Mike started designing and building websites in the mid-90s but his recent focus has been on custom user interface development for iOS. He's the creator of Interesting for iPhone (and countless unfinished apps!) and the author of Building iOS Apps From Scratch. Mike loves to tweet about technology and funny pictures and lives in Apex, NC.
Prior to iOS 7, the fidelity and richness of an application's user interface was mainly defined by a perfect recreation of realistic lighting, shadows and textures. Now that flat design is the new motif of iOS 7, a wonderful user experience is defined by the vitality and liveliness of its elements, and that's where animation comes in. Imagining, prototyping and building immersive animations has never been more important and my goal is to show the tricks and patterns you need to build world-class animations in your own apps.