Notifications are a crucial part of any app. Not only are they a key part of keeping users engaged with your application: many apps require notifications for their basic functionality. You won’t have much of an email app, for example, if you don’t have notifications. But the line between good notifications and bad notifications is […]
With the growing popularity of pocket-size devices among web users, mobile design has become one of the fastest growing industries. It comprises not only the creation of website templates, shrunken to a convenient size, but most importantly, turn its attention to the new, cooler kid in town – mobile applications. They come in all styles […]
If you provide any type of creative work then an online portfolio is basically mandatory. It’s beneficial to provide your work online where people can check out your skills from the comfort of their home or office. But with so many other creative people online it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. […]
Free open source tools and resources have been getting online over these past few years. Many of these tools are geared directly towards responsive web design, handling CSS and other typical features. The performance of these tools can vary greatly which is why so many designers are hesitant to jump right into a new library. […]
In the past we have put together galleries for iOS app interfaces which have been very popular. However Android app developers are often overlooked for their Apple counterpart. But I have noticed an increasing volume of apps within the Google Play library which target tablets and smartphones. For as many apps being created there is […]
In the past we have written on creative responsive website layouts built for mobile smartphones. This trend has grown very quickly in just a few short years – and with good reason! Why not build your website to support both desktop and mobile platforms? You only need 1 set of codes and the whole layout […]
The latest trends in responsive web design have ushered in a new era of mobile technology. The Internet is easier to access on almost all smartphone devices. So these days you should be working to support a growing audience of iPhone & Google Android users. But where do you start with such a big project? […]
The blogging scene has blown up in just a short 20 year span of time. It’s now more common that practically everybody has their own personal and company blog. Some of these big names make it to the top and garner dramatic traction in the field. In this gallery I want to showcase 37 of […]
User interface designers have begun the transition to working with mobile interfaces. iPhone apps are more popular than ever before and we’re seeing a huge uptick in the total numbers published for the app store. Inspiration is a huge piece to the iOS design framework. In this gallery I’ve put together some recent Dribbble submissions […]
Lately I’ve noticed a number of articles with gripes and groans about the Android user experience, the way interfaces are designed, the usability of Android apps, and a lack of satisfaction with the whole Android ecosystem.
As someone who works on day-to-day basis with usability testing and user experience design, my interest was piqued. Were these users just iPhone users who expressed dissatisfaction after a brief flirtation with Android, or was there something deeper going on?
I can’t honestly say I’ve had a lot of experience with Android – although I do own two iOS devices – so I couldn’t write off these concerns one way or another. But rather than basing it off a few, possibly biased opinions, it seemed the fairest way to compare the two was to set up a quick usability test.