Whether you’re a UX professional looking to master mobility or a designer looking to incorporate the best UX practices into your website, after reading this book, you’ll be better equipped to maneuver this emerging specialty.
Adrian Mendoza’s career is highlighted by over twelve years of design and user experience in the handheld, pharmaceutical, financial, and educational sectors. His first studio, Synthesis3, worked with several Palm OS software companies in creating a brand for web and retail prominence. In the financial and education sector, customers included Sovereign Bank, Houghton Mifflin, MIT and Harvard. Adrian consulted as a UX Expert and in Information Architect lead roles for Fidelity’s E-business design group, Thomson Financial, Razorfish, Sapient, and T. Rowe Price. Adrian earned his BA from the University of Southern California and his Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Currently he is a partner at Mendoza Design, a Boston-based UX and design consultancy; and is a co-founder of Marlin Mobile a user experience, optimization, and performance company. Additionally, he is a senior lecturer at Mass Art in Boston, MA
With Apple's introduction of iOS 7, demand for developers who know the new iOS will be high. You need in-depth information about the new characteristics and capabilities of iOS 7, and that's what you'll find in this book. If you have experience with C or C++, this guide will show you how to create amazing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You'll also learn to maximize your programs for mobile devices using iPhone SDK 7.0. Advanced topics such as security services, running on multiple iPlatforms, and local networking with Core Bluetooth are also covered.Prepares experienced developers to create great apps for the newest version of Apple's iOS Thoroughly covers the serious capabilities of iOS 7; information you need in order to make your apps stand out Delves into advanced topics including how to control multitasking, security services, running apps on multiple iPlatforms and iDevices, enabling in-app purchases, advanced text layout, and building a core foundation Also covers REST, advanced GCD, internationalization and localization, and local networking with Core Bluetooth
iOS 7 Programming: Pushing the Limits will help you develop applications that take full advantage of everything iOS 7 has to offer.
Build "Wearable" Applications on the Android Wear and Google Fit Platforms
This book covers wearable computing and wearable application development particularly for Android Wear (smartwatches) and Google Fit (fitness sensors). It provides relevant history, background and core concepts of wearable computing and ubiquitous computing, as a foundation for designing/developing applications for the Android Wear and Google Fit platforms. This book is intended for Android wearable enthusiasts, technologists and software developers.Gain insight into “wearables” in the modern consumer ecosystem of a multitude of devices, ubiquitous computing, cloud computing and intelligent personal assistants Learn the Android Wear and Google Fit APIs and jump-start hands-on development including: setting up an Android development environment suitable for Android Wear and Google Fit , setting up smartwatch and fitness devices for development and debugging , writing applications that install and execute on Android Wear (smartwatch) devices , and applications that run on your handheld Android devices and find and connect to fitness sensors and access fitness data, and more Catch up with the new Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, Android Studio and the gradle based build system
Learn how to write applications for smart watches and fitness sensors on the Android/Google ecosystem.
“Sanjay’s tome provides a comprehensive and timely treatment of the essential points of current Wearable technology and Android Wearable development techniques. The easygoing and comprehensive examples make this book a joy to discover and a delight to peruse. Highly recommended!”
- Rudi Cilibrasi, Computer Scientist
“The text provides a rich and immersive overview of the field of Wearable computing that is solidified by the impressive set of examples. I was simultaneously entertained as well as educated, and would highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking to get started with Wearables.”
- Nathan Blair, Software Engineer & Entrepreneur
Sanjay M. Mishra began programming in C on various flavors of Unix in the early 1990s. Over the years he has developed diverse software systems spanning web applications and services, messaging, VoIP, NoSQL databases, as well as mobile and embedded platforms. He has worked for companies such as Intertrust, Eyecon Technologies, CallSource, nVoc (formerly Sandcherry, Inc.) and the Starz Entertainment group.
Mobile Application Development, Usability, and Security provides a thorough overview on the different facets of mobile technology management and its integration into modern society. Highlighting issues related to analytics, cloud computing, and different types of application development, this book is a pivotal reference source for professionals, researchers, upper-level students, and practitioners actively involved in the area of mobile computing.
iOS is the hottest development platform around, and iOS 6 adds a new and deeper dimension to explore. This guide offers serious information for serious programmers who know the basics and are ready to dive into the advanced features of iOS. You'll learn to create killer apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, including how to maximize performance and make more money from your apps with in-app purchases. Topics covered include security, multitasking, running on multiple platforms, blocks and functional programming, advanced text layout, and much more.App development for iPhones and iPads is a lucrative and exciting venture; books on this topic are steady bestsellers This advanced guide helps experienced developers take full advantage of the latest platform upgrade, iOS 6 Provides in-depth background on maximizing your apps with Apple's iPhone SDK 6.0, including the major new APIs and building applications for the new iPad Covers keeping control of multitasking, increasing income with in-app purchases, key value observing with Cocoa, running on multiple platforms, advanced text layout, building a Core foundation, and more
iOS 6 Programming: Pushing the Limits gives experienced mobile developers a wealth of knowledge for creating outstanding iPhone and iPad apps on the latest platform.
Through vivid, real-world examples from today’s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction’s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You’ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that’s tolerated into one that’s treasured.Explore a microinteraction’s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loopsLearn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteractionCreate simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be usedHelp users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrationsUse modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteractionExtend a microinteraction’s life with loops, such as “Get data every 30 seconds”
Why do some games become boring quickly, while others remain fun for years? How do games serve as fundamental and powerful learning tools? Whether you’re a game developer, dedicated gamer, or curious observer, this illustrated, fully updated edition helps you understand what drives this major cultural force, and inspires you to take it further.
You’ll discover that:Games play into our innate ability to seek patterns and solve puzzlesMost successful games are built upon the same elementsSlightly more females than males now play gamesMany games still teach primitive survival skillsFictional dressing for modern games is more developed than the conceptual elementsTruly creative designers seldom use other games for inspirationGames are beginning to evolve beyond their prehistoric origins
The answer is time management. And not just any time management theory--you want Time Management for System Administrators, to be exact. With keen insights into the challenges you face as a sys admin, bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli has put together a collection of tips and techniques that will help you cultivate the time management skills you need to flourish as a system administrator.
Time Management for System Administrators understands that an Sys Admin often has competing goals: the concurrent responsibilities of working on large projects and taking care of a user's needs. That's why it focuses on strategies that help you work through daily tasks, yet still allow you to handle critical situations that inevitably arise.
Among other skills, you'll learn how to:Manage interruptionsEliminate timewastersKeep an effective calendarDevelop routines for things that occur regularlyUse your brain only for what you're currently working onPrioritize based on customer expectationsDocument and automate processes for faster execution
What's more, the book doesn't confine itself to just the work environment, either. It also offers tips on how to apply these time management tools to your social life. It's the first step to a more productive, happier you.