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New app from the makers of Secret sends you mysterious notifications throughout the day | The Verge

Notifications on your phone usually bring with them some sort of dread — your weather app is telling you it's about to rain, or maybe there's some important email that needs answering. Worst of all, someone might have tagged you in another embarrassing Facebook photo. But Ping, a new mysterious new iOS and Android appfrom the makers of Secret, is trying to make notifications something to look forward to.

8 Tips From Apple's Official Guide To App Design | Co.Design | business + design

“Delay a login requirement for as long as possible. It’s best when users can navigate through much of your app and use some of its functionality without logging in. For example, App Store doesn’t ask users to log in until they decide to buy something. Users often abandon apps that force them to log in before they can do anything useful.”

Quirky and GE Partner to Conquer the Internet of Things | Wired Design |


Think of it as the command center for your new Internet of Things lifestyle. “If we can give consumers a single app that makes sure all of their connected things work with all of their other connected things, we think that’s really powerful,” says Ben Kaufman, Quirky’s founder and CEO. “With GE’s scale and Quirky’s speed, we have the ability to connect a lot of things super quickly.”

The responsive typography framework behind Words App

The structure & layout are indented for being used inside Words app. These examples are for testing & experimenting, but can be interesting to anyone who wants to see how newspaper layouts in HTML/CSS can look like. They are best viewed in Webkit (due to being used inside a mac app).

How to build an app: 40 great tutorials

Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

10 Steps to Building a Top-Selling App

Mureta created an app that not only enabled the Emoji keyboard, but also contained an additional 450 emoticons within the app itself, which could be shared via SMS, email, Facebook and so on.

How I went from beginner to selling my app in the App Store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.

Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch

Even the coolest app in the world is doomed to swiftly descend into the abyss of obscurity if no one knows about it. So, part two of our journey is all about marketing. It turns out that you don’t need a huge marketing budget to get into the top 10 in the App Store.

The Modular Canvas: A Pragmatic Workflow for Designing Applications

Today, interfaces are commonly communicated through single states of an application, but executed by means of multiple Photoshop documents representing those entire states.  This in turn encourages fragmentation, convolution, and repetition, ultimately resulting in projects which are often difficult to collaborate and iterate on.

Building An App In 45 Minutes With Meteor

That would work, but I was afraid it would prove to be too much effort. If I’ve learned one thing in my years as a designer, it’s that people are lazy. Instead, what if I built an app that lets the user add their Twitter account to a list in a single click?

How to build an app: 35 great tutorials

Anyone can make an iPhone app, it’s just a matter of knowing the process required to make it happen. Here, web and mobile UI designer Jen Gordon explains exactly what you need to do to create your first iPhone app.

Put Actions for iPad to Work on Your Mac

You can read our full review of Actions on iPad.AppStorm, but in a nutshell, Actions is an app that allows you to trigger keyboard shortcuts from your iPad.

Cook up an app with App Cooker

App Cooker is a rapid prototyping tool that runs on your iPad. And, let’s be honest… what better way to design an iOS app than to do so on an iOS device? With App Cooker, you can design and create interactive prototypes that can then be shared using a variety of options, including Dropbox. Its functionality is split into six key areas: Idea, Mockup, Icon, Info, Pricing, and Sharing. Here I'll take a look at each of those in turn...

Solving Performance for 2D & 3D Web Apps: Finally!

Steve Newcomb, Founder and CEO of, will show us just what's possible by sharing the fruits of more than two years of dedicated research that his team conducted. Infinite scroll view in full three dimensions, with zero performance degradation? Check. Changing view and control fluidly and dynamically? Check.