User interface development is an important part of the mobile application development. At the same time getting started with it you can spend hours just looking for the right tools. To make your life a little bit easier we have put down a list of the useful UI resources for mobile user interface development which can help you easily speed up your work, including prototyping/wireframing tools, templates for Photoshop, OmniGraffle as well as emulators to simulate the target environment on a computer.
Please feel free to share any thoughts on your favorite tools in the comment area.
References: User Interface Guidelines (Official Documentation)
- Android: User Interface Guidelines
- iPhone: Human Interface Guidelines
- iPad: Human Interface Guidelines
- Palm Pre: User Interface Guidelines
Prototyping / Wireframing
Quickly sketch out iPhone UI prototypes. Brainstorm your application ideas using stainless steel stencil and mechanical pencil.
Use iPad Stencil Kit to quickly mock-up application ideas for the Apple iPad. How can you refine the user experience? What type of interaction is going to make the app compelling? Let this iPad Stencil Kit help you answer these questions.
LiveView is a specialized remote screen viewing application intended as a tool to help designers create graphics for mobile applications.
Android GUI PSD is inspired by idea of teehan+lax and is not intented to be used for final implementation. You can use Android GUI PSD for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions.
2. Android GUI PSD v2.0 by Vladimir Grishin
4. iPhone PSD Vector Kit by Renee Rist
6. iPhone Interface PSD by 320480
Palm Pre GUI
Full UI Design Suites
MIDS (Mobile Interface Design System)
MIDS is the first complex dedicated system for automation of UI design, prototyping, and usability testing that meets standard process requirements of cellular operators, handset manufacturers, content and service providers.