What you need to know
- Apple has today updates its HIG.
- A Sign In with Apple logo has been added.
- As have new buttons and icons.
Apple has today updated its Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) with a Sign In with Apple button joined by new buttons and icons.
The HIG is Apple's set of guidelines and assets for developers. They are to be used and referenced when apps are being built so as to ensure there's a common theme running through every app on the App Store.
Apple doesn't want to use one Apple Pay logo and then find that developers are using their own. That's where the HIG comes in handy for everyone.
Apple announced the changes via its developer site (opens in new tab) with the new additions highlighted.
- Sign In with Apple resources added, including:
- New logo (PDF, PNG, and SVG)
- Centered buttons (Sketch, Photoshop, and XD)
- Left-aligned and logo-only buttons (Sketch, Photoshop, and XD)
- Apple Health icon download added
- Apple Pay templates for iPhone and iPad added (Sketch and Photoshop)
- iMessage App and Sticker Pack templates for iPhone and iPad added (Sketch)
- Business Chat design templates added (Sketch)
- iPad portrait keyboard added (Sketch and Photoshop)
- Fixed issue where iPhone XS bezel was 1 pixel larger than display (Sketch)
- Changed contextual menu radius from 20 points to 12 points
- Various bug fixes
Developers can access HIGs for all Apple platforms on Apple's developer website (opens in new tab), too.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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