Topic: Mobile

$36,297 in 24 hours: behind the scenes of The App Design Handbook launch

Last Wednesday Jeremy Olson and I released the iOS 7 Edition of my first book, The App Design Handbook. It had been a few months in the making, and obviously built on the success of the original edition. What I didn’t expect is that it would beat every other launch I’ve done by a wide […]

An Interview With App Designer Michael Flarup

Michael Flarup is a designer from Denmark. His portfolio spans a wide variety of work, but I’ve always been most impressed with his iOS app designs. He’s a pretty great photographer as well. Jeremy Olson, my co-author for the iOS 7 edition of The App Design Handbook, sat down with Michael this summer to talk […]

Reactions to iOS 7

Many designers have struggled to make the transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7. Even when they figure out how to design an app that works for iOS 7, it’s hard to still make it unique. My friend and co-author of The App Design Handbook, Jeremy Olson, wrote this post when iOS 7 was announced […]

Case Study: Redesigning Commit for iOS 7

To get your own copy of Commit for $2.99 on the App Store. A few years ago I designed an iPhone app called Commit. This little app has made me more money (indirectly) than just about anything else I’ve done. It’s not the app sales (those have totaled about $10k in two years), but instead […]

Design Lessons From The New Twitter iPad App

Yesterday I was asked on Twitter if I had any new comments on the new Twitter iPad redesign (since I had studied the Facebook redesign). My first thought was “Redesign? What redesign?” I immediately went to download the update. While waiting for the new version to download I started thinking about all the things I […]

What I learned selling $6,000+ of my ebook today.

At 6:00 AM this morning I hit send and waited. Within 10 minutes I had over $1,000 in my Gumroad account and it continued to grow throughout the day. That email was to launch The App Design Handbook, my new book on designing beautiful iOS applications. I’ve been working on it for 3 months and […]

A Look Inside The App Design Handbook

We are now less than a week away from The App Design Handbook launch (September 4th!) and I am getting really excited. I’ve spent a ton of time working on this guide and I can’t wait to share it with you. Today let’s take a peek inside and see what the book includes. First here […]