Category: App Design

Eight Reasons to Move to Swift

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 28 December, 2016 | Tags : , ,

For many years, Objective-C was the language for Apple development, both on the Mac and in iOS. Now Apple is pushing development in Swift. Is it worth leaving all your years of experience to take on a new programming language for mobile app development? Definitely! Here are eight good reasons to move. Swift isn’t tied […]

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The Ultimate Native App Design Resources List for 2016

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : News | Date : 30 June, 2016 | Tags : , ,

We’re starting our list of the Ultimate Native App Design Resources here.  We’ll add to it over the next few months, so let us know any cool new resources you find that we should add. Wireframing and UX Our two favourite wireframing and UX tools are both simple to use, and help us focus on the interactions […]

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Building apps that engage and drive conversions

BY : Johan Van Zilj | CATEGORY : News | Date : 27 April, 2016 | Tags :

With mobile applications downloads expecting to reach 200 billion in 2017 according to eMarketer , now is the time to start optimizing your mobile applications to allow for greater engagement and  to drive conversions. Our friends at “think with Google” have done a spectacular job of how to go about this in the below in depth […]

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Monetizing Your Android Mobile App using Ads

BY : Johan Van Zilj | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 9 February, 2016 | Tags : ,

There has been a lot written about how to monetize your mobile app, and you can read some about it in one of our future posts. For this post we are going to explore adding Ads to your app to drive monetization. We will focus on Android for this post, to start with we will need […]

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Four Things to Know before Starting your App

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 26 February, 2015 | Tags : ,

  1. Start with the problem If you’re a business with a need for a good native mobile experience, then this is the perfect problem to solve with an app. But often a business just needs a good responsive or mobile website. If users only need your business a few times a year, then your app isn’t […]

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Our first app on the App Store

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 23 October, 2014 | Tags :

We’ve submitted our first sample app to the Apple App Store, Event app with WordPress! You can download it free run it on your iPhone now.   Event with WordPress is the easiest way to build an Event app for iPhone. We’ve taken our super popular Event app template and created a simple WordPress CMS backend, which includes […]

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The 10 Best Android Design Sites

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 28 August, 2014 | Tags : ,

So we design a lot of Android app templates here, and we are constantly on the look out for great Android design inspiration sites. Apart from the obvious spots like the Play Store, and Dribble, we use a range of different places to get Android design inspiration.  So I’ve compiled a top ten list of […]

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What is Google Material Design, and what’s it mean for Android

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : News | Date : 30 June, 2014 | Tags :

Google announced Material Design at Google I/O 2014.  What is Google Material Design? In short, it’s a cohesive look and feel for all of Google software.  Material Design is the answer to the questions “What if, instead of just things on a screen, a UI were a real object?” So from Android L onwards (the […]

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Why build an app with an app template?

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : News | Date : 4 April, 2014 | Tags :

Why build an app with an app template? What’s an app template, and why build your app with one? Until recently most apps have been built completely ‘custom’. There aren’t really any established CMS’s (Content Management Systems) for apps which mean that they have to be developed natively (i.e. using native code to that platform) […]

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Learning iOS iPhone programming? This course is one of the best…and it’s free

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 28 November, 2013 | Tags :

We get a lot of questions around learning or improving iPhone development, so I thought I’d share a fantastic resource for learning to program iOS. And it’s free. It’s the Stamford iOS programming course, available as a free course of videos and assignments on iTunes.       It’s not a beginners programming course by […]

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We have iOS7 app templates! And they look preeetty awesome.

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : News | Date : 3 October, 2013 | Tags : , ,

Yes, exciting news, we have our brand new, compile-in-xCode-5, iOS7 iPhone app templates.  They’re up on the site now, and available for download. Check out the new Tap Tag iOS7 template here Like a cross between Pinterest and Instagram, for shopping.  We could have called in InstaPinShop.  Or PinstagramStore.  Eitherway, it’s designed purely for iOS7, […]

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How to build an iPhone app from an idea

BY : Scott Runkel | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 18 September, 2013 | Tags : , ,

Every App came from an idea. Although the best apps are beautifully simple to use, they are invariably complicated to build. The good news is there are app templates out there (and here) that will save you time and money when you’re ready to turn your design ideas into an app. Do you want to […]

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Check Out This Awesome iOS7 Design CheatSheet

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : News | Date : 27 August, 2013 | Tags :

As some of you already know, we are getting ready to release our new iOS7 app templates. We are very excited, as we know some of you are. And we hope we can blow your socks off with these beauties that we have coming up! Just to give you a little peak into our design […]

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5 Inspiring iPhone App Designs From Dribbble

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 6 August, 2012 | Tags : ,

Dribbble is the one site that never disappoints. I’ve literally spend hours going through the designs there and even used a few as inspiration for my custom iphone app templates. I think that the quality there is the best there is online. So if inspiration for a great iphone app design is what you’re after. […]

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The 2 Things That Make An iPhone App Design Ugly

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 3 August, 2012 | Tags : ,

The key thing that separates most successful apps from their competiton is the iphone app designs that they have. Of course functionality, marketing and usefulness are close runners – but with Apple’s all encompassing design philoshophy, most iOS users are very sensitive to the quality of designs in iphone apps. And in most cases, it […]

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5 iPhone App Designs That Got Over 1 Million Downloads

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 17 July, 2012 | Tags : , ,

1 millions downloads of an app takes a lot of doing. The pieces involved are too many to go over in this post, they deserve posts of there own if i’m honest. The odds are stacked against anyone doing it. But these iphone app designs have managed to beat those odds. Here are 5 of […]

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4 Free iPhone App Design PSD’s (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 17 July, 2012 | Tags : , , , ,

Finding great design resources online is hardly difficult. A quick google search and you can find just about anything you would need. But thats not the case for most things iphone app design related. It’s getting better but it’s still not great. That’s one of the reasons why i created this site. I’ll be sharing […]

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7 iPhone App Designs That Got People Rich

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 16 July, 2012 | Tags : , ,

We always wonder what about a specific app made it become a success. I personally think that the iphone app design plays a large part, but of course there are other factors. Marketing, app functionality and even position in the app store. That being said, i still believe the most important thing to be design […]

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42 App Ideas That Made A LOT of Money

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Success | Date : 5 July, 2012 | Tags : , , ,

Here is a list of 42 App Ideas that have made lots of money. If you’re ready to take the next step and get started on your app journey, but simply can’t afford to spend $1,000 for the design, then check out our iPhone App Template and Android App Templates. We also have a range of […]

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11 Best Minimalist iPhone App Designs (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 29 June, 2012 | Tags : ,

Minimalist app designs are a major trend for iPhones at the moment.  As their name implies they have minimal design features.  They tend to have one job which they do very well but there are no bells and whistles involved. Our 11 favourite minimalist apps are as follows:  1. Pop for iOS     Pop is […]

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22 Most Inspiring iPhone App Designs

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 29 June, 2012 | Tags : ,

With so many applications available in the iPhone app store, it is sometimes difficult to find the really useful ones. Below we have listed 22 iphone app designs that we think are the most inspiring: If you’re ready to take the next step and get started on your app journey, but simply can’t afford to […]

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The Anatomy Of A Great iPhone App Design [TweetBot]

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design | Date : 26 June, 2012 | Tags : , ,

What makes this app great? Why did i download it when i already had a perfectly working, OFFICIAL twitter app? At first, i couldn’t really put my finger on it, but when i sat down and thought about it for a bit. A few reasons occured to me. This app focuses on details like CRAZY. […]

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11 iPhone App Designs That Made Millions (2012)

BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : Success | Date : 9 June, 2012 | Tags : , , ,

The business of selling iPhone apps has come from nowhere to a multi-billion dollar industry in just a few years.  There are now over 500 thousand apps in the app store.  But which ones are making the really big money and how has the design of these apps impacted their sales? Read on to find […]

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