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Full of insight -- more than you might think fits in one book,
This review is from: Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps (Paperback)
I've worked in mobile for several years now, on iOS, Android, j2me, Symbian and Windows Mobile (to varying degrees), both native and web apps and I have to say that I'm totally impressed by this book. There isn't a chapter or even a section that doesn't have insight.
I've been reading iOS/UX-focused blogs for a while (Marco, Daring Fireball, Ignore the Code, Dustin Curtis) and I've got a lot of views at various aspects of what makes iOS so wonderful, but this book is closer to giving me the complete picture, rather than just glimpses of various aspects.
Clearly, Josh understands iOS at a deep, deep level. You wouldn't expect this level of understanding from anyone except perhaps the designers of iOS and iPhone.
You'll find insightful comments on various topics like:
- various navigation paradigms and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- how to design your app icon
- all the major aspects of iOS, like alerts and notifications
- product definition
- when to launch other apps from within yours and when not to.
I plan to read this book again after a while. It's that good.