On Thursday, Apple updated the iOS Human Interface Guidelines on its Developer site to include downloadable graphical templates that help app developers understand and create software using the iOS design language.
The new UI design resources are meant to help speed up the app creation and design process while also maintaining the look and feel typical of iOS apps. In a post, Apple said:
“The included resources are comprehensive and accurately depict the full range of UIKit controls, views, and glyphs available to developers using the iOS SDK.”
The resources include icon and glyph production files preconfigured to “automate asset production” using Sketch slices or Adobe Generator for Photoshop CC.
“Use the latest Sketch and Photoshop templates and guides, color palettes, and the San Francisco typeface to quickly and accurately design iOS apps that integrate seamlessly into the overall user experience of iOS.”
Apple has also introduced four videos, providing developers with an overview of what is in the new resources package, as well as three guides covering the usage of icons and glyph templates, and how to create app design composites.