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Essential Mobile Interaction Design: Perfecting Interface Design in Mobile Apps by Josh Weinhold, Cameron Banga

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Chapter 1. A Look at Mobile and Its Main Players

Apple may have popularized the use of smartphones and tablets, but a number of other companies followed its path and moved quickly to get in on this latest digital revolution. Now the marketplace is filled with hardware manufacturers and platforms. In this chapter, you’ll find an overview of introductory topics that will be crucial to understand as you begin designing for iPhone, Android, and other mobile platforms.

You’ll also find a brief history of mobile app design and information about how this industry grew. As a designer, you’ll need to understand the past in order to successfully design for the future.

The Field of Interface Design

There once was a very dark time in the world of mobile ...

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