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

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Chapter 7. Creating Custom Icons, Launch Images, and Buttons

Every app should have at least some custom artwork. This is actually one of the principles found in Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines. One of the key factors in creating a positive user experience is the impact of high quality graphics. Sure, you can get away with using system provided buttons and controls, but by creating your own image assets and leveraging the power of iOS, you can not only make a great app, but also make it your own.

Apple has created a remarkable foundation for custom iOS user interfaces. Up to this point we’ve learned about various system inputs, buttons, and controls. Now we’ll learn how to customize iOS UI elements and create superlative, five-star apps. In ...

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