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8 Free eBook For Mobile App Developers

If you are into mobile app development, you know that this is the most difficult profession as it requires you to take several things into account before you even start working on any app development. Moreover, it is a forever learning process so you need to keep yourself up to date with the latest trend and developments in the industry. Learning process will help in increasing efficiency and productivity in the long run. The process is the same whether you develop applications for desktop or mobile.

Here, we are sharing 8 free eBooks that will greatly help you with your mobile app development work and teach you lots of good things as well. These eBooks would be your prefect resource to strengthen your grip on the subject. Enjoy!

Mobile Book of Trends 2014

Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps

The App Design Handbook

Mobile Game Design book

Native vs. Web vs. Hybrid App Development

Free Android Programming – Ebook

Free ebook: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development A Cascades-Driven Approach


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Free Ebook: Interaction Design Best Practices (Words, Visuals, Space)


Words are themselves interactions. Visuals are equally important to the copy, since the experience suffers if the words and appearance do not complement one another. Finally, space creates the context for interactions with the right look, feel, and relationship between all elements.

Interaction Design Best Practices: Words, Visuals, Space includes visual case studies, expert advice, and real-life interaction design examples from some of today’s top companies. You’ll learn how to design for the human brain, how to match perception to reality, how to treat white space as a design tool, and much more.

While interaction design can be highly theoretical, this book is written with action in mind. Every chapter includes tips based on real-life experiences.

Free Ebook: Interaction Design Best Practices

The 7 chapters of the e-book features:

  • Best practices from 30+ companies including Apple, AirBnB, Google, Facebook, Etsy, Virgin America, Dribbble, Hootsuite, and Behance.
  • Practical explanations of how to apply white space, size/distance, microcopy, visual design, and many other IxD disciplines.
  • Advice from experts like Dan Saffer, Jared Spool, Stephen P. Anderson, Rachel Nabors, and others.
  • Plenty of visual examples to illustrate every piece of advice.

To learn how prototyping can help perfect interaction design, check out the companion ebook The Ultimate Guide to Prototyping.

Check out the free ebooks, and feel free to share if you find them helpful (the 2nd book is unlocked when enough shares are reached).

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Free Ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Prototyping


When it comes to prototyping, there’s quite a bit of debate over low fidelity vs. high fidelity, paper versus digital. The Ultimate Guide to Prototyping isn’t just about low or high fidelity, but about how to choose the right fidelity, processes, and tools.

The free e-book by UXPin includes 144 pages of visual case studies, expert advice, and examples of best practices from some of todays most well-designed companies. You’ll learn the pros/cons of traditional and digital prototyping, popular prototyping processes, creating prototypes for usability testing, and much more.

The Ultimate Guide to Prototyping

This free e-book includes 9 chapters covering:

  • Prototyping best practices from companies like Zurb, Google Ventures, IDEO, Apple, and many more.
  • Digital prototyping and traditional prototyping along with analysis of popular tools and Lean/Agile processes.
  • Bonus tutorials for Photoshop and SketchApp.
  • Prototyping advice from experts like Todd Zaki Warfel, Jeff Gothelf, Marcin Treder, David Kelley, and many others.

To complete your mastery of the design process, feel free to also check out the free Guide to Mockups and Guide to Wireframing.

Check out the ebooks, and feel free to share if you find them helpful.

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Free ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Prototyping

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Free ebook: The Guide to Mockups

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Free Ebook: The Guide to Mockups


Mockups are the models of web design and one of the most effective mediums for communicating visual design. Whatever they lack in interactivity is more than made up for in terms of visual clarity.

The Guide to Mockups by UXPin includes 72 pages of visual examples, explorations of fidelity, and best practices based on our own experience as a wireframing and prototyping app. You’ll also learn the differences between mockups, prototypes, and wireframes so you get a more practical understanding of where each fits into the design process.

Free Ebook: The Guide to Mockups

This free e-book features:

  • Best practices for creating mockups in SketchApp & Photoshop.
  • Practical advice from Marcin Treder, Luke Wroblewski, Ash Maurya, and other product design experts.
  • Explanations of mockup fidelities, anatomies, and methods of creation.
  • Analysis of different design processes for creating mockups based on our own experience and those of Fortune 500 companies.

If you’re interested in wireframing as a complementary practice, take a look at The Guide to Wireframing.

So check out the e-book, and feel free to share if you find it helpful.

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Free Adaptive Web Design ebook available now

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The Adaptive Web Design book, by Aaron Gustafson, changed the way we think about the web, and you can now read it yourself – for free. The book’s core message is it’s okay to give different people – or more correctly, different devices – different experiences.




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Free ebook explains how the internet works

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youtube: uvOJY3uYjYQ Kids ask the hardest questions: “Why does it go dark at night?” “How do I know I’m real?” “Where do police horses keep their sirens?” And, given the new generation is becoming ever more connected, you can bet “How does the internet work?” will be heading your way soon.




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Free Ebook: User Testing & Design – Improving Yelp’s Website


UXPin, UserTesting, and Optimal Workshop team up to demonstrate how to run 3 simple usability tests as part of your design process. As an example, they’ve taken on the exercise of redesigning Yelp based on insights from usability testing.

The free e-book User Testing & Design shows you how to decide and plan usability testing, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and design and iterate accordingly.

Free Ebook: User Testing & Design - Improving Yelp's Website

The 91-page e-book includes:

  • Advice from usability experts like Jakob Nielsen, Donna Spencer, Jeff Sauro, and others.
  • Actionable tips for breaking down business objectives into design objectives.
  • Usability testing examples showing how to recruit users, write tasks, and turn data into better design.
  • Low and high fidelity screenshots of the new Yelp, with step-by-step explanations of the design decisions.

Download the User Testing & Design ebook

Check it out and feel free to share if it’s helpful. We’d love your feedback on the new Yelp design!

For advice and analysis on 20 different usability testing methods, check outThe Guide to Usability Testing. All 3 companies are also running a bundle deal on their services (save $ 1132).


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We Have 5 Copies of the Ebook ‘Running a Web Design Business’ to Giveaway


Are you starting to gear up for the holidays? We have another one of those fantastic gifts/giveaways from our friends at DealFuel.

DealFuel has great offers and discounts for all web professionals. Their premium DealClub membership gives you exclusives at unbelievable rates. One such is the DC exclusive eBook on “Running A Web Design Business“. This is a step-by-step support guide to help you in your journey towards your own successful business venture.

This eBook will guide a web professional in:

  • Starting a web design business
  • Getting work
  • Getting clients
  • Handling projects
  • and much more…

Whether you are looking to get an insight into the essential tasks necessary to start your web business or a good handle on the basic principles, this ebook will prove to be handy. You will get answers to some basic questions like “Should you sign up on bidding sites or should you do cold calls”. It also guides you on how you can deal with your client – what to disclose and what not to. Basically, it is a neat little ebook to get direct advice from over 35 successful independent designers.

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This giveaway will give 5 copies of this Deal to 5 lucky winners. All you have to do is to enter this givewaway by subscribing to their newsletter. So if you are looking to building a solid base for whatever you want to achieve with your online business in the future, this eBook is a sure win.

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