Category: Devices

Where Are The World’s Best Open Device Labs?

    Every developer knows that just because a website looks like and does what it’s meant to on the latest iPhone, doesn’t mean it will work across every mobile device. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the many open dev...

Intimate And Interruptive: Designing For The Power Of Apple Watch

   “We’re all back at square one again.” That was the overwhelming lesson we learned while designing our first major Apple Watch app for launch. To be successful in designing for this device, the entire way we think about app design will need an overhaul. The patterns and processes that becam...

Getting Started With Wearables: How To Plan, Build And Design

   If a user of your product is buying a smartwatch tomorrow and your app is not compatible with it or your notifications can’t be triggered from there, you might frustrate them. If you have a website or an app today, it’s time to start planning support for wearable devices. In this article, we’ll...

Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

   There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported to the other. Sometimes app developers don’t even bother waiting, and release apps for both platforms simultaneously. For designers this means only on...

How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App

   One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling that call had been a messy exercise: we live in different time zones and it was hard to find a time that worked for everyone. I wanted to make dealing with time zon...

myMail App Case Study: Developing For Apple Watch Without The Device

   How do you write a useful app for the Apple Watch? In what ways does it differ from coding for iOS? And what if you don’t have a Watch on hand to test with? Before the launch of the Apple Watch, our iOS team at myMail (one of the popular alternative email apps for iOS) worked tirelessly with a ...