Apple has finally released the much anticipated design of iOS 7. I am excited at the new API’s that will be available soon. But I am sure a lot of you are concerned about 1 thing and asking yourselves, “What changes do I need to do to my app?”.
I’m sure we will find out in the months to come. But my initial reaction to the new design if iOS 7 was excitement. Excitement because we now have a whole new paradigm to start working with. It is literally the “new shiny object” that I can’t wait to start playing with.
I will have to admit that I don’t like some of the new additions. Like the Control Center design. The design looks really cluttered. And frankly, I hate the new UISlider, it looks too “Android”-y.
I am happy I don’t have to tap 7 times to dim the brightness of my screen when I want to read in bed without waking my wife up though.
Ushering in the new Era
If you are not excited about the design of iOS 7, see it this way. It is just a framework. Apple has set the precedent of prioritising “content over chrome”, now it is left to us to take that further and innovate with even better designs.
And, yours truly will be with you all the step of the way. Here are some changes you can expect at the Vault.
Loads of new fresh designs
We are going to be releasing loads of new designs in the fall as iOS 7 is released so stay tuned.
We have already started with the new Flattened template. Check it out here.
Templates will be retired
Redefining the landscape of App Design
This is a brave statement to make but I plan to get great minds together in the designer world and come up with even better designs than the iOS 7 default.
I am looking forward to the new era of app design. Stay tuned and let’s do this together.