Apple Watch Springboard inspired App interface

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by MacOSXProgram, May 21, 2015.

  1. MacOSXProgram macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2009

    I was wondering if apple is okay with people designing iPhone/iPad apps that are inspired by the Apple Watch Springboard to use to navigate different views. So, instead of using traditional list view, I would use the "bubble" UI to show different views.

    I tried looking in the internet for examples but couldn't find any.

    Thank you.
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Not sure what you're talking about. Sketches of what you have in mind could be helpful.
  3. MacOSXProgram thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2009
    So basically, instead of using UITableView to navigate view controllers, I would use UIbuttons, and those buttons would be circular in shape and arranged just like the apps icons in apple watch springboard. Thanks!

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  4. PhoneyDeveloper, May 23, 2015
    Last edited: May 25, 2015

    PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    I really don't know the answer.

    In general Apple doesn't care what your apps look like.

    The case that they seem to care what your app looks like is if it copies an existing Apple app. They also have opinions about your use of system buttons.

    Your case might be one that Apple cares about.
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    As long as people couldn't be confused and not know they're in your app, you're fine, I think.
  6. pellets007 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2009
    New York
    Sounds like you are wanting a UICollectionView with circular nodes to navigate to different views?

    I would argue against it from two points:
    • If it uses attributes from WatchKit UI, I don't see Apple liking it too much.
    • It goes against current UI practices and users aren't likely to immediately recognize the point of your App.
  7. KoolStar, Jun 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006

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