FOWD #1: Sarah Parmenter on iPhone interface design

Sarah Parmenter – 10 tips for iPhone interface design
Sarah gave us a thorough walk through of her 10 tips. Her talk was extremely useful, and I can’t wait to watch it again when I receive the conference video.

So here are some of the things Sarah told us:

Firstly, you need to make a development choice – Apple SDK, web only app or hybrid.

Clearly define what you design (Apple has a set of defined categories, each with a separate set of design guidelines. As an app developer, you need to choose the category before you start developing, otherwise you risk multiple rejections). Sarah has been kind enough to put up the app definition chart on her blog.

Provide inspiring documents for your clients (and developers) – focus on making a detailed set of wireframes to help people understand your ideas.

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Look at existing apps use similar hierarchy etc.

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