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Interactive iPad App Prototypes In Under 30 Minutes Using Keynote

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There are many ways to create iPad app prototypes, there are tools like OmniGraffle, and Visio which you can easily create a mockup in, but you might want to create something interactive.

Or you might be dealing with non-programmers with a great idea who has difficulty expressing how they would like their app to look and run.

I found out about a great resource especially for this purpose which I mentioned in my iPad Development Tutorial and Resources Collection, but felt the creator deserved some further attention for creating something so useful.

The resource is from Amir Khella and he has created a terrific keynote theme with many iPad user interface elements  along with a great step-by-step guide on how to use it. You can see an impressive video of one of his prototypes in action below:

You can find the guide and download here:
How To Prototype Interactive iPad Applications In 30 Minutes Or Less

I hope you like it.

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iPad Development Tutorials And Resources List

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While the iPad and iPhone share iOS as their operating system there are many aspects of development for the iPad that are considerably different and should be understood by developers looking to create the best possible iPad apps.

On this page I have decided to list tutorials specifically created for the iPad along with other resources such as user interface design tips, and graphical resources such as UI prototyping tools and vector kits.

Post continued here: iPad Development Tutorials And Resources


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Great Free Templates For iPhone And iPad App UI Sketching

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While there are alot of cool tools and stencils now available for iPhone and iPad prototyping, there are times when you just want to draw things by hand.  I’m not knocking prototyping tools, in fact just the other day I mentioned some great iPad UI kits.

That being said Applications like Omnigraffle and Visio have a great deal of features for you to create sophisticated and accurategui prototypes, but sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution.

On that note, I found some great free iPad & iphone sketch paper, and graph paper available from Ablepear Software in PDF format.

This is really useful if you just want to have something fast – you just print it out, and you can start designing right away.

It prints out to the perfect size for prototyping on common 8.5 x 11 inch paper.

[Source: Able Pear Software]


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4 iPad UI Graphic Sets For Easy Prototyping

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Interface builder is a great tool, but sometimes you want to use a different tool for designing user interfaces especially if you’re working with a graphics designer.

Most designers want to use their own tools, and stay within the workflow they’ve been using for years.   Unfortunately finding a complete set of UI elements can sometimes be hard to find.  Especially in the case of the iPad since the community is still getting going.

That being said I found a great article listing 11 iPhone and iPad UI Graphic Kits.

I especially liked the iPad ones which allow you to protoype most of the iPad UI since these are harder to find:

Check it out, and make sure that you click here to subscribe to our RSS feed for more iPhone and iPad development tips.

[Source: WebDesign Ledger]


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Converting An iPhone App Into A Native iPad App

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It’s no secret that are iPad apps are a hot commodity right now.  While most iPhone apps work on the iPad there really is no comparison to native iPad apps.  They look better, and with iPad specific UI elements added they are better for the end user.

Ray Wenderlich, the creator of the Space Game Starter Kit and co-author of the Learning Cocos2D book, has written a great easy tutorial on porting an iPhone app to the iPad, that utilizes autosizing, and native iPad interface elements.

[Source: Ray Wenderlich]


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