a device was not going to be enough.

So, the iNegmatic leader, Jobs, developed “the App” (short for application) while listening to his favorite song “money, that’s all I want”. The App The inclusion of apps gave the iPhone something that was considered so hi-tech, people actually called it trans-tech (like trans-food but without the trans-fat.) Today, each iOS app is used with a near religious significance, with the user being immediately drenched in its techno-geek spunk as soon as the app is gently caressed on their cool iPhones.

What’s Your Angle? Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl. How To Create Your First iPhone App (2012 Edition) Update: 01/10/2012: The original version of this article by Jen Gordon was published in August 2009. It was thoroughly revised and updated by the author in September 2012. — Editorial Team Since the iTunes App Store launched in 2008, over 500,000 apps have been approved by Apple, and thousands more app ideas are scrawled on napkins across the world every day.

But question remains, how can a person with limited technical skills create an iPhone app? The good news is anyone can make an iPhone app, it’s just a matter of knowing the series of actions you need to take to make it happen. Be sure to bookmark this article because it will serve as a guide for learning the process for creating your first iPhone app, going step by step from idea to the App Store. What Is Your Goal? The first thing to look at when embarking on any product development or entrepreneurial venture is your goals for the project. Let’s look at an example. Here are some examples of project goals: What Are Your Expectations? Mobile apps.