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Application Development in iOS 7

By : Kyle Begeman
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Application Development in iOS 7

By: Kyle Begeman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Application Development in iOS 7
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Designing for iOS 7

With the release of iOS 7, developers and designers will need to adjust their approach to suit the new "flat" design. Although it is not a requirement to follow this design pattern, almost all UI elements in the SDK have been completely revamped to support it.

It is important to consider these changes when designing your iOS 7 application in order to keep a balanced layout. Some factors include new typography and updated UIKit dimensions. In this chapter, we will put together the skeleton of our application, but first we will discuss two important changes to iOS 7 that will directly affect how you build your future applications.

The navigation bar and status bar

Probably, the most apparent change to iOS 7 is the new navigation bar and status bar. Both of these items have been around since the launch of iOS. Prior to iOS 7, the 20-pixel status bar was simply a solid background view that would cover the top 20 pixels of the main application window.

Additionally, when using...