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One Page Love

A massive showcase of beautiful one page websites, templates and resources. One page websites are great for marketing iOS apps and One Page Love provides hundreds of examples and templates for you to use as inspiration. Each website includes an embedded preview and short description with a link out to the actual site. Websites are also tagged and categorised to help you find what you’re looking for. They’re also working on a new one page portfolio builder called Currl. […]

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User Onboarding

A site that provides a detailed look at the way popular web and iOS apps onboard their users. User Onboarding details the first-time launch process with ‘teardowns’ – step by step screenshot slideshows with insightful annotations that describe and analyse the process. It is crucial to get the user onboarding process right, and this site offers some really invaluable advice that you could apply to your apps. The most recent teardown looks at the new Apple Music app which, unfortunately, doesn’t fair too well. […]

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LAPA

A curated gallery of landing page inspiration. LAPA is like many of the app galleries but focuses on landing pages instead of app screenshots. With the App Store being as large as it is, having a presence on the web should be an important part of your marketing strategy, and LAPA can provide you with great inspiration for your design. The site runs on Tumblr so the features are limited, but each post is tagged with useful keywords so you can filter the landing pages by iPhone apps, iPad apps, and more, and you can search the entire collection. […]

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Sketch App Sources

A large source of high-quality Sketch downloads. Sketch App Sources features plugins, tutorials, tips, articles, UI kits, wireframe kits, templates, icons, and many design resources created by Sketch users around the world, including complete sections for iOS.
Sketch is fast becoming the app to use for iOS interface design and one of the best ways to learn new techniques and design principles is to study and analyse the work of others, which is why Sketch App Sources is a great site.
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Sketchapp TV

365 free premium Sketch App files delivered at one file a day. Sketchpad TV is an excellent collection of design resources that should provide great inspiration for your app designs. Not all the free files will be completely relevant to iOS design but previous files have included app mockups, icons, logos and promo images. Definitely worth checking out if you are a Sketch user. […]

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UICloud

A massive online database of user interface designs. UICloud consists of over 46,000 UI elements and 1,200 UI kits each categorised by platform (including iOS and Mac), UI element type and colour. You can browse the collection by category, latest, top rated, most popular and search for UI keywords. Most of the designs include free to download PSDs and, in the case of some web designs, HTML and CSS files. Also, most designs are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License so are also free to use with attribution. […]

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TETHR

A free iOS design kit worth $80 from Invision. The kit is comprised of 138 templates and over 250 components across 8 different PSD files, covering everything from e-commerce and multimedia to navigation and social. TETHR follows a clean and modern design and aims to match the flat style of iOS 7. Elements can be mixed and matched by drag-and-drop to create any iPhone interface and all assets are retina ready. […]

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Envato Market

A collection of websites where you can find and buy everything you’ll need for your next project. Envato Markets include: Code Canyon where you can get plugins, app components or complete templates; Video Hive, Audio Jungle and Photo Dune where you can find stock video, audio and photos respectively; 3D Ocean where you can buy models and textures for 3D projects; and more. Prices start at $1 so you should be able to find something within your budget. […]

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Mobile Awesomeness

An online gallery of mobile designs that aims to be a place for people to find inspiration, promote their work and connect with potential clients. Mobile Awesomeness is like many other gallery sites except they use a rating system where designs are rated on UI/UX, design and concept, with the highest rated designs being awarded Gold and Silver awards. The rating system helps to surface the best mobile designs so you don’t have to wade through lots of mediocre designs to get the best inspiration. […]

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Behance

A platform to showcase and discover photography, graphic design, illustration that is now part of the Adobe family. The types creative work you can find on Behance are definitely very broad but a quick search of ‘iOS’ can unearth beautiful iOS designs. Unlike other design showcase sites, Behance lets designers post much more detail about their work with long scrollable images. Definitely a great place to get inspiration or contact great designers. […]

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