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From Idea to App: Creating iOS UI, Animations, and Gestures by Shawn Welch

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Chapter 4. Basic User Interface Objects

This chapter has the potential to be the most valuable for designers wanting to start along the path of iOS app design. It is common practice for companies to develop websites with split teams of designers and developers. While it may not be obvious, one of the reasons teams can split this way is because the web designers understand how websites work. Designers are familiar with the tools at a web developer’s disposal. They know how links work; they know they need to worry about hover state versus clicked state. They know how a drop-down menu and asynchronous page-load should function.

For iOS, however, this is not yet the case. To design apps for the iOS, is it essential to have a deeper understanding ...

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