When I’m designing an icon, I find it useful to preview how it will look in situ on an iPad’s home screen. To make this easier, I’ve created a couple of Photoshop templates to help me mock up how they’ll look on an actual device.
The iPad has a reputation for being difficult to type on. It’s generally accepted that the iPad is okay for short emails and notes, but is not suited to longer documents. The anecdotal consensus seems to be that an on-screen keyboard, with no tactile feedback, leads to more errors than a physical keyboard with real keys. Based on my research today, I’m not sure that this is the case. Instead, it may be a bug in the iPad’s keyboard software that is causing some of the typing errors.
I’m an iPhone app developer. I’m interested in new apps that do interesting things. I also have an interest in data privacy. So when I heard that the Conservative Party had launched an app with a canvassing feature, I thought I should try it out.