Apple Publishes Transition Guide For Developers

  • Translucent UI elements
  • Dynamic Type
  • Maximise screen

Apple has just unveiled the next generation of its mobile operating system jam packed with new features and a redesigned user interface. And as with any other change in this world, an adjustment time is bound to take place.

  • Translucent UI elements
  • Dynamic Type
  • Maximise screen

Apple has just unveiled the next generation of its mobile operating system jam packed with new features and a redesigned user interface. And as with any other change in this world, an adjustment time is bound to take place. Of course the most obvious group to be affected by this update are the users, but let’s not forget that majority of these users are dependent on the apps created by developers.

This is the reason why Apple also published a transition guide for developers to help them create apps that follow the “flat design” of iOS 7.

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The document contains several points that aim to guide the developer on the design principles used in the operating system. These include the deference, clarity and depth. In a nutshell, the guide emphasises to developers to create apps that make use of the system’s translucent UI elements, custom bar button icons, and the adoption of dynamic type.

Although Apple want devs to focus on developing apps specifically for iOS 7, the company recognises that there may be devs who want to continue to provide support iOS 6 for the time being. For these developers, Apple has also provided a tool to help them manage multiple versions of their app to compare what they will look like using Apple’s Auto Layout.

If you’re an iOS developer, you can find the full transition guide using this link.

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