Chapter 12. UI Design and Experience Guidelines for Social iOS Apps

In the last chapter, we talked about all the rules and regulations that Facebook and Twitter have conceived in the name of "protecting the user experience." Of course, those guidelines only address things that could reflect poorly on the platform. This chapter offers a little guidance on how to make something that doesn't merely satisfy the letter of the law: an app that is actually intuitive to use.

If this is your first time designing an iOS app, this section is required reading. It will address several sections of Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG), which are especially important for social apps. It will also tell you how you can use visual and interaction design correctly, ...

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