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The Mobile Book Addendum by Smashing Magazine

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Chapter 2: Getting Started With Design And Development For iOS

By Nathan Barry

When designing software, we always focus on the features or, put another way, on what the software lets you do. I strongly believe that how the software makes you feel is just as important. Is finishing a particular task painful and time-consuming? Or is it effortless because the software is intuitive and easy to use? These different experiences are critical to our perceptions of software.

When the iPad was first released, I purchased it immediately (for work, of course). That evening, my wife and I were playing with the new toy (I mean tool), exploring the applications that were available. We spent several hours playing puzzle games, browsing photos and exploring vacation ...

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