App Ecosystem: What Do You Need To Know?
A while ago I was brainstorming topics for a short (and free) online course about iOS development. It occurred to me that there’s not much information out there, about what you should know when you’re not going to code apps. All of it is focussed on development and there’s a huge information gap for those who’re not necessarily at the coding end of the app world.
If you’re not going to develop apps, what do you need to know? I’ve put together some cool resources to answer that question.
Pre-Development: What happens before an app is ready?
Any new app starts as an idea, and is then turned into a rough sketch: a mockup. I use Balsamiq Mockups for that. It works great because it’s simple and lacks detail, which makes it good for working out rough ideas.
The next step is transforming the mockup into a graphical design. This is usually done with Photoshop, which exports to a PSD file....
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