Smartphone technologies to consider when developing an app
Apple has long been at the forefront of minimalistic, user-focused design. Back in the ‘80s, Steve Jobs created the Macintosh computer with a single button, bringing to life an aesthetic trend that continues to this day.
To add the functionality once provided by additional buttons, Apple installed 3D Touch into the iPhone 6, which provides a z-axis to user control using pressure sensors to determine how firm or light your touch is. Facebook Messenger has already jumped on the bandwagon of this new dimension, implementing the feature into its latest iOS update.
The push to smaller and more mobile computing devices is forcing developers to focus on creating a more seamless user experience, allowing for intuitive control options that were previously considered unusual alternatives. As this push for minimalism continues to move forward, what will be the next frontier in our button-free westward expansion?