“You’re going to see us do a lot more things that are visual, rich, and have engagement that’s absolutely delightful,” said Yahoo emerging products director Marco Wirasinghe on the Weather app’s design changes.
Editor’s Pick In the still-nascent digital health space, Apple could serve as a regulator of sorts — a platform, perhaps or a hub — just as it has done with smartphone apps, music, podcasts, and even online courses.
Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
Guest Post For developers, this annual Mecca event sets the agenda for the next several months, and it’s safe to say we’ll all be busy again innovating for the Apple ecosystem.
Guest Post Etsy’s lead designer explains where the Flickr team went wrong.
That’s a massive change from the original colorful, shiny, semi-transparent iOS development language, which tries hard to make virtual controls and objects look and feel and act like real controls and objects.
Guest Post Screen size matters more than content creators think.
Editor’s Pick “For every step forward in technology,“ says designer Mark Curtis, “you lose something and you gain something.”
Guest Post With all the money and effort being poured into mobile right now, why is engagement so low? Mobile developers keep on making the same mistakes.
Guest Post It’s no secret that smartphones are overwhelmingly the most popular and fastest growing mobile access point to the Internet today.
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
Guest Post Over the last several weeks, reviewers, analysts and reporters seem to have forgotten the very raison d’être for being in the technology industry in the first place – “to go boldly where no man has gone before”. This is especially true when it comes to Windows 8′s user interface.
MoveEye is a smart piece of eyewear that works with software to let you control computers with gestures.
Streaming video service Netflix has a vast selection of movies and television shows, the majority of which probably isn’t appropriate for younger children or requires supervision. For that reason, the company has created its own “Just For Kids” user interface, which Netflix is now making available on its iPad app today.
Still, the finale begs the question: Which will come first — a see-through iPhone or legalized marijuana?
The rules for third-party developers who integrate with Twitter have just gotten more complex, and we count at least 32 separate requirements for apps that incorporate tweets.
Pebble, the smartwatch for your smartphone, released an early preview of its user interface on Vimeo today … including a look behind the scenes at how the massively successful crowdfunding project is building the software.
Love it or hate it, Apple is about design.
Mobile photo-sharing service Instagram updated its application today with a new filter, enhancement feature, and a makeover to its user interface.
Guest Post Whether you design software or physical products, the role of the designer is the same: to build a bridge between the user’s intent and the actual outcome of that intent.
Google is planning to release a new set of design guidelines for the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new version of video-chat application Skype for Comcast’s Xfinity TV service focuses on providing a user-friendly experience for people who spend more time in front of a television than a computer, according to employees who worked on the app’s user interface design.
Google Calendar just got a lot less ugly. The web calendar service was revamped this morning as a part of Google’s new focus on user experience.
Hampus Jakobsson is no Luddite. As a co-founder of interface design firm The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), which was acquired last year by RIM, he has worked on some of the most cutting-edge, mobile interface technology. Yet he says that technology, as it exists now, is turning us into replicants by forcing us to interact according to its rules.
Not surprisingly, Facebook has flatly denied yesterday’s rumor about a potential phone unveiling next month, Reuters reports.
BlackBerry-maker RIM announced today that it’s acquiring Swedish design firm The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) to help sex up the user interface of its newest mobile operating system.
Zurb, a consulting firm that helps other companies build and design better websites, launched a new web application today called Verify that helps determine what users remember most about a website.