3 comments

  • Rob MasefieldRob Masefield, over 5 years ago

    I'm divided on this one.

    Tweetbot, in my humble opinion, was somewhat unmatched for UI/UX in the pre-iOS7 days. While I'm excited to see how they go with it, I don't believe that the flat, iOS7 "look" is always the required, or indeed right, way to go.

    2 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

      “I don't believe that the flat, iOS7 "look" is always the required, or indeed right, way to go.”

      Yes × 1,000,000.

      There’s a wide spectrum of executions. Minimal designs with flat colours can be awesome, but let’s not kid ourselves — it’s only one of many flavours. Not only that, but I think staunchly stock iOS 7 themed apps will look very dated in a year.

      It won’t take long for interesting, custom user interfaces to make a comeback.

      2 points
      • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 5 years ago

        I agree. I work for a popular word game whose visual roots (as far as I can tell, I never met the original designer) were in iOS 2 / OS X Aqua. A lot of the UI relies on the illusion of depth (not the interaction models, the visuals) so it's been interesting exploring how we can take the current app as a starting point and see if there is an appropriate way to bring it more in-line with the expectations of our players, now that so many other bigger-name apps are going for pretty straight-up iOS 7 HIG designs.

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