Chapter 5. Polishing your app

This chapter covers

  • Setting your application’s icon and start image
  • Using images for buttons
  • Customizing built-in views
  • Animating view transitions

The flashcards app from the last chapter does what it needs to do, but without any style. Professional iPhone apps need to do better than that.

There are some things that Apple requires you to do, like making an application icon. Other things, such as transition animations, make your app look a lot more polished, and iPhone users will expect and appreciate them.

Pick up your phone right now, and start your favorite app: not necessarily the most useful one, but the one that gives you the best feeling when you use it. What do you notice? Professional iPhone apps ...

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