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Essential Mobile Interaction Design: native or web apps?

 
Bear Bibeault
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Does the book focus primarily on native mobile apps, or is it also useful for UX for the mobile web?
 
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Hey Bear, thanks for the question!

Definitely not just native mobile, but mobile web as well. We discuss a bit about the differences between web and native apps in the book, and a lot of our examples are iOS/Android tailored, but the content inside definitely has use for mobile web developers as well. That was the entire goal of the book actually, to write something that wouldn't be constrained to a single platform, and that would instead be useful to anyone, regardless as to where they are working.
 
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Cool. A follow-up question: with respect to mobile web apps, does the book address the challenges of mobile-first design; in which the UI is designed such that it can scale up to wide-screen desktops via responsive CSS?
 
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P.S. Congrats on your first amazon review being a 5-star! That always feels good.
 
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Thanks for noticing the 5-star. We were proud too. :-)

As for responsive/mobile first. It's discussed in a bit of detail, though we mostly discuss the mobile aspect. There's very little that would be applicable for designing a responsive site, mostly because there are many other books that would do a much, much better job than I would on tackling that task. That's a topic deserving of a handful of books by itself. And unfortunately, AW wanted to limit me to 300 pages. :-)
 
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