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“That little island changes everything”

How we designed Lyft Live Activities to elevate the rider experience.

Badging for Home Screen Web Apps

WebKit now includes support for the W3C’s Badging API allowing you to badge the icon of a web app.

Apple Passwords Deserve An App

We all know that Apple has nice built-in password management in macOS and iOS.

Modern iOS Navigation Patterns

Learn how to structure iPhone apps with drill-downs, modals, pyramids, sequences, and more.

Web Push for Web Apps on iOS and iPadOS

With iOS and iPadOS 16.4 beta 1 comes support for Web Push for Home Screen web apps, Badging API, Manifest ID, and more.

Apple, what the heck are we doing?

An iOS 16 visual design rundown.

The iOS 16 Design Guidelines: An Illustrated Guide

iPhone design guidelines for UI elements, typography, navigation, design patterns, and more.

One trick Apple uses to make you think green bubbles are “gross”

A brilliant trick you should probably never use.

Note app by Ableton

Play beats and melodies, sample your world, and experiment with sound in Note.

Is the Dynamic Island plain stupid or the next revolutionary UX pattern?

iPhone 14’s new stand-out feature, Dynamic Island, may change the world of UX as we know it.

Inside Apple’s Secret iPhone 14 Redesign

Apple has completely redesigned the internals of the iPhone 14 to make it easier to repair.

Enter Dynamic Island, a major hint at Apple’s Extended Reality (XR) strategy

Why a funky new software design pattern on the iPhone 14 Pro might hint at XR.

Touch-first Cursor: Round Pointers vs. Mouse Arrows

Apple reinvented the cursor to be ‘touch-first’ on iPadOS, building on the original mouse arrow by adding ‘Pointer Magnetism’ and more.

Exclusive: inside Apple’s iOS 16 remake of the iPhone’s iconic Lock Screen

Your iPhone’s Lock Screen is the first thing you see when you pick up your phone.

A Short History of iOS App Icons

The following was originally written by me and published as a chapter in “The iOS App Icon Book”.

Meet the new Human Interface Guidelines

Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) is a comprehensive resource for designers and developers looking to create great experiences.


I only just recently learned the enterkeyhint attribute on form inputs was a thing.

The iPhone experience told by the accessories in the box

When it comes to unboxing, Apple has one of the most premium experiences.

iOS 15: All the Details

Apple's next-generation iOS operating system, available now.

Reviewing the Safari redesign in iOS 15

An overview of the changes, some theories on the project’s goals, and thoughts on how it’s working so far.