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Alex (@akomarov) and Nikita are Russian designers located in Melbourne, Australia, and Riga, Latvia. Together they run a nimble mobile UX/UI studio, www.komarov.mobi, that helps clients create exciting experiences for innovative mobile products.

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Brave New WorldDesigning For A Maturing Android

Android is huge: 480 million people currently use Android devices, and 1 million new devices are activated daily. This means that every three weeks, the number of people who activate new Android devices is equal to the entire population of Australia. (Recent studies by Nielsen show that more Android devices are on the market than iOS devices.)

Designing For A Maturing Android

Popular apps that become available on Android experience huge growth. For example, Instagram grew by 10 million users with the launch of its Android app — in just 10 days.

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iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Over-Blown Visuals

The development of iPhone applications has recently become a hot topic in the design community; everybody tries to come up with some creative idea, port it into a stylish iPhone-alike application and sell it to thousands of users through the iPhone app store. However, many of these applications are poorly designed and therefore miss the chance of providing users with a truly useful product that users would find worth recommending to friends and colleagues. We want to take a closer look at the design of iPhone applications and showcase some good and bad examples, best practices as well as useful...

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