Ben grew up running through the woods of Southeastern Ohio and poking at computers. Today he chases his kids through the woods, and the computers he pokes at are made out of aluminum rather than plastic, but little else has changed. Ben has started two iOS and Mac software companies and runs a Coworking space for independent professionals in Athens, Ohio. He's finally reached his thirties and sometimes has a mohawk.
Going from an idea and a few sketches in a Field Notes to a beautiful and tantalizing app on the App Store can be a long, and sometimes, arduous task. Making prototypes of your app ideas can make the finished product more successful and help you avoid nights tearfully crying over your keyboard while you rewrite core features. In this session we’ll talk through several different kinds of prototypes you might want to build and then look at tools that can help building these prototypes.
It has become evident that Auto Layout is the one true layout path of the future, yet often it is still difficult to implement in real world views. But with rumors of another new screen size flying thick, the benefit of being the master of your very own magical Auto Layout Unicorn is worth the trouble of learning a new and—let's be honest—sometimes confusing layout system. We'll cover best practices, animation and what to do when things don't appear where you think they should.