application or an "app", is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks

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Why do some custom iOS apps use the native nav bar?

I'm talking about Instagram or Foursquare, they are custom designed but still are using default themed menu bar for navigation. Is there some dirty secret behind it?
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Engaging end-users to access the site once an off-line task has been completed?

My scenario goes like this: User comes online to find a lawyer to assign for a certain project System displays all lawyers with their contacts User researches as he wishes, and contacts lawyers ...
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Windows Application Guideline

Is there a guideline for designing Windows Applications, whereas they specify font size and spacing, best screen resolution?
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Universal blog icon? [closed]

How do I tell users I'm referring them to a blog? This is within a mobile app. I realize it could be a Wordpress/Tumblr icon, but that's subject to the company's logo change and I was just wondering ...
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Jobs says he cracked the TV code - How can Apps successfully integrate into the TV watching experience? [closed]

Apps are out there today with Samsung's Smart TV, AT&T's U-verse has a few, Google 2.0 is coming out soon, etc.. however, most seem like a novelty. Is there a way applications can successfully ...
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What are some iPhone app examples that successfully use progress indicators [closed]

I am designing a iPhone app and the main function of the app is a 3 step process (steps most likely don't happen all at once (there could be a period of time between steps, unlike a signup flow). I ...
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Re-skinning web apps: Yes or no?

During Phase 1 of our current web project—a site with thousands of pages and 38 legacy web applications for several groups of users—we're focusing on content strategy and implementing a CMS. The web ...
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Android Usability? [closed]

I am in the midst of redesigning my Android app, and I've already done it for the iPhone. I think I "nailed it" on the iPhone, however I'm having a little bit more of an issue with Android, mainly ...
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Differences between websites and their mobile counterparts

I am looking for some opinions on a topic I have been thinking about recently. When comparing full websites to their mobile sites/apps it's noticeable that clients are FAR happier to keep the ...