Design a simple mobile app for iOS 7

We'll be creating an iOS 7 application design using the most exciting features of Apple's new mobile operating system. Apple's iOS 7 introduces a fresh new look to the iPhone and iPad operating system. General guidance for designing an iOS 7 application interface can be summarised as:

  • Flat - Apple design guidelines for iOS 7 encourage simplicity, usability and an easy-to-use approach. Some newly-designed apps (and in Apple's own styling) counter some of the characteristics of flat design. But don't take it too literally. For example, the keyboard and buttons shown are not 100 per cent flat; every letter is contained within a button that has a drop shadow on it. This subtle effect has some advantages and is what makes it different from a completely flat approach.
  • Colours - Colours for iOS 7 applications are supposed to be bright, highly saturated and inviting. Although, native iOS 7 apps don't always follow that. For example, see the Email or Messages app.
  • Typography - Content features lightweight typography. The font is Helvetica Neue Light.
  • Layout - Accent on light, easy-to-use interface, with minimum or no layer styles.

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