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Learning iOS Development: A Hands-on Guide to the Fundamentals of iOS Programming by Erica Sadun, Rod Strougo, Maurice Sharp

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iOS Device Considerations

Designing apps for mobile platforms such as the iPhone or iPad is not the same as designing for the desktop (or laptop). There are several extra considerations such as storage, interaction methods, and battery life. Storage limits, smaller screens, different interaction techniques, and energy consumption are important design considerations when creating your app.

With the iPhone, you are designing for a small touch-based screen with a good, but limited battery life. It is not a desktop with a large screen, a mouse or trackpad, and a physical always-on A/C power supply. Platform realities must shape and guide your development. Fortunately, Apple has done an incredible job designing a platform that leverages flexibility ...

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