Apple releases iOS Human Interface Guidelines as a free book on the iBookstore

Apple has put its iOS Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) on the iBookstore as a free book. The book, which you can read in iBooks on an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 and iOS 4.3.3 or higher, as well as any Mac running Mavericks, contains 228 pages, and provides guidelines for everything from app layout and color to working with trademarks. Short videos and animations demonstrate different aspects of app design, such as the effects of a button press or pinch-to-zoom.

The HIG is just one of the design resources that Apple makes available to developers. It's interesting that they put this up in the iBookstore for anyone to potentially see and download. It's a good start for anyone even thinking about creating an iOS app.

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Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.