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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Screen Size and Orientation Issues

The most obvious difference between mobile and traditional application design is the amount of real estate you have to work with. The mobile device has significantly less area to design the interaction that your users can experience with your app. Poor interface design is the easiest way to get bad reviews for your app. Mobile devices are also used in different situations than traditional computing devices are. App users are often multitasking (walking, talking with friends, and so on). The app design must allow users to switch to your app and do what they want to do right away, before they are distracted again. If users can’t easily figure out how to use the app, no amount of help will satisfy them. This is ...

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