Questions about iOS (formerly known as iPhone OS), Apple's mobile operating system. Originally developed for the iPhone, it has since been extended to support other Apple, Inc. devices such as the iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV.

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What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?

A lot of designers use Photoshop as a design and mockup tool. And in doing so, one of the last steps can be to get a lot of the colour information out so things like gradients and dynamic text can be ...
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Is it acceptable to make a Windows Phone 8 app that looks like an iOS app?

I'm trying to transition some clients apps to Windows Phone 8. These particular clients want their apps to look exactly like they do on iOS and Android (I tried to convince them they shouldn't look ...
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What icons can represent the concept of “already purchased”?

I am doing an iOS app that shows recommended products to identified customers in a brick and mortar store. The customer can tell an associate, "Oh, I bought that already", the the associate can so ...
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How to suggest a button is for panning, not tapping?

There are a few icons for directional pads, but after conducting user testing, users kept wanting to tap on it instead of swipe/pan for movement. What have people done to suggest a component should ...
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How can I achieve consistent colours in my app on different mobile displays?

We are working on a mobile game that will run on iOS and Android devices. The graphic theme has been designed during the first steps of the development by a single person. Now he's no more an active ...
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What is the best way to write text over a photo so that it can easily be read?

This is a view from an app for restaurant. As you can see, buttons and title of the dish cannot be read easily, especially over white tone photos. I applied some gradient mask between photo and ...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Although Affinity Designer has the extremely useful @1x, @2x and @3x export, I'm wondering if there's a way to export in the variety of sizes that are required for an iOS icon? I found a concise grid ...
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How can I spice up my flat iOS icons?

I'm making an icon for a speed reader app for the iPhone. These are more or less the designs I've been toying with: Looking at them though, I just find they're a little boring. With the iOS 7 ...
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App ui design workflow in Fireworks

I'm an iOS developer and I'd like to learn how to use the tools in Fireworks correctly for app design. I feel very uncomfortable with slicing, rulers, guides, and resizing for retina. I know these can ...
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Creating a blurred ios 7 notification drawer style background

I'm new to sketch 3 and I really want to create that blurry background you have over the icons when you pull it down. I've followed a tutorial for blur in Sketch 3 but I didn't achieve exactly what I ...
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How to slice images as PNG for iOS app in Photoshop

I have a finished design for my iOS app, but the developers don't use PS and asked me to provide all the UI elements as PNGs for retina and standard. The designer who originally created the design in ...
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Creating graphics for Android/iOS/Mobile Devices

I've created icons many times now with tons of great information I've learned here at GraphicDesign StackkExchange. Now, I'm finally putting together my first real application that will go public on ...
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Interactive elements of a PDF being hidden when viewed in iOS/Android et al

we have created an interactive PDF in InDesign CC for a client with rollovers on various charts, that display extra information when rolled over. Now obviously the rollovers are meaningless on touch ...
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What are the radii for the new iOS 7 icons?

What are the radii and sizes for the new iOS 7 icons?
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Font size on iOS7 looks different from Photoshop even with same resolution

I'm facing a weird issue here. I did a mockup for iPhone 5 + iOS7 in Photoshop, and since Photoshop handles font size in points, I passed all these info with the mockup file to the dev team. (e.g: ...
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Where to get a 3D human face model as .obj file

Related to this SO question, I got an idea to go for an unique 3D human face model which fits all the the human faces. 1) Where can I get a ready made human head model? I have seen some tools like ...
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Illustrator multi-device export

I’m working on an UI app design for both Android and IPhone. I’m using Adobe Illustrator. Now I’m facing the problem that the exportation of assets is a nightmare. I need to create a different ...
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Sketch: How to best sync design elements between iOS and Android Wireframe?

I'm looking for some input on your best practices/workflows for creating app wireframes for both iOS and Android. I'm working on a project now that needs quite high fidelity wireframes for an app we ...
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What is the best tool to make animations for iOS games?

What is the easiest tool and way to make moving animations that can be used in iOS games? If there are tutorials, I can also learn. I also want it to be vector or retina. Something like hd. Thanks.
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Legally use UI design of iOS platform as website design

I'm creating a web page which has an inherent link to smart phones, and therefore I would like to mimic the design of the iOS and/or Android platform in the website. In the case of the iOS platform, ...
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Industry Term for Interface that looks Intentionally Realistic / Archaic

It's killing me because I can't find a good way to search for this, but I've heard the term used when people discuss a lot of iOS applications that use knobs, sliders, and other graphical elements ...
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Is my mobile UI too busy or just right? [closed]

I recently finished touching up my UI for my app, I was curious to hear some professional opinions. Is it too busy? I need to display a few things in tandem and this was my solution. If anyone is ...
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How to reflect objects on one artboard onto another in Sketch?

I created a new file from iOS App Icon template in Sketch, and put some objects on the largest artboard there, which is 1024 x 1024 size named as iTunesArtwork@2x. However, you still have to put the ...
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What wireframing tool can I use that is focused on Android and iOS design?

I've been trying to wireframe my designs for apps, but keep getting frustrated with the limited ability and poor usability of the software I've used (Balsamiq, Pencil, Prototyper). Do you have any ...
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Is there a way to export all the layers properties in a PSD file into an organised “legend map” PDF file for the developers?

The design is ready inside a few PSDs and needs to be passed on to the developers. Is there an easier way to do it instead of manually creating it or giving away the PSD? The end product should be a ...
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My icon is appearing choppy and blurred on iPhone, how can I fix it?

I'm creating an iOS 8 app icon in Sketch 3. For learning purposes, I've only set the color of the icon shape and I haven't added any other layers to it. What I did: Create app icon from iOS ...
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Designing an icon to fit the iOS 7 style

I want to create an icon for my iOS App that keys into iOS 7's new design and color scheme. What kinds of colors should I use and what key things should I implement in the design?
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Affordable vector graphics editor [duplicate]

I'm looking for an affordable alternative to Illustrator, for Mac or PC, or even iPad, for drawing vector graphics. I have training and experience with Freehand (RIP) and Illustrator, but cannot ...
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Confused about the resolution for IOS 6+ devices

I had designed one app for IPhone 5 and 6 and now I want to make the same app design for IPhone 6+ so what can be the resolution of its assets? Currently I had done following things in Photoshop. ...
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Best Way to Build & Design Buttons, Icons for Mobile application

Which is the best Way to Build & Design Buttons, Icons for Mobile application of Android and IOS platform.
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Why PSD design ppi matters on iOS, but not on Android?

A designer told me that he makes a design for iOS using 326dpi resolution. If he uses less, they will not look nice on iPhone and iPad screens (image blurry). On Android, dpi value on the largest ...
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iOS design guidelines like Android's?

What are the standards for designing iOS apps? By standards I mean rules for margins, paddings, font sizes, etc. that should be followed when designing an iOS app. Are there any rules? To clarify ...
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iOS UI design - what dimension size Sketch file to give to developer?

Assuming an iOS app has been designed for iphone 4,5,6,6+ and iPad, what is the ideal dimension Sketch file to give to a developer? This is also assuming there are no major layout changes in the ...
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Techniques to focus a specific list item?

I am playing around with website design and am having trouble letting a user know a specific item in the list is special / important / requires attention. I have tried increasing the size of the item,...
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how to design for iPad screens using a browser interface

I am trying to design for an iPad. The design elements are essentially a background image (2048x1536) and some text (based on font size) - which need to be place in a text area that is defined by ...
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Android and iOS logos on my website

Can I insert Android and iOS logos to sponsor an App on my website? Or is it considered copyright infringement?
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Are iPhone apps based on a grid?

Google provides all design specifications in their design documentation, which is very rich and outlines every single element - its size, padding etc. Everything, including material icons and text ...
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How can I create a subtle 3D effect like on Apple's iOS time selection wheel?

I'm trying to reproduce this subtle 3D effect on the Apple time and date selection wheel. How can I do this in Adobe Illustrator?
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Create iOS Settings App Icon?

I've searched and searched, but I'm looking to find a tutorial on how to make the outside border of the Settings app icon in iOS. Or the whole icon, I like the effect.
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Reduce size of image without reducing quality

Reason for asking this question : I have collection of images (.png) of about 1000+ in my Application Bundle. Which taking alot of space while deploying the application on a device. PS : I would ...
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How to create a 2x image asset for a 2x Retina display (iOS)?

Would somebody please clarify this for me? The iPhone 4 has a resolution of 640 x 1136px so if I wanted a square icon, for example, to take up half of the screen, the PNG should still be 640 x 640px ...
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Help creating assets for iOS

I´m new creating assets for iOS. I only did UI until now. I´m a bit confused creating assets ini photoshop. Anyone can let me know the image size in pixels for 1x, 2x and 3x? I´m wrong whit these? 1x= ...
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iOS font with monospace digits 0…9?

This is for an app displaying rows of numbers that change dynamically. A monospace font would be ideal to prevent distracting alignment jumps as digits change. I really only care about digits, so ...
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How large are the icons on the left and right side of the navigation bar for iOS 7 on iPhone 5?

Can anyone advise how large are the icons usually on the left and right side of the navigation bar? See this (the cog wheel and info icon). I read from the iOS human design guidelines it's 44 x 44 ...
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What (sans-serif) font should I use for an OS X application?

Currently working on an application, which will be released on Multiple platforms, targeting OS X and Windows devices first, followed by iOS release. The current focus is on the OS X version, which ...
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iOS header font

Ok, so I am trying to do my first theme, a Tumblr page theme for bookshelf pages. My vision was basing it on iOS iBooks. There are some minor details which I don't know. I really want to know what ...
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Icon for reordering a horizontal nav on an iOS app?

So, I know that the icon with the three lines is the most common method of letting the user know that a vertical list is able to be moved around. Example here: I'm wondering how the same kind of ...
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What are the font settings which correspond to “default” font styles in iOS 9?

There is a set of default font styles accessible via the iOS API. What settings (font size, weight, etc.) do they correspond to by default on an iPhone 6 running iOS 9? Does this vary across phones/...
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Gaussian Blur Overlay (iOs/osTV style) Effect with Indesign CS6?

i'm looking for a way to perform this effect with inDesign but without Photoshop. Does anybody know how? I tried many option but seem there is no way. The only think maybe can work is the "insert HTML"...
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Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 (...