Daily Archives: January 23, 2012

Making Apps


Apps for iPhones, Adroids, and other hand held devices are to the 2010s what websites were in the 1990s: the new must have. Businesses build apps to deliver their content to subscribers and entrepreneurs are creating games and tools that people are buying by the digital boatload. Both Apple and Google have sold billions of apps and now Microsoft is set to open their own App store. With all of this success, the App is here to stay.
Here are some new and recent titles in the collection for designers and developers looking to try making their own apps:

Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps / Josh Clark – QA76.8.I64 C42 2010


Building iPhone apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript / Jonathan Stark – QA76.8.I64 S73 2010


Designing the iPhone user experience : a user-centered approach to sketching and prototyping iPhone apps / Suzanne Ginsburg. – QA76.8.I64 G56 2011


iPhone developer’s cookbook : building applications with the iPhone SDK / Erica Sadun. – QA76.8.I64 S33 2009


Web designer’s guide to iOS apps : create iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps with Web standards : HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript / Kristofer Layon – QA76.76.O63 L39 2011

Best (and Worst) in 2011 – the random list post


Before we get too far in to 2012 to even remember the preceding blip on our annual radar, here is a somewhat random roundup of best of lists for 2011:
Street Art Utopia’s Best of 2011 – Beautiful Decay
Best and Worst – Howard Halle – Timeout NY
Top Ten Art Shows – Jerry Saltz – New York
50 Best Album Covers of 2011 – Paste
Best Illustrated Children’s Books – NY Times
Top 10 Movies of 2011- David Edelstein – New York
Best Photography Books of 2011 – Photoeye
Best Art & Photography Books of 2011 – Amazon
10 Best Commercials of 2011 – Adweek
Top 10 News Stories of 2011 – Time